I am slowly realizing why I’m not getting any bites on the job front.
I am kindof an idiot.
I believe I’ve made some sort of formatting or spelling mistake on every. single. application I’ve sent out.
In a list, I’ve used a dash, then colons (I should’ve gone with one or the other). I’ve completely misquoted the job title (specialist instead of manager). I’ve forgotten an attachment. I’ve misspelled all sorts of words – especially the first few days of using Open Office, before I realized I had to install a dictionary.
In short: I suck.
I can not proof anything on a screen to save my life. You would think this means I’d start printing out cover letters and proofing them on paper before sending – but that seems like such a waste of paper.
My resume is obviously ok, but any cover letter or email I’ve sent is guaranteed to have a tiny glitch in it somewhere. It’s usually only one (sometimes two), but I’m assuming this is the death knell in my chances for all these jobs whose descriptions ask for “attention to detail” and “impeccable writing skills.”
Some days I swear I’m just destined to fail at life.