Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Cover Letters Can Be A Good Laugh

So if you wanted a good laugh today, here are some fun reads from the world of recruiting...ah, yes. The notorious cover letter. Done well, they can distinguish you from a stack of resumes in a recruiter's inbox. Done poorly...well...you end up on blog postings like this. ;)

My personal favorite? Ironically, it would still probably catch my attention because of its sheer absurdity. :o So I guess it would work. But that's just me.

"My name is ____, and I kick ass. See resume for details."


4 comments:

HRagitator said...

When asked, I always counsel people not to do a cover letter unless there is something very specific and important that you need to address.

Most people's cover letter's are a complete re-hash of their resume and very useless. It certainly doesn't help you get a job.

If most people are like me, the less they say, the better their chances. :)

Anonymous said...

I would hire that guy on the spot! :p

John said...

We got one cover letter...

My peers say that I am very decisive... I think they are correct :(

Land Job said...

These days you have to do everything you can to stand out. Not sure about dropping profanities in the CV letter but people are getting creative.