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I suck at Scrabble and I need Words to express Things. Help?

I would like to include in my cover letter the sentiment that the years I took off from work (for reasons I touch on) make me hungry for any job I take on. I would really like a job that gave me things to think about, something to focus on and obsess over. How can I put this that doesn't use the word "hungry" and makes me sound more like a dedicated worker and less like a slightly crazed person? My thesaurus's suggestion of "could eat a horse" is not helping.
posted by FiveSecondRule on Jan 3, 2014 - 11 answers

help me avoid cover letter pitfalls

I'm writing a cover letter applying to film casting internships in NYC. When I explain why I want to work for specific companies how do I avoid sounding fanboyish? Also how do I broach the subject of my age? [more inside]
posted by timsneezed on Aug 30, 2013 - 7 answers

How do I land my dream job with little experience?

I'm about to enter the work force with a Masters degree and little applied work experience. What do I do? [more inside]
posted by northxnorthwest on Jun 1, 2013 - 11 answers

Can I apply for a job that reports to a job I applied for in the past without looking like an ass?

Applied for job last month, didn't get it. Now another job from same company has been posted - a position that would be reporting to the higher-up position I applied for last month. Is it completely weird to throw my hat in the ring again? Snowflakiness inside. [more inside]
posted by thereemix on Nov 1, 2011 - 20 answers

Is it bad if I send similar cover letters to the same recruiter for different jobs?

Looking for lab research assistant/technician jobs in the academic industry. Many of these jobs within the same schools have the same recruiter. Is it bad to have a similar cover letter for the same recruiter for these similar jobs? [more inside]
posted by skybluesky on Jul 5, 2011 - 3 answers

How can a great classroom teacher find a geat job not in the classroom?

Where can someone who cares about children, especially those who are disadvantaged orwith special needs find a job outside of the classroom? [more inside]
posted by stormygrey on Apr 8, 2011 - 5 answers

Why yes, I will totally resort to flattery if that's what you would like, Mr. McAwesomesauce!

Interviewers/HR people: what's the best cover letter you've ever read, the one that made you want to hire that person on the spot? [more inside]
posted by T.D. Strange on Mar 21, 2011 - 26 answers

Rate this thing that is a cover letter

I have written a cover letter. I would like to know whether it makes recruiters jump for joy or punch the screen. [more inside]
posted by Fen on Mar 11, 2011 - 40 answers

Should I name drop in a cover letter?

I'm writing a cover letter for a job application at a company. Should I mention in the letter how I found out about the opening? [more inside]
posted by bluefly on Mar 28, 2010 - 8 answers

The great cover letter debate

I am ready to pull out my hair!! What is the difference between a cover letter and a "Personal Qualifications Statement"? I feel as though I am merely going to be restating information. ( I am applying for a position as an adjunct instructor, and I have been asked to write both.)
posted by AlliKat75 on Mar 21, 2010 - 11 answers

To whom it may concern:

I'd like to see examples of great cover letters, please. [more inside]
posted by pseudostrabismus on Mar 8, 2009 - 20 answers

Strike the floor jogging

I loathe the phrase "[I will] hit the ground running." What can I say in a cover letter that conveys that point without any of the cliche?
posted by Franklin76 on Jan 6, 2009 - 17 answers

Cover letter for a full-time job that shouldn't be

Help me write a winning cover letter! I'm trying to convince a company looking for software engineers that I could be a great addition even though I don't want to work full-time. [more inside]
posted by tigerjade on Mar 3, 2008 - 7 answers

I want to work for the gubmint

I need help on the Federal job application process [more inside]
posted by reenum on Jun 19, 2007 - 9 answers

How to format my paragraphs in a job application?

How should I format the paragraphs in my cover letter / application materials for an academic position? [more inside]
posted by evinrude on Mar 5, 2007 - 9 answers

How Important Are Cover Letters?

Do cover letters matter? [more inside]
posted by clairezulkey on Aug 16, 2006 - 20 answers

Cover letters, round 2

Job filter: any advice for a recent graduate trying to write a cover letter that isn't all inane buzzwords and useless filler? [more inside]
posted by Mayor West on May 25, 2006 - 11 answers

I need a jumpstart on my cover letters.

What should I write about in my cover letter if there is no specific job description? [more inside]
posted by saucy on Oct 11, 2005 - 6 answers

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