Feeling Bad/Hateful About Writing Cover Letters?
I have yet to find someone who *Loves* to write cover letters. Cover lettering writing in itself is an art, and even I, who has read hundreds of them, understand your pain and the challenges of writing the perfect cover letter: professional, interesting, and exactly what the reader (who you've never ever met) will think is exactly right.
As a way to keep in touch with what's going on in all the fabulous SI specializations, I subscribe to a variety of different listservs including LIBJOBS, Nonprofit Tech Jobs, AMIA-L, iProJobs, etc. I seriously get a couple hundred emails a day from all these different listservs! Obviously, I don't read all the messages, but I do skim a lot of them and have had learned a lot about what is going on in the Information World – and also gotten some good laughs over the discussions and arguments (and they can get nasty!) amongs the other subscribers. (Sometimes it’s very hard to not put my two cents in, I must admit!).
Today, a gem came through one of the listservs that I just had to share with you. I try to keep this blog pretty professional, but I think that this site is a good one to read that will make you laugh, and make you feel like your own cover letter writing is not so horrible or challenging. Overqualifed posts a new cover letter every Tuesday for you to read (or you can subscribe and they will send it to you personally for your viewing pleasure) -- and to gather some DO NOT DO THIS tips! I find these very amusing. However, if you read a few of these letters and aren't quite sure what's wrong with them, contact SI Careers IMMEDIATLEY. :) Have a great weekend, everyone! Kelly
Posted by kkowatch at June 1, 2007 10:19 AM