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Ohhhh "Cover Letters"

Una de las cosas que más me desconcierta y baja los animos de tratar de entrar nuevamente en la vida profesional o incluso buscar un trabajo de secretaria en Portland, son las malditas " COVER LETTERS" Para mi las dichosas "COVER LETTERS" no sólo hacen aun mas miserable la tarea de buscar trabajo, si no que a su vez aun más dificil de conseguir.

Puede ser muy cierto que reducen los tiempos invertidos por las personas encargadas de la selección de personal de cualquier empresa, que leyendolas se pueden hacer a la idea de quien es el candidato perfecto o no. Creo que también es cierto que es una barrera mas de la interaccion personal y adicionalmente una oportunidad perfecta para fomentar la mentira: el papel puede con todo y en una "Cover Letter" yo puedo hacerles creer, si mi prosa es correcta, que estoy mas capacitada que hasta el mismo Patarrollo.

Creo que si estoy aspirando a el cargo de Jefe de Mercadeo o Comunicaciones de una empresa, o si la posición es en un nivel medio de mando y responsabilidades tiene mas sentido la dichosa CL, pero no me cabe en la cabeza que hasta para el enviar mi hoja de vida a una pasantia no paga o para la recepcionista de un consultorio medico sea este uno de los requerimientos. Me parece irrisorio y creo que decir algo como: soy la candidata ideal porque me a pasiona contestar el telefono , porque el olor a el fluor y el sonido de las maquinas de los odontologos me acercan al Nirvana y que tengo la capacidad para hacer la seleccion musical de la sala de espera mas cautibadora para los pasientes.....o cualquie cosa que se me ocuarra no es relebante para ser o no una buena recepcionista.

Encuetro también que es posible que mi falsa modestia me afecte un poco a el momento de escribir una CL. No me siento verdaderamente comoda alagandome o colocandole mas flores a mis verdaderas capacidades, pero en estas circunstancias toca. Creo también que es un poco cinico que estas dichosas CL no sean mas que Marketing, y que siendo esta mi profesión las encuentre tan tetiosas, pues deberia ver en cada una de ellas la oportunidad perfecta de poner mis conocimientos en funcionamiento y venderme como un producto unico, irepetible e increiblemente competente, la mejor opción y solución a sus necesidades de personal .......

Pero bueno creo que dejare todo asi y seguirre trabajando en la CL que tiene que acompañar la hoja de vida que enviare hoy a uno de los tantos posibles empleos en Portland.

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  1. jajajajajaja...por acá ando desatrazandome de tu blog este esta genial , como extraño tu sarcasmo.... en honor a eso acá va un dato extra para tu CL: "mi mejor aporte a su empresa es mi impecable ortografía"

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