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  • Brovid HasselsmofBrovid Hasselsmof [Growling historic on the fury road] Registered User regular
    Tube wrote: »
    Zonugal wrote: »
    I'd probably say my biggest gripe with job hunting is cover letters.

    I continuously hear that hiring managers find them useful but it is one of my least favorite things to do in the universe.

    Here's a page of me trying to sell you on me? Time for me to brag for a page about how awesome I am? I thought that my resume was designed to do that?

    I guess I can't say cover letters are the least favorite thing.

    That belongs to personality quizzes.

    I ain't even give a fuck about cover letters any more. I used to find them really hard but after a few years copywriting I'll knock out a cover letter in five minutes that'll have you inviting me to the christening of your first born. Other things that got knocked out of me: any reticence about arbitrarily describing myself as "passionate" about absurd job concepts that no one is passionate about.

    Would you say you're passionate about writing cover letters?

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    Tube wrote: »
    Zonugal wrote: »
    I'd probably say my biggest gripe with job hunting is cover letters.

    I continuously hear that hiring managers find them useful but it is one of my least favorite things to do in the universe.

    Here's a page of me trying to sell you on me? Time for me to brag for a page about how awesome I am? I thought that my resume was designed to do that?

    I guess I can't say cover letters are the least favorite thing.

    That belongs to personality quizzes.

    I ain't even give a fuck about cover letters any more. I used to find them really hard but after a few years copywriting I'll knock out a cover letter in five minutes that'll have you inviting me to the christening of your first born. Other things that got knocked out of me: any reticence about arbitrarily describing myself as "passionate" about absurd job concepts that no one is passionate about.

    Would you say you're passionate about writing cover letters?

    No, I'd say I'm passionate about the creation of peer-to-peer marketing materials that provide vital enablement for the recruitment team.

    I'm a fucking monster, I don't give a fuck anymore, someone should put me in the ground.

    Hobnail wrote: »
    This forum has taken everything from me
    This hurts but I deserve it

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  • chromdomchromdom Why do bad things keep happening to me? Oh yeah, because of the things I've done.Registered User regular
    edited February 4
    .
    chromdom wrote: »
    I have an otherwise awesome coworker who has hideous bad breath. If you're in a car with him it fills the interior to the degree that if you sit behind him you're still not safe.

    I am resigned to never be able to do anything about it.

    Do ... Do you work with me?

    Maybe? My door is open now - look for the office with Epic Handshake in chalk just inside the entrance.

    At the moment, I'm at my folks' helping to attend to my father's not-stroke, so I'm not in the office.
    Also I don't have a job right now.

    Just get super paranoid about coffee breath and onions on my sandwiches and things like that.

    chromdom on
  • 3clipse3clipse I will build a labyrinth to house the cheese Registered User regular
    Tube wrote: »
    Tube wrote: »
    Zonugal wrote: »
    I'd probably say my biggest gripe with job hunting is cover letters.

    I continuously hear that hiring managers find them useful but it is one of my least favorite things to do in the universe.

    Here's a page of me trying to sell you on me? Time for me to brag for a page about how awesome I am? I thought that my resume was designed to do that?

    I guess I can't say cover letters are the least favorite thing.

    That belongs to personality quizzes.

    I ain't even give a fuck about cover letters any more. I used to find them really hard but after a few years copywriting I'll knock out a cover letter in five minutes that'll have you inviting me to the christening of your first born. Other things that got knocked out of me: any reticence about arbitrarily describing myself as "passionate" about absurd job concepts that no one is passionate about.

    Would you say you're passionate about writing cover letters?

    No, I'd say I'm passionate about the creation of peer-to-peer marketing materials that provide vital enablement for the recruitment team.

    I'm a fucking monster, I don't give a fuck anymore, someone should put me in the ground.

    Tube you asked me if you ever started speaking this way to kill you.

    Blink thrice if you're trapped in there, screaming to get out past the alien virus that has control of your flesh-prison.

    I'm doing this for your own good. I'm sorry.

    I mean, I'd take Nick Offerman's spikey cat dick willingly
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  • Drake ChambersDrake Chambers Lay out my formal shorts. Registered User regular
    Tube wrote: »
    vital enablement
    This is master class material.

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  • LiiyaLiiya Registered User regular
    Are cover letters a different thing in the US? Over here mine have always been pretty minimal and a brief summary, and your CV is the bit where you make yourself sound like the greatest thing since sliced bread.

