Friday, May 26, 2006

Inquiry

When trying to find the inspiration to write a cover letter and resume for your dream job, what music would you listen to?

9 comments:

Solonor Rasreth said...

How about "Love Is All Around", the Mary Tyler Moore theme? ;D

Mrs. Ca said...

Something calming and inspirational - REM, Death Cab for Cutie, etc.

Bob Merrick said...

Anything by the Dixie Chicks.

Melissa said...

Squirrel Nut Zippers - Hell
Rolling Stones - Honky Tonk Woman
Stevie Wonder - Signed, Sealed, Delivered I'm Yours
Queen - Radio Ga Ga
The Goo Goo Dolls - Give a Little Bit

Jenny said...

deee-lite!
mary j blige
poi dog pondering

Jill said...

Good question. For me, it's anything I'm in the mood for to procrastinate. For some reason, I loathe writing cover letters and I will do anything to avoid them, though I have been told it is one of my better skills.

Mikey said...

Let's get loud- J Lo Oooooooops did I admit to that?

Bill said...

Well, for something off the wall, "Kinda Dukish/Rockin' in Rhythm"" from "Piano in the Background" by Duke Ellington. It's happy. It's peppy. It's jazzy. And so many of those cover letters are so drearily serious.

I don't mean your cover letter should be silly, that you should be an ass. But people need to lighten up on those things. Imagine having to read all those earnest cover letters. How much more enjoyable to read a letter from someone who wants the job, is enthusiastic and creative, and not ponderously keen to tell their life story - which (as far as work goes) should be in the resume.

I guess all I'm saying is think about the person reading them. What would you want to read? Who would grab your interest? (And less is more - almost always.) Also ... template cover letters should be shunned. You want a specific job? Write for the specific job. Blah blah blah ...

What do I know? I haven't done one of these for a while, so I really don't know. But I think that's what I would want to see. And that Duke Ellington disc would put me in the mood to write a letter like that. (I think.)

jjjj said...

JOSH GROBIN or ENYA inspires for me.