Wednesday, March 14, 2007

"I know, I'll make a list of positive traits"

"...and then say that I have them. I'll be hired for sure!"

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I'll stop posting bad cover letters when people stop leaving them behind.



Anonymous Anonymous said...

You know, as a reader of this blog I have gotten so many helpful tips for cover letters that will be helpful for me when it comes time to write one. Thanks!

7:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Does this person talk about any of their actual skills at all? Yikes.

10:20 PM  
Blogger thiswasnotmeantforme said...

ha, i agree with anonymous #1 - if i ever find myself struggling to write a cover letter, i'll just come here for examples of what not to do.

10:52 PM  
Anonymous Klumpig said...

Determination-that's what the greeting card industry needs. DETERMINATIONNNNNNNNN.

11:01 AM  
Blogger AHFB said...

^^ha, ha my commenters are making funnier observations than anything i'm writing on this one.

11:29 AM  
Blogger Joel said...

I agree with Author that determination does not get the respect it deserves.

But "according [to] my belief" is the dumbest phrase ever (according to my belief).

2:49 PM  
Blogger Dan Ray said...

Attention Mr. or Ms. Fishbowl: We Fishbowl consultants are finally onto you. I just found the original artwork from this post in Angell Hall. Woot.

6:38 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

resume only has an accent on the last e, not both. the writer probably just wanted to really show how DETERMINED he/she was to get that accent in.

6:38 PM  
Anonymous Skullturf Q. Beavispants said...

Wikipedia spells it with accents on both e's. For French speakers, this would yield a pronunciation closer to the way we say it (more like "ray-zoo-may" than "ruh-zoo-may"). But of course, when the word is adopted by English, there's a strong case that the second e is the only one requiring the accent (since English words don't normally have accents, but one wants to distinguish the word from the verb "resume" meaning "restart".)

Actually, The Onion had a list of job-hunting tips, one of which was:

Be sure to pronounce résumé "REH-zoo-may," which means "a list of one's accomplishments and qualifications," and not like the word "resume," which means "to unpause Resident Evil 3."

1:55 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i was sitting next to this girl when she was writing this. i was a total snooper and looked to see what she was writing. i didn't want to be mean to her face.

what a great blog idea :)

12:16 AM  

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