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Alamo79

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Cover letters - Is it OK to write them in the third person?
« on: November 12, 2006, 10:30:18 PM »
Here's what I've got so far:

"Yo yo,

Alamo wants you to know that hes going to be a star, flyin' high in the realm of the legal eagles.  Alamo has been checkin' out your phatty firm, and Alamo likes what he sees.  Alamo wants to give you first shot at his supreme services.  Alamo likes your town, cuz Alamo thinks it would be a chill place to work some memo-rific magic.  As you can see from his righteous resume, Alamo has nothing but the first-class finest education and experiences, so you know Alamo is gonna have all the big firms fightin' over who gets him on their A-team.  You get back with Alamo first, it just might be you.  Hit Alamo up on his beeper and he'll make it happen for ya."

Obviously I'm not done yet, but what do you think?  It's got potential, right - it'll separate me from the crowd of nameless, faceless automatons?  Do I exude a healthy balance of high self-esteem and confidence in my abilities?

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Re: Cover letters - Is it OK to write them in the third person?
« Reply #1 on: November 12, 2006, 11:34:16 PM »
Wow, can you write me one too?

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Re: Cover letters - Is it OK to write them in the third person?
« Reply #2 on: November 13, 2006, 01:54:04 AM »
You'll get in everywhere you apply!

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Re: Cover letters - Is it OK to write them in the third person?
« Reply #3 on: November 13, 2006, 01:57:24 AM »
I would slip a couple F-bombs in there just for good measure. Just to make sure they give you the callback right up front.

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Re: Cover letters - Is it OK to write them in the third person?
« Reply #4 on: November 13, 2006, 01:55:50 PM »
The font is completely inappropriate.

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Re: Cover letters - Is it OK to write them in the third person?
« Reply #5 on: December 05, 2006, 02:44:26 PM »
Instead of writing "chill place," I would write "sexy firm."  Perhaps this is personal opinion.

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Re: Cover letters - Is it OK to write them in the third person?
« Reply #6 on: December 05, 2006, 05:19:16 PM »
I would throw "bustin a nut" somewhere in there too.