So, my friend recently sent me this job that looks really interesting. Seems like it pays decently, has good benefits, and is related to multiculturalism, which I find to be an important topic.
But, now I struggle with those damned marketing campaigns that we were all supposed to somehow learn along the way. And the product I speak of is ourselves. They desire to know why I am the right person for this job. The resume thing, I get-but those cover letters, or the marketing advertisements, are really tough.
Where do I start? Do I start with some slogan for myself? Deborah is soo much betta than the rest!! Maybe I should draw a picture of pom poms just so they know how enthusiastic I am. No, but seriously. I suppose I will just wing it and write what I really think. That in college I opened my horizons, took many different subjects, traveled around the world for a while, and always tried throughout my life to be open to people who are different than me. Hopefully I can throw in some other experiences from college such as when we tried to make “peace” between Muslims, Christians, and Jews by bringing in some comedians, making peace signs, and eating together of course. It was a start and the thought that counted, I hope.
I think I might go out and buy a book on cover letters as well. A few pointers can’t hurt. I also believe that letting one or two other people read your resume and cover letters-as each cover letter should be different for each job-is not a bad idea. They catch things you otherwise might have skipped over and can think of objective ideas that I may not have realized were useful or relevant. The thing I love the most though is when they desire experience.
Of course not every job wants to spend their time or money training young adults fresh out of college, but how am I supposed to get experience if every job requires experience? Such is life though. I think those are the kinds of things that keep us on our toes. For all of us who do not like math all we have to do is live life in order to get a taste of what it is all about. Everyday we face obstacles, mazes, difficult formulations, and sometimes are forced to try and comprehend something that looks like a, but actually means 1. If life was too easy, our brains would get flabby. The brain is a muscle and without those bicep curls at least three times a week we will lose our flattering figures. Whoever is reading this better be taking notes-this is important advice. J