I'm taking a break now from trying to craft the perfect cover letter for a job application that really does need a bang up cover letter, because it's corporate, and personality and professionalism will make or break it.
I often fear as I submit a job application that I've not researched the company properly, or made myself sound too intellectual, or too perky, or too serious, or too keen or ignorant or ... well you know. I once heard a story of a crew house entirely papered with "cloud paper" resumés. (Cloud paper is blue stationary with white puffy clouds printed on it. It might be good for sending party invitations or for putting up notices at your local flying club, but no one will ever hire you based on a resumé printed on cloud paper). Hundreds of well-intentioned individuals spending printer ink and a stamp on a message so wrong it was ludicrous. I wonder who is mocking my job applications and where. But I keep sending them.
Today someone sent me a job application. Top marks for looking for a job outside of the Nigerian spam e-mail market, but zero marks for research and presentation. It's obvious that he doesn't read this blog, so I've no qualms about posting the application here.
I WISH TO USE THIS MEDIUM TO APPY FOR THE VACANY POST THAT EXIST IN THE AIR LINE .MY AREA OF SPECIALISATION INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING COMPUTER ENGINEER, WELDER, GENERAL ALERTNESS AND PROBLEN SOLUTION.
I WILL BE GRATEFUL IF MY APPLICATION IS FAVOURABLY CONSIDER
THANKS THE TIME GIVING TO I WILL BE WAITING TO SEE YOUR REPLY SOON.
BYE FOR NOW DANIEL
If any of my readers has an opening for an individual who specializes in welding, computer engineering and general alertness, but not spelling, contact me for Daniel's personal details.