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Woman Starts Cover Letter, Accidentally Completes Her Autobiography

Woman Starts Cover Letter, Accidentally Completes Her Autobiography
From Recruiter - March 10, 2017

Article by Jackie Rae

LOS ANGELES, CAThree days ago, Jackie Rae Aubel, a perpetually unemployed 26-year-old, began writing the cover letter intended to precede her application for the role of development assistant for Amazon Studios. This morning, she woke from a zombie-like trance to learn that instead of writing a brief summation of her job history and qualifications, she had accidentally completed her autobiography.

I dont know what happened, Ms. Aubeltold reporters as she sipped coffee in the clothes shed been wearing since Sunday. I have a cover letter template that I usually use when applying to stuff like this, but it just felt like I should do something different this time around.

The 397-page Google doc focuses mainly on Ms. Aubels comical foray into adulthood. Having held down more jobs in the past four years than most people will in their entire lifetime, Ms. Aubeldid her best to create a narrative that explains the reasons for having worked so many jobs over such little time.

I felt like it was important for the hiring manager to know who I was when I held the job, Ms. Aubelsaid. Like, if you understand how the fear of committing myself to a career that I may eventually hate makes it so that I want to explore every and all professional opportunities, youll understand why I went from account manager at a tech company to general manager on a juice truck!

While some have applauded Ms. Aubels unconventional application strategy, those with a less-favorable opinion of the aspiring anything were quick to vocalize their opinions.

I mean, really, what does she think shes doing? askedone of Ms. Aubelshigh school teachers, who wishedto remain anonymous. Shes held so many different jobs, Im surprised anyone can make heads or tails of her skill set. Who goes from being a marketing manager to a casting assistant? Who?



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