Seriously. It’s like all the stuff you need to make cookies is staring you in the face. All of a sudden, the eggs break open and slap you in the eye socket. The milk pours down your front and the flour projects itself on to your favorite shirt. And just when you think you have them under control, the chocolate chips melt and streak down your pants in an embarrassing manner.
Ok, back to business. I’m trying to get a letter out to a company to get an interview and a job. I know I can do all the stuff they ask me to do but I can’t tell them in the right way. Part of me wants to scream, “oh forget this crap, look at the silly resume.” Obviously, they want this letter for a reason.
So, the major thing to remember is that they want to make sure you can do the job. But your resume is about you, not the cover letter. The cover letter is about THEM. Make your achievements and experiences tie back to the stuff they outline in the job posting. I suck at it so I won’t give examples but someone should be able to figure this out.
So I applied for a job. (yay!)
I interviewed a few times (yay!)
I didn’t get the job (boo!)
I was rather upset yesterday when I heard back. You know that sinking feeling you get in your stomach when someone says, “unfortunately….”? Yeah, it was like that.
So, for an hour or so I moped around. I was in lab when I got the call so I sat there and worked a little more before giving up and leaving.
I sent a text to each of my parents. My mother, at lunch at the time, was the first to respond. She was comforting and apologized but I still felt like crap. So I called my dad.
He was with a client so he said he’d call back.
He called a little while later and we talked about the interview. I started to feel better. We talked about random stuff after that. Eventually, he told me Winnie the Pooh is a Daoist. I’m not sure where that came from but I hope someone can shed some light on it.
So, I’m looking for a job. Anyone need a Jr. Systems Administrator with an appetite for knowledge and enough drive to run a small website for months?