I’ve received a ton of emails about Part 1 of my three-part series — How to Get a Job: A True Story.
Amazingly, the vast majority of them have not been berating me for taking 3 weeks to post part 2. And now, without further ado, the scintillating saga continues.
How to Get a Job: A True Story (Part 2)
- Direct ask: I want to work for you and here’s why. Bam.
- Smart flattery: Telling me I’m “amazing” sounds lame — because a) I’m not, and b) you don’t know me. On the other hand, telling me I must be trustworthy because I have bangs is just brilliant.
- Shared interests: East Africa, ballet flats, Chai tea.
- Witty writing: If you’ve got it, flaunt it.
I want to work for YOU!
you are truly awesome and i loved this email. im sadly not hiring right but this ROCKED. could i post this on my blog if i took out some (you tell me) incriminating details? it’s like you took a class to write a pitch letter this is so awesome.
In her email — keep in mind that only 27 days had passed since she initially wrote me wanting to work at Twitter — she told me that she was actually already working for Twitter.
Tune in next time for Part 3…(and remember, Part 1 is still here)