Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Nine pages fill that binder: my two-page letter of introduction, my resume, their three-page application, a page of professional references, a recommendation letter from a former employer, my two-page college transcript and the abstract for my thesis.
I've been agonizing over the cover letter. What made it so hard was how important it was.
I had imagined things would go like this: I finish college, there is a graduation to mark this important transition, I begin job hunting, I get hired and go to work.
But life is messier than that. Right in the middle of everything, economic necessity pushes me to job hunt, my dream job appears before me like a genie from a bottle and I have to show them, here and now, that I am the right one for the job.
But I realized it was silly to struggle like that when I have no fewer than 20 writing teachers in my acquaintance, plus an editor I see every week. I ran my cover letter by a couple of respected colleagues, and now I am done!
Now I wait to find out if I get an interview.
Posted by Indie at 1:11 AM