  • Drake ChambersDrake Chambers Lay out my formal shorts. Registered User regular
    chromdom wrote: »
    .
    chromdom wrote: »
    I have an otherwise awesome coworker who has hideous bad breath. If you're in a car with him it fills the interior to the degree that if you sit behind him you're still not safe.

    I am resigned to never be able to do anything about it.

    Do ... Do you work with me?

    Maybe? My door is open now - look for the office with Epic Handshake in chalk just inside the entrance.

    At the moment, I'm at my folks' helping to attend to my father's not-stroke, so I'm not in the office.
    Also I don't have a job right now.

    Just get super paranoid about coffee breath and onions on my sandwiches and things like that.

    Then, good news! It's not you.

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  • ShortyShorty JUDGE BROSEF Registered User regular
    Tube wrote: »
    Tube wrote: »
    Zonugal wrote: »
    I'd probably say my biggest gripe with job hunting is cover letters.

    I continuously hear that hiring managers find them useful but it is one of my least favorite things to do in the universe.

    Here's a page of me trying to sell you on me? Time for me to brag for a page about how awesome I am? I thought that my resume was designed to do that?

    I guess I can't say cover letters are the least favorite thing.

    That belongs to personality quizzes.

    I ain't even give a fuck about cover letters any more. I used to find them really hard but after a few years copywriting I'll knock out a cover letter in five minutes that'll have you inviting me to the christening of your first born. Other things that got knocked out of me: any reticence about arbitrarily describing myself as "passionate" about absurd job concepts that no one is passionate about.

    Would you say you're passionate about writing cover letters?

    No, I'd say I'm passionate about the creation of peer-to-peer marketing materials that provide vital enablement for the recruitment team.

    I'm a fucking monster, I don't give a fuck anymore, someone should put me in the ground.

    you deserve it just for "enablement"

    Tube wrote: »
    I was legit hoping that Shorty was somehow mistaken and the world wasn't that fucked
  • TubeTube Administrator, ClubPA admin
    Tube wrote: »
    vital enablement
    This is master class material.

    Yeah I'm a fucking piece of human garbage. Any time you're helping another department to do something, it's enablement. If you're creating a document, you're creating enablement materials.
    Liiya wrote: »
    Are cover letters a different thing in the US? Over here mine have always been pretty minimal and a brief summary, and your CV is the bit where you make yourself sound like the greatest thing since sliced bread.

    The resume is where you put all the stuff you've done, the cover letter is where you tell them why you're the best candidate for the job.

    Hobnail wrote: »
    This forum has taken everything from me
    This hurts but I deserve it

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  • tynictynic PICNIC BADASS Registered User, ClubPA regular
    Liiya wrote: »
    Are cover letters a different thing in the US? Over here mine have always been pretty minimal and a brief summary, and your CV is the bit where you make yourself sound like the greatest thing since sliced bread.

    I'd say they serve substantially the same purpose, but that people will scrutinize them more carefully, and generally expect way more ass-kissing, research effort, and personal promotion.
    Similarly, there's a whole lot of resume sculpting and stuff that's just expected over here that I wouldn't have bothered with in the UK.

    I think my 'cover letter' for my UK job was literally an email that said "hey you guys do cool stuff and I'm interested in cool stuff, let me know if you want to talk".

    Liiya
  • Drake ChambersDrake Chambers Lay out my formal shorts. Registered User regular
    We're probably still more than a year out from when my wife will start applying for jobs again but she's expressed anxiety about how difficult it might be to get back in to the job market after having taken a roughly 8-year hiatus as a stay-at-home-mom.

    Anyone here have any experience or advice in that area?

  • LiiyaLiiya Registered User regular
    I see, thanks guys!

    In other news, my practice now has more women than men.

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  • LiiyaLiiya Registered User regular
    Liiya wrote: »
    I see, thanks guys!

    In other news, my practice now has more women than men.

    Not in the highest position though, don't be daft.


    But in a few years who knows.

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  • Kayne Red RobeKayne Red Robe Master of Magic ArcanusRegistered User regular
    Someone just sent me a link to a 29MB Excel file that was a table with maybe three lines of data. They extended the table to infinite length for "future entries."

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  • EncEnc A Fool with Compassion The Land of Flowers (and Dragons)Registered User regular
    So someone in our financial division emailed the president about being upset by being thrown under the bus as essentially "part of an environment of corruption" which is the legal stance the administration us using to cover up the fact 5 executives misappropriated funding. As legal has over 100 employees, one imagines how absolutely pissed off folks are about being lumped in with that in writing and press releases.

    His response was to stamp it as received, then send an open letter back to the person (name removed at least) saying "I'm sorry you are offended" (verbatim) and then just to repeat the same line the lawyers have been pushing.

