You are currently browsing the tag archive for the ‘writing’ tag.


A cover letter is an important part of a job applicaiton. There are many blog posts providing advice on how to write a cover letter, but this is not one of those posts. This post is a play-by-play of the cover letter writing process months into a job search.

 Introduction –

To whom it may concern:

or

To whoever I stalked on LinkedIn:

or

To whoever I stalked on the company site:

or

To thank God I have a contact at the company:

First sentence let’s see . . .

I am interested in this position.

or

I am passionate about this position.

or

I am passionate about this industry.

or

I am experienced in this, that and the other.

What should go first?

Never mind, second paragraph –

I have done this skill in this situation.

Third paragraph –

I have don this skill in this situation.

Fourth paragraph –

I will be excellent at these things because of this.

Oh crap should those all be bullets? 

  • I have done this job skill in this situation.
  • I have don this job skill in this situation.
  • I will be excellent at these things because of this.

Finally, conclusive paragraph – 

Do I leave them with a call to action?

  • I look forward to hearing from you for a potential interview to further review my skills and qualifications.

or

Do I take the call to action?

  • I look forward to learning more about the opportunity. I will contact you in two weeks to follow-up.

or

Do I say thank you? or best?

Oh just forget it!

PLEASE HIRE ME; I AM QUALIFIED! ASK MY REFERENCES OR INTERVIEW ME!

Attached is my resume and requested writing samples.

Thanks!

Brianna Wagenbrenner

Advertisements

With a change in media PR professionals also have to change their tactics. This chapter discussed ways to write for broadcast media. You must think of all the different elements involved: the sound, picture quality. There is a big difference between reading something on paper and hearing it or watching it.

PR professionals also use different tools:

  • Radio news release — similar to a press release, but in a more conversational tone.
  • Audio news release — incorporates multimedia such as sound clips.
  • Public service announcement (PSA) — written depending on how long it takes to say out loud. Uses simple conversational language to get the point across.

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 2,357 other followers

Twitter Updates

December 2018
S M T W T F S
« Apr    
 1
2345678
9101112131415
16171819202122
23242526272829
3031  

Blogs I Follow

Advertisements
achieving_balance

"Balance is not something you find. It is something you create. "

FLRunnerBoy

Husband, Father, & 5K Runner by Birth - 5:45 Miler - 1x 26.2'er by Curiosity - Hydration by Gatorade, Fuel by GU, Traction by Brooks - Team Orange & Black Attack. Reese's Peanut Butter Cup Lover & Hanson's ODP Junkie. This is my life as a Florida runner. (Ephesians 3:14,15)

Tell Me About Running

A Day In My Running Shoes

Running Sunflower

Living life one pair of running shoes at a time.

Travel Often Adventure Always

I haven't been everywhere, but it's on my list - Susan Sontag

BananaRunning

I'm Bards. I'm moving ... and soon running crazy long and fast again.

Run David Run

Half-formed, mostly incoherent, totally random mid-run musings

theflexifoodie.wordpress.com/

Delicious plant-based, whole food recipes & my healthy living tips!

My Hiking Adventure

Preparing for the PCT!

Trail to Peak

SoCal Hiking | Adventure Travel | Gear Reviews

Flexitarian Filly

Food and marathon training of a flex-fueled racehorse running the 2016 Olympic Trials Marathon