Micro-Fiction to Micro-Cover Letter
Catching an Employer's Eye in 150 Characters or Less
A few months ago I applied for a writing job, that I subsequently did not get, that required me to sell myself in 150 characters or less. In this fast past world where publishers and bloggers format their articles to fit on a cell phone screen or people discuss their lives, adventures, and mindless dribbles in 140 characters, I wasn't surprised.
A challenge nonetheless…
So, I tried to stay with the food theme of my cover letter, more or less because I couldn't think of another angle at the time. It came out all right. Here's what I submitted:
My best attempt to deliver a succinct list of my most important qualities and abilities along with showcasing my writing ability. I look at it now and see a dozen ways to improve it. Woulda, coulda, shoulda. Here’s my revision:
Combine Creativity and Self-Motivated Work Ethic in a large bowl. Pour into Any work environment. Results: Quality Prose and Increased Productivity.
I would love to see how you would approach this assignment. Write a 150-character or less cover letter you would submit to a potential employer in the comments section below.