    This morning I attended a breakfast for Black History Month, he hijacked introducing the plenary speaker to talk for fifteen minutes about how he is a great leader for us during these troubling times.

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  • EncEnc A Fool with Compassion The Land of Flowers (and Dragons)Registered User regular
    I'm so tired.

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  • honoverehonovere Registered User regular
    Liiya wrote: »
    Liiya wrote: »
    I see, thanks guys!

    In other news, my practice now has more women than men.

    Not in the highest position though, don't be daft.


    But in a few years who knows.

    That's one of the shitty things in architecture. University, like 60% women, offices, maybe a 50-50 split, but as soon as you look at positions above maybe team lead it feels like 90% men. The whole field is at least partially stuck in the middle of the last century.

    Liiya
  • BobbleBobble Registered User regular
    Enc wrote: »
    This morning I attended a breakfast for Black History Month, he hijacked introducing the plenary speaker to talk for fifteen minutes about how he is a great leader for us during these troubling times.

    I subscribe to the Tywin Lannister Theory of Leadership. Anyone who must proclaim their own effectiveness as a leader is not, in fact, an effective leader.

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  • TubeTube Administrator, ClubPA admin
    Bobble wrote: »
    Enc wrote: »
    This morning I attended a breakfast for Black History Month, he hijacked introducing the plenary speaker to talk for fifteen minutes about how he is a great leader for us during these troubling times.

    I subscribe to the Tywin Lannister Theory of Leadership. Anyone who must proclaim their own effectiveness as a leader is not, in fact, an effective leader.

    Would it bum you out to know that this was cribbed from Thatcher

    Hobnail wrote: »
    This forum has taken everything from me
    This hurts but I deserve it

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  • NaphtaliNaphtali Null Registered User regular
    Tube wrote: »
    Bobble wrote: »
    Enc wrote: »
    This morning I attended a breakfast for Black History Month, he hijacked introducing the plenary speaker to talk for fifteen minutes about how he is a great leader for us during these troubling times.

    I subscribe to the Tywin Lannister Theory of Leadership. Anyone who must proclaim their own effectiveness as a leader is not, in fact, an effective leader.

    Would it bum you out to know that this was cribbed from Thatcher

    Eh. Broken clocks are right twice a day. Sometimes.

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  • BobbleBobble Registered User regular
    Tube wrote: »
    Bobble wrote: »
    Enc wrote: »
    This morning I attended a breakfast for Black History Month, he hijacked introducing the plenary speaker to talk for fifteen minutes about how he is a great leader for us during these troubling times.

    I subscribe to the Tywin Lannister Theory of Leadership. Anyone who must proclaim their own effectiveness as a leader is not, in fact, an effective leader.

    Would it bum you out to know that this was cribbed from Thatcher

    Nah, because somebody undoubtedly said something to that effect before Thatcher, someone else before that, etc and on and on.

    Dance just said it wayyy better, and on a more widely viewed medium. So it belongs to him now.

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  • NebulousQNebulousQ Registered User regular
    We're probably still more than a year out from when my wife will start applying for jobs again but she's expressed anxiety about how difficult it might be to get back in to the job market after having taken a roughly 8-year hiatus as a stay-at-home-mom.

    Anyone here have any experience or advice in that area?

    What field of work is she thinking about working in?

  • tynictynic PICNIC BADASS Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited February 4
    My inability to give directions has reached a new low.
    Previous nadir was directing someone to the centre of town, three km away, instead of the place they actually wanted to go, which was about 50m around the corner. Just now, someone asked me how to get to "[x] Hall", and as usual I blanked on all locations, directions, and my own name, so in the interests of safety I told him to go a bit further and ask someone else.

    After I walked 20 feet I realised that we were actually in "[x] Hall".

    (Another time someone asked me how to get to Building Q and I told them we didn't have any cows on campus, but that was in germany and in german those are almost homonyms.
    As an added bonus, I worked in Building Q).

    tynic on
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  • ThroThro [email protected] Registered User regular
    I gave up on doing cover letters or tailoring a resume, at least for the bigger coporations. It seemed like the effort involved vs. the chance a human actually read them was not a great ratio. Plus lots of the big companies store your resume in their system anyway, so when you apply to multiple positions you can just point to the one electronic saved version, rather than re-entering fields or writing and uploading a new one.
    I didn't see any noticable change in response rate. It either passed the algorythm/HR and I got a call or it didn't.

