Another (Mo)ron

19 Feb

More cover letter goodness. I’m going to wallpaper my office with this shit.

“I’m always the middle (wo)man…and I’m okay with that. Friends say I’m resourceful and family just say I’m nosy. To you that means a high performing interactive leader who sees the big digital picture with crystal ball-like clarity and problem solves with little or no guidance. I’m a strategic visionary who uses humor, finesse and gumption to secure buy-in at all levels. The rest? Well, you can see for yourself.”

Resourceful and nosy. Sounds like she’s a pickpocket in her spare time. Or my ex mother-in-law. Same thing.

UPDATE: I accidentally deleted a comment that asked what I think is a good cover letter. A good cover letter doesn’t sound as if it was copied out of Cover Letters for Dummies. If it uses industry terminology, it better be in context. And don’t be too quirky. Quirky’s fine in person – in an email it makes you sound psychotic and desperate. Attaching your bank routing and account numbers also works to garner my interest.

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3 Responses to “Another (Mo)ron”

  1. QBTerror February 20, 2008 at 12:29 pm #

    you are hilarious.
    I want to work for you.

  2. Commute-a-holic February 21, 2008 at 11:01 am #

    Agency Tart –

    Your blog is a riot. I used to work on the agency side at both traditional and interactive shops. Maybe I take it for granted because I’ve been involved with interactive/digital marketing since the early ’90s, but I cannot believe how many marketing people are positively clueless about the Web.

    I’m working on a project right now where a very senior level marketing person can’t even understand emails. It is really embarrassing.

    These cover letters are an absolute riot! For the person who said she’s a “middle woman” – is she applying to work at an escort agency? My God – she sounds like she could be your worst nightmare. I really don’t need a coworker “snooping” around to get the work done. So much for being “strategic.”

    If you have to ask what a “good” cover letter is and you want to work in marketing-communications, you need to go find another career because you obviously do not know how to communicate.

    People wanting to work in marketing/interactive have positively lost it.

    Keep on sharing the great stuff!

  3. bg February 22, 2008 at 9:09 pm #

    “I’m also able to leverage multi-channel disciplines with fully-integrated and full-hyphenated initiatives to maximize agency profit goals.

    Oh, and I cook. A little.”

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