It’s spring, and a lot of people are graduating from college soon and need jobs. Yikes!
Actually, if you need a job for when you graduate in a month you probably should have started applying at the beginning of March so… get on that!
“But Kerry!” you might be thinking. “I can fill up a resume no problem but I get hung up on cover letters!”
Well, me too. It’s hard for me to say nice things about myself and be SERIOUS about it! I can prance around all day saying, “I’m awesome!” or, “I’m hirarious!” or, “I’m a riot!” but I say it with a smirk or a twinkle in my eye so that people know I’m joking. Patty raised a litter of humble kids, gosh darn it! And I generally try to stay true to my roots.
BUT NOT ON COVER LETTERS! Unless you’re 24 and like living with your parents (ahahahhahah, that’s me).
STEP ONE: Why you want the job!
I want this baking job because I love cookies. I want to work at PetCo because I love washing puppies.
STEP TWO: Why you’re good for it!
You’ve been baking for 12 years and have a slew of tried and true recipes to bring to the table? You volunteer at an animal shelter over the summer and love puppies?
STEP THREE: Examples of how awesome you already are!
You won the “Best Cookie” award at last year’s Peach Festival? You once rescued 12 puppies from a burning building and made front page of the local newspaper? These are the things you want to share.
STEP FOUR: Conclusion!
Make it snappy, these people have hundreds of applications to read.
All my love,
(pick a different valediction than this one)
(Special thanks to DMo on this one!)
Remember to write a new cover letter for each job you apply for! You may be able to get away with a standard resume but if you tell the bakery about how much you love puppies they are going to get confused and ignore you.
Good luck out there!