    I have once, and only once, cold-emailed a company with no listing for my experience but still got a job offer. This was a very small startup (<10 people), in a country where my engineering degree was difficult to find (they had imported half their staff from out of country already).
    I would never expect a big, or small but well known, company do anything but spam filter unsolicited employee offers.

  • LiiyaLiiya Registered User regular
    honovere wrote: »
    Liiya wrote: »
    Liiya wrote: »
    I see, thanks guys!

    In other news, my practice now has more women than men.

    Not in the highest position though, don't be daft.


    But in a few years who knows.

    That's one of the shitty things in architecture. University, like 60% women, offices, maybe a 50-50 split, but as soon as you look at positions above maybe team lead it feels like 90% men. The whole field is at least partially stuck in the middle of the last century.

    Yes! It's really pretty shocking when you think about it, you get to the top and suddenly it's a sea of old white dudes.

    honovereJanson
  • Drake ChambersDrake Chambers Lay out my formal shorts. Registered User regular
    NebulousQ wrote: »
    We're probably still more than a year out from when my wife will start applying for jobs again but she's expressed anxiety about how difficult it might be to get back in to the job market after having taken a roughly 8-year hiatus as a stay-at-home-mom.

    Anyone here have any experience or advice in that area?

    What field of work is she thinking about working in?

    Her professional background is in office management. She last ran the administrative side of an academic department of a university, primarily dealing with budget, schedule, and university policy compliance.

    That said, I don't think she'll be super picky. She'd embrace the dream of being able to Work From Home! if it were possible. She's a fantastic writer.

    One of her concerns is that her best references are going to be professors that have since retired. Does that have a significant impact on the value of the reference?

  • tynictynic PICNIC BADASS Registered User, ClubPA regular
  • David_TDavid_T A fashion yes-man is no good to me. Copenhagen, DenmarkRegistered User regular
    There's a thing regarding my department that'll be announced, I think, on the 18th. It's a rather big thing that's been a well guarded secret when our Chief Financial Officer isn't taking loud phone calls about it while wandering the halls. It has three different code names. We still refer to it as just If, because nothing has been signed yet so it's If. It's a thing.

    The board of our Irish parent company visited today and the chairman got up in front of everyone during lunch to give a speech about how happy they are with how the company is going and in the middle of it, he just casually mentions If. Just dropped it in, like it was already announced and everyone knew. Just dropped it like my jaw. Literally the only saving grace is that he did it so casually that I don't think anyone actually noticed.

    Took every inch of willpower not to just go
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  • Drake ChambersDrake Chambers Lay out my formal shorts. Registered User regular
    tynic wrote: »
    My inability to give directions has reached a new low.
    Previous nadir was directing someone to the centre of town, three km away, instead of the place they actually wanted to go, which was about 50m around the corner. Just now, someone asked me how to get to "[x] Hall", and as usual I blanked on all locations, directions, and my own name, so in the interests of safety I told him to go a bit further and ask someone else.

    After I walked 20 feet I realised that we were actually in "[x] Hall".

    (Another time someone asked me how to get to Building Q and I told them we didn't have any cows on campus, but that was in germany and in german those are almost homonyms.
    As an added bonus, I worked in Building Q).

    In order to avoid embarrassment in these cases, I automatically adopt a character before I respond as an "excuse" for why I don't know where the hell anything is (when in fact I should).

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  • L Ron HowardL Ron Howard Registered User regular
    oh no

    we moved desks

    i shoulda asked to stay sitting next to person i was sitting with before

    new person next to me has um hm
    some BO issues hm

    and there is no polite way to handle this tbh
    i'm not gonna say anything i'm too scared

    oh no

    I'm playing catch up, but this is something to bring to HR and Management.

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  • tynictynic PICNIC BADASS Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited February 4
    tynic wrote: »
    My inability to give directions has reached a new low.
    Previous nadir was directing someone to the centre of town, three km away, instead of the place they actually wanted to go, which was about 50m around the corner. Just now, someone asked me how to get to "[x] Hall", and as usual I blanked on all locations, directions, and my own name, so in the interests of safety I told him to go a bit further and ask someone else.

    After I walked 20 feet I realised that we were actually in "[x] Hall".

    (Another time someone asked me how to get to Building Q and I told them we didn't have any cows on campus, but that was in germany and in german those are almost homonyms.
    As an added bonus, I worked in Building Q).

    In order to avoid embarrassment in these cases, I automatically adopt a character before I respond as an "excuse" for why I don't know where the hell anything is (when in fact I should).

    I sometimes think about prefacing my directions with "Just so you know, I have some kind of situational dyslexia that literally only kicks in at moments like these" but I suspect that's far more conversation than most people want.
    "I don't know" is safest, but kind of dispiriting on a personal level.

    In more professionally relevant ineptitude, I've now ordered the wrong sized breakout adaptor twice.
    Vacillating between trying again and hoping it's a goldilocks situation, or just slinking off in embarrassment and wiring it all by hand.

    tynic on
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  • SleepSleep Registered User regular
    honovere wrote: »
    Liiya wrote: »
    Liiya wrote: »
    I see, thanks guys!

    In other news, my practice now has more women than men.

    Not in the highest position though, don't be daft.


    But in a few years who knows.

    That's one of the shitty things in architecture. University, like 60% women, offices, maybe a 50-50 split, but as soon as you look at positions above maybe team lead it feels like 90% men. The whole field is at least partially stuck in the middle of the last century.

    It's waiting on the current era of presidency and c-level positions within the architecture and engineering firms to finally fuckin retire or die. Seemingly the folks just below that layer get that changes absolutely need to happen. But the top layer is still insisting their world view is correct and its holding back the promotion of women beyond a certain level almost across the board. It's pretty fuckin infuriating to watch sometimes.

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  • schussschuss Registered User regular
    Most hiring is kind of a crapshoot and with small companies they may not have a real discipline in it and thus not post jobs properly, so reaching out in the dark isn't the worst play.

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  • schussschuss Registered User regular
    Also, tomorrow is technically my 2nd day on my new job and I'm already straight to meeting one on one with c suiters. Oddly enough it's the same one that laid me off. Well, let's hear it for professional adventure.

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  • MechMantisMechMantis Registered User regular
    tynic wrote: »
    tynic wrote: »
    My inability to give directions has reached a new low.
    Previous nadir was directing someone to the centre of town, three km away, instead of the place they actually wanted to go, which was about 50m around the corner. Just now, someone asked me how to get to "[x] Hall", and as usual I blanked on all locations, directions, and my own name, so in the interests of safety I told him to go a bit further and ask someone else.

    After I walked 20 feet I realised that we were actually in "[x] Hall".

    (Another time someone asked me how to get to Building Q and I told them we didn't have any cows on campus, but that was in germany and in german those are almost homonyms.
    As an added bonus, I worked in Building Q).

    In order to avoid embarrassment in these cases, I automatically adopt a character before I respond as an "excuse" for why I don't know where the hell anything is (when in fact I should).

    I sometimes think about prefacing my directions with "Just so you know, I have some kind of situational dyslexia that literally only kicks in at moments like these" but I suspect that's far more conversation than most people want.
    "I don't know" is safest, but kind of dispiriting on a personal level.

    In more professionally relevant ineptitude, I've now ordered the wrong sized breakout adaptor twice.
    Vacillating between trying again and hoping it's a goldilocks situation, or just slinking off in embarrassment and wiring it all by hand.

    So in other words we need to promote you to Executive Vice President of Direction Giving yesterday based on your extensive direction giving experience.

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  • Drake ChambersDrake Chambers Lay out my formal shorts. Registered User regular
    It has just barely started snowing here.

    I'm tempted to leave the office real soon for fear of my commute being 4x if I wait until 5.

  • The Escape GoatThe Escape Goat Brave Sir Robin Registered User regular
    schuss wrote: »
    Also, tomorrow is technically my 2nd day on my new job and I'm already straight to meeting one on one with c suiters. Oddly enough it's the same one that laid me off. Well, let's hear it for professional adventure.

    Are you back at the same company or is this some Twilight Zone shenanigans where they'll always be one step ahead of you?

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  • PolaritiePolaritie Sleepy Registered User regular
    Liiya wrote: »
    honovere wrote: »
    Liiya wrote: »
    Liiya wrote: »
    I see, thanks guys!

    In other news, my practice now has more women than men.

    Not in the highest position though, don't be daft.


    But in a few years who knows.

    That's one of the shitty things in architecture. University, like 60% women, offices, maybe a 50-50 split, but as soon as you look at positions above maybe team lead it feels like 90% men. The whole field is at least partially stuck in the middle of the last century.

    Yes! It's really pretty shocking when you think about it, you get to the top and suddenly it's a sea of old white dudes.

    I think it's called networking. :rotate: If you're feeling irrationally charitable.

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    When I started writing at Penny Arcade there was a meeting where I was asked "hey, for Acq Inc we want like a super over-the-top corporate vibe. Are you able to write like, incredibly bland, wordy marketing bullshit that's totally unintelligible to normal humans?" and I just sort of stared into the distance for about ten seconds and then flatly said

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