My son, Jeff Gumbinner, runs a very successful political direct marketing firm in D.C., Gumbinner & Davies. He received this cover letter last week.
Remember those visual puzzles from when you were a kid, "How many things can you find wrong with this drawing/picture?" Well, I was going to mark this letter up, but I thought it would be more fun for you if you counted the number of errors. How many errors can you find in this letter? It is printed below verbatim. Have fun with it.
Re: Resume for [Name withheld]
ATTN: Human Resources
Attached is my resume that outlines my skills and accomplishments over my professional career. I hope that you will find that I have the talent and expertise needed to add value to your organization.
I am very hard working, light hearted professional person who enjoys the since of accomplishment and I always thrive to grow and get better everyday. I know that I would be a valued asset to your company and Sales team.
I think that in order to be great sell person one has to been in tune to his or her clients needs good, bad or indifferent because I believe that’s there is always and opportunity the make that relationship better, strong, faster, LOL sorry had a 6 million dollar man flash back.
A Little bit about me, I am college educated Professional who grew up in a small town in West Virginia, with country morals and big city dreams, my grandparents are my hero’s, my 8 yr old daughters in my joy and my reason to do better and to be better. I end by saying;” where you start in life doesn’t mean that’s where you will end up”.
Please do not hesitate to contact me at the numbers listed below if you have any questions or to schedule an interview. I look forward to speaking with a representative from your company.
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