Words just CAN express how qualified you are! (Cover letter improv)

by Katie Kodes | at Minnebar 16 | 11:15 – 12:00 in Alaska | View Schedule

You're already awesome -- and sometimes that's easier to realize when you tell someone else. Add some bedazzling with words and you'll positively glitter.

Cover letters provide a special opportunity to feed two birds with one scone -- in convincing someone else how qualified you are, you also convince yourself.

Bring a job posting that feels like a stretch and a willingness to share your transferable skills aloud.

We'll do as many "cover letter makeovers" as we can, helping participants see their beautiful selves in the mirror of everyone else's eyes.

We'll rewrite insecurities like...

"I don't know what I've done that stands out for this job description -- I'm so new to the field; most of my career has been in retail, folding shirts and standing at a cash register."

...into power paragraphs like...

"Eight years of satisfying clients with tight turnaround times has taught me that process is important, but people are everything. I'm always organizing systems and documenting technology to make sure my ducks are in a row for busy seasons. But the secret sauce to staying on top of everything has been my communication skills -- I take pride in my ability to ensure that anyone seeking help from me feels valuable and trusts that I see their needs."

You've got this! I can't wait for you to see just how much.

UPDATE: session recap here

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Katie Kodes

Once told, "I've always imagined your brain is shaped like an old-fashioned library card catalog," Katie is thrilled by any chance to help others find -- and maintain -- order in their data.

Katie blogs about SQL, Python, Salesforce, and other ways to deal with data at https://www.katiekodes.com/