Covers Letter By Amanda Frank
Monster Contributing Writer :
Do Not Breach Job Hunting Protocol
Job-hunting protocol dictates that you must not skip this step of the application process. If ever there was time and place to be acquiescent and compliant it’s now, which granted is a time-consuming pain in the neck.
In my first round of canvassing for donations to the Ride to Conquer Cancer I sent out a generic bulk email. I wrote one ultra generic message and sent it to a large mailing list in BCC, which is much lazier than sending a hundred emails of the same generic message. I knew what I was doing was wrong, but I felt justified in my half-baked approach because I didn’t want to be pushy, even if it meant my fundraising would suffer. That translates into a lack of confidence, not something you want to convey when you’re applying for a job!
Of course I caught flack from my mentor, a photographer and media guy (a generally successful business person and human being) who gives me contract work and knows this behavior is beneath me.
By Amanda Frank
Monster Contributing Writer