Job applications are always tense affairs, speculative ones that little bit more so.
It doesn’t help if you make an error in your application, and especially if that error is someone’s name!
A blunder that couldn’t be more obvious, and possibly more costly – after all calling Steve “Susan” is very unlikely to endear you from the get go.
We then have the notoriously difficult ‘tell us about yourself’ section; a question I assume designed to flush out those media known butterflies or folk who’ve climbed mountains naked.
Me I’m neither a ‘personality’ or