May. 29th, 2014

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magpieandwhale:

trailofdesire:

emilysidhe:

ambienne:

Please give me all the advice you have on writing cover letters. Like, the closer you can get to literally just writing a cover letter for me, the better. Ok bye.

This is how I did the one for my librarian position.  I hope it helps.

Dear Person Hiring for this Job,

I am writing to ask you to consider me for X position.  This is a paragraph about why I want to do X position in general.  It includes at least one personal detail and at least one job skill I consider a particular strength.  It argues that I am passionate about this career.  It is not long.

I have had the opportunity to gain experience in this job by - paragraph about my work or study experience.  It should go from most recent experience back.  Include some details about your responsibilities/achievements in your most recent or most important positions.  If you have mostly study experience, give more detail about what exactly you studied.  If you shadowed people, mention that.  If your work experience is largely unrelated, try to shoehorn some of it in (e.g. I gained experience working with people by).  You can supplement with relevant hobbies.  (But if you do have recent, relevant work experience, you should largely be detailing that.  Only embroider the other stuff if you need to flesh it out.)  This should be the longest paragraph.

I hope you will consider allowing me to do X thing at your company.  This is a few sentences about why I want to work at your company in particular and what I think I could bring.  Try to mention at least one detail from the company website, so they know you visited it.  This is a short paragraph that parallels the first one.

Thank you very much for your time and attention.

Sincerely,

Person You Would Be a Fool Not to At Least Interview

oh my god thank you this is relevant to current interests

Two other points, to challenge what’s being said above a little:

1) Remember that the person reading this cover letter wants to know how you can contribute to the company. Not how excited you are about the position: it’s all about what they gain. Try framing the whole thing in that sense — “You would gain my X awesome skill that would help you Y with your mission.” “Here’s why I’m awesome and a great fit for making your company go better.”

2) At the end, ask for the interview. “I am available at PHONE NUMBER at your convenience. I look forward to speaking with you about this great opportunity soon.” Maybe even say you’ll be following up at a specific time and date. Ask for the job. People respond to that, and it’s a good way to fake confidence until you make it. Ask for the job.

Okay, three points. People reading cover letters get SO BORED going through them. Think about starting off with a story that relates to why you’re interested in the job, or that demonstrates a skill or a strong interest that would make you a good candidate. Be memorable — people remember stories, even (maybe especially) very little ones.

*hoards advice*

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Anonymous asked: do you have any soulmate au fic recs? i don’t have just one or two favorites but i do have a ton of links if you’re interested in some general soulmate fic recs :D!fic, !fandom_related, fandom_related:thematic-list, fandom:glee, pairing:kurt.hummel/blaine.anderson, genre:au, au:soulmate!au, trope:soulmates

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tsarinajissa:

It is literally impossible for me to hear “I’ve got a theory” without saying “that it’s a demon”

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queerly-it-is:

d’you think the avengers ever play a game where they try to push steve’s buttons and get him all riled up and patriotic?

tony casually throws it into a conversation like “oh yeah I don’t vote” and steve trails off mid-sentence and gapes for a second before he starts in on the importance of the democratic process and how dangerous it can be if citizens give up their say in how the government is run and tony is trying so so hard to keep a straight face

meanwhile bruce is standing in the background timing the speech with his watch because whoever gets the longest rant wins a little trophy that tony made. the current holder of the trophy is clint who managed to convince steve that he doesn’t pay taxes

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heckacute:

The best part about living on your own is that some days you don’t say a single word out loud. 

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lumos5001:

howellartthou:

I’ve always been told not to give in to peer pressure but I’ve never been told not to pressure my peers and I think that shows how dysfunctional society is

real life plot hole found

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linkinparkvevo:

"90% of the population is straight" factoid actualy just statistical error. 0% of the population is straight. Straight Georg, who lives in cave & likes topgear, is an outlier adn should not have been counted

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anotherarspoetica:

"Poetry WTF?! is a website for poetry, but not your gran’s poetry. At Poetry WTF?! you will find serious literary remixes, surprising sculptural whiteouts …. and the occasional textual mess. It’s a brave new world.”

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elisabethhewer:

I stole an apple some time after I was born.
Do you think of me when you eat crumble?
I think God probably does.
It’s quite funny, really. He had the perfect world
and he let me and a snake and an apple
uproot it in a single day.

I opened a box they’d told me not to.
To be fair to myself, they gave me to a man
I’d never met. I’d never really met myself.
(My lungs and blood and hair were clay, once.)
That box was the only sort of history I had.
Wouldn’t you want to know your own story?

I abandoned a daughter and a kingdom
and ran away with a Trojan man. 
It has been decided that I wanted to go.
Even I’m not sure if I did anymore.
They sent a thousand ships and said they were for me.
(Secret: Troy was the only woman they wanted.)

The moral they intend us to take away is thatwomen are responsible for all the evils in the world.I’d suggest you make your own moral instead.

Mine is that a single woman can uproot
an entire world of men with the simple act
of eating an apple, opening a box, loving a prince. 

No wonder they use everything they’ve got
to keep us soft and pliant. 

— elisabeth hewer

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bondageisnotacrimeparis:

At saturday ropes ” Lyon “
Model : swan back

shibari: Amaury Grisel
Photo by Laurent Quinkal

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