Have you seen this recent story about the lad who applied for an internship via an amazing cover letter?
“Excuse me. I’ve lived in Holland and I can speak Dutch. I’ve lived in Spain and I learnt Spanish. I’m going to France and I *will* learn French.”
About six months later, I was working the pre-show crowd at Buffalo Bill’s. This man, David, came up and asked weird, industry-type questions about how many people attended each show, how many staff we had on per shift, stuff like that. I thought he was a “mystery shopper,” so I was uber friendly, but didn’t reveal any of Mickey’s secrets.
I sent him a cover letter. (duh.)
He responded in about a week.
All they wanted was two years’ experience and a degree in journalism.
I emailed it off.
Within a day, Tammy wrote back offering me an interview and said my cover letter “was probably the best she had ever read.”
Today, we celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Day.
Dr. King had a Dream... What's yours?
So, like that old U.S. Army slogan once said (sorta) ... Be all that you write to be.
Make that phone call.
Meet for that interview.
And, never say no – to yourself.