Archive for April 27th, 2012

How-to write a cover letter

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!


Hello, I’m Kerry! Maker. Sewist. Fan of all things bright.

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