“I am Qualified …”
Sometimes I’m sending out a cover letter for a job, and you know, sometimes it’s time to have some fun. I prefaced one today as follows:
My resume, below
Will show there’s
Little about e-mail
That I don’t know
Dedicated, I am
To the task at hand
I am qualified
To Kill your Spam
I figured this was fair game because the company is a start-up and I was going to brag about my word-ic background among my bullet points anyway:
- I have a degree in English Rhetoric, and a minor in Computer Science. Computational linguistics and heuristic content analysis turn me on.
The company had listed “an almost fanatical desire to kill spam” in the job req’s bullet points, at which point I figured we had some shared mentality. I then pasted my little poem on IRC, and got a local job lead at another fun-sounding company who needs someone to engineer better ways to send out lots of e-mail.
Meanwhile, I’ve got one month and one day of unemployment income in the pipeline. So … I’ll start checkin’ out the market for waiters later in the week.