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Old 01-19-2010, 09:24 AM   #6
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Yaustar,

Thanks for the criticisms. Very helpful. It turns out my email was misdirected, so I've got another chance to edit this. Hurrah.

Regarding my cover lette, you're right, I didn't give any solid evidence of my skills. I thought cover letters were there primarily to entice the reader to read your resume, rather than skip it. I tried to make myself sound interesting and exciting. My resume is where I put the instances of good communication skills (though I may not have made them clear enough).

Regarding my presumptuousness, everything I read online suggested I do that. However, I might change it now that I've given it more thought.

Regarding my lack of details, I figured the first two you question would not need to be fleshed out before I was in an interview. I considered the fact that I excelled the way I did and was offered a management position to be interesting enough to warrant an interview without giving them too much to read (amount I gave them to read was a major concern). My logic was, if I've succeeded at a job that involves certain duties, like setting goals, do I really need to go into those goals, or can people imply that they were done well? I can see how being explicit would give them less to figure out though and help my chances, so I'll do that.

I'll add details to the other ones too.

Thanks a ton.
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