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It's become standard that every day my BFF from NC and I will call each other to complain about the tedious process of applying to jobs, the hard knock life of a 20-something-year-old, and how unfair it is that no one wants to hire us. We spend the days sending each other the latest humorous thing we've managed to insert into our cover letters, like "You can't judge me by just this 8.5 and 11 inch paper; I'm WAY better in person," and "Not only will I build your image in the community, but I'll look fab while doing it."
Or my personal favorite: "I know what you're thinking– that yes, I am the perfect person for the job, but there is no way you can afford me. But I'm not in it for the money– well, I do need to pay my rent, but money it isn't the most important thing...The fact that you're minutes from my house is a big plus– and you'll never have to worry that I'll be late! So Let's talk soon."
And you wonder why we haven't heard back from these companies, right?
I was on the brink of having a meltdown the other day, when she sent me something that she ran across in her grad school textbook. Ironically, it was actually something that made me feel better and I'll share it with you now: