September 16, 2010


Ryan: I just applied for an editorial writer position I'm not remotely qualified for.

Caroline: That's pretty awesome

Ryan: "Summarize your interest, skills and experience relating to the position for which you are applying."

Ryan: "I basically have no interest or skills related to political writing. If anything, politics and regulatory agencies bore me to the point of tears. Regardless, the opportunity to apply for an editorial writing position happens about once every 20 years, so I figured I'd take a shot. "

Caroline: You didn't.

Ryan: I totally did.

Caroline: LOLO

Caroline:::fingers crossed::

Ryan: LOLO!

Ryan: I saw no reason to sugar coat my answer.

Ryan: I mean, come on. From the job description: "Versatility will be essential in this position. The successful candidate must be a strong writer with a track record of producing high-quality, deeply reported editorials on a range of topics. Preference will be given to candidates who have experience writing about national issues, including Congress, federal regulatory agencies and national politics."

Caroline: EW

Ryan: Why not ask that candidates also be able to shit gold nuggets and sing pitch-perfect arias.

Caroline: Can't you sing pitch-perfect arias whilst shitting gold nuggets?

Caroline: Over qualified!

Ryan: If I was shitting a gold nugget, chances are good I'd sure as hell be singing SOMETHING.

Posted by Ryan at September 16, 2010 12:27 PM | TrackBack

nice one. i have occasionally also applied to such dream jobs that i'm totally underqualified for, and i think when you do that, you really need to come clean about your underqualifiedness in a way like this that gets their attention. otherwise, they just look at your resume and go "underqualified" and recycle/delete. i haven't been *quite* as snarky as this was, but close.

Posted by: amy.leblanc at September 21, 2010 12:26 PM
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