Step 1. Make resume.
Skills? Uh…I sort of knew HTML back in middle school when I had a MySpace… I’ll put that on there, make myself really stand out. Any employer would feel lucky to hire me!
Oh..But what if they actually want me to use HTML at my job? All I remember is how to bold the B in BaBiiGuRl…
What you’re left with:
“Skills: Microsoft Word.”
Step 2. Reading through job descriptions
They want 3-5 years minimum marketing experience? I worked at a Hallmark store during my winter break one year. I had to market like, cards and stuff….I got this!
‘Looking for a finance/business recent graduate’….Hmm…I was a Communications major but I have a bank account…Sounds good.
‘High school degree or GED equivalent required, college degree unnecessary’… So glad I went thousands of dollars into debt…PICK ME
Step 3. Finding your objective
Objective: To be employed.
…is that good enough?
Or should I put: “Objective: I have no specific objective because I don’t actually know what your business is about nor if I am qualified for the position. In fact, I don’t actually even want this job at all but I figured I’d give it a shot. Pick me”
Step 4: Writing the cover letter
I have a great personality. And I want to move out of my parent’s house sooner rather than later.
Step 5: Sending in the resume, cover letter, and application.
That e-mail confirmation came rather quickly…Alright. Now I just have to wait for the interview. I got this!
Look at me go, taking the initiative, applying to real-person jobs! I love the real world.
Step 6: Waiting.
Monday…Tuesday..Wednesday….two weeks later…
Step 7: Trying to find the phone number and/or contact person and/or e-mail address in order to follow up and find out when interviews are being conducted
Where do they hide this information? I feel like I’m searching through a Where’s Waldo book.
Step 8: Realizing you didn’t get accepted or rejected. You just got ignored.
I hate the real world.