Tuesday, March 20, 2007

I've Been Knighted!

On Friday we began placing advertisements to find my replacement at work; I've already received well over 200 applications. I'm grateful to have this particular experience right now, because I'm getting ideas for resumes and cover letters that stand out, and it's also helping me form a mental list of cliches to avoid. When I start sending cover letters out, they are going to rock.

Word to the wise: if you say in your cover letter that you are "detail oriented," you probably don't want to misspell the name of the company you are applying to.

So far, my favorite letter of interest begins, "Dear Sir Andy."

7 comments:

Jade said...

Was the Dear Sir Andy letter from the same person who is detail oriented? Does he or she also have great compuper skills?

Jarred said...

I suppose being knighted is better than being crowned?

The Law Fairy said...

A woman I go to church with told me that when she registered with United, they gave her a whole bevy of choices for her title. She settled on "Lady," and now she knows precisely who United has given her information to, because that mail always comes to "Lady Jane Doe" :)

Next time I sign up for a mailing list, I think I'll make myself a "IV." And perhaps a "Madame."

Brent said...

We have fun at my job looking at applicants cover letters too. I'm always amazed at the misspellings as its the easiest mistakae to avoid with proofreading. Congrats on the knighthood. My regards to the queen.

Gino said...

would you prefer 'queen andy'?

Anthony said...

Apologies for being a killjoy, but I have a feeling that foreign nationals may be knighted but are not permitted to use the title outside the UK.

Perhaps you should forget about moving to Oregon and just cross the Atlantic?

Andy said...

Does it count for anything that my grandmother's maiden name is Windsor?

I think I'd like living in the UK. I fantasize about retiring in Scotland in some isolated little stone cottage on the heath.