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Task Avoidance

I read LJ pretty much every day - sometimes multiple times a day - but almost never post. I have yet to do develop that casual just-chatting style while writing, although I enjoy conversations very much.

Today's post is inspired by my deciding to apply for a job. This requires a resume. Which I haven't done one of in almost twenty years.

Now I have a bare first draft done, and it looks terrible to me. But I'm at a loss as to how to progress. I don't know what to change, or which direction to take it. I've even caught myself defending the current wording, much like a doting parent with a snot-nosed child.

And then there's the cover letter. So far, I've gotten to "Dear Ms. Hyde" (the contact name on the posting I'm interested in).

I know, I'll do a load of dishes, and then laundry! No, no, back to staring at the screen. Better yet, cruise LJ again...

Comments

blueeyedtigress
Jun. 14th, 2006 04:14 pm (UTC)
Ooh, I sympathise! Cover letters always have me staring blankly.

Um ... you do know that modern resumes don't look at all like the ones we all did 20 years ago, right? Just checking ... ;]
alicebentley
Jun. 14th, 2006 04:25 pm (UTC)
No, seriously, my ignorance of resumes, and cover letters, really knows no bounds.

Even when I was hiring at the bookstore, I didn't ask for resumes.
blueeyedtigress
Jun. 14th, 2006 04:29 pm (UTC)
If you want to send yours over to me, I could make some suggestions, if you like. (But not until I get back from Anthrocon, though -- so, next week.) I promise to be kindly and constructive.
beamjockey
Jun. 15th, 2006 12:09 am (UTC)
When in doubt, show it to Moira. Email me and I'll provide her address.

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