Cover letters  

rm_Elysia2005 43F
512 posts
5/23/2005 9:04 pm

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3/5/2006 9:27 pm

Cover letters


Maybe it's just fresh in my mind because of my recent job search, or because my new job involves helping people get jobs... But here lately, a lot of the messages in my inbox are starting to sound like cover letters! I certainly appreciate that men are going to the trouble of actually reading my profile, my detailed answers, and even my blog... it just gives me the giggles at times, because I can almost see the thought processes... you do your research on the employer (or in this case, the prospective "Adult Friend?") and then write a letter detailing the qualities of your personality that best match the company's philosophy, corporate culture, etc.

And that leads me to wonder, in my more cynical moments... the last time I was out of work, at first I was kinda picky about where I applied. Eventually I took the spaghetti-test approach, which is to say, throw my resume at any job I thought I stood a chance at, and see if it stuck. I'd find myself writing cover letters that grasped desperately for any point of commonality. ("You sell carbon paper? What a coincidence; I'm a carbon-based life form!") Not quite that bad, but almost. So sometimes I wonder if guys are just approaching me because by now it's no secret that I'm not the type to hold out or play hard to get, or if they're genuinely interested and just making a real effort to "make the cut."

Oh well. Time will tell, and meanwhile, I'm getting what I came here for, more than I expected.

Scottgg 41M
2 posts
5/27/2005 5:52 pm

I just got on AdultFriendFinder a few weeks ago. It's still overwhelming the amount of stuff here. For a day or two, I was at the picky stage. Then I looked at the Who's Online box in the IM part, and noticed that there was 10 times the number of men than women. It'd figure that if I were to email 10 women, I'd get 1 response back, maybe. Didn't take long to get into the spaghetti mode (is that shotgun mode in Texas?). I'm sure I'm not the only guy to do this. When you try to send out that many emails, all you can do is look for a minimum commonality, and cross your fingers, because you don't have much time to really think about what you're doing.

Every sales person has to make cold calls from time to time. It's just good business. When I got the job I'm working at now, I went through the paper for a few weeks, and wrote just the fax number in every job listing that looked like something I wanted to do. I then got my computer to send the SAME FAX to each one. Took a few hours for the computer to finish.

Honestly, I started reading your blogs because that's what you said to do in your description. I did that because I'm trying not to shoot myself in the foot by saying something stupid, not necessarily because I want to know more about you. You've already met my minimum requirements, which is plenty enough for me.

Wanna party?


rm_Elysia2005 43F
412 posts
5/27/2005 6:26 pm

I'm certainly flattered by the attention. But we'd have to find a way to address the "heavy smoker" issue.


Scottgg 41M
2 posts
5/27/2005 8:39 pm

This reminds me of an episode of "Coach" where the comic relief guy (don't remember his name, he was the older, second in command coach) and his girlfriend came to a decision. As I remember, he ate too much, and she was a smoker. They decided that it was an oral fixation, so when the craving hit, they'd meet each other and settle it in "other ways." That was fine for awhile, until the end of the show, when they both discovered that he was hiding cigarettes, and she was hiding snack foods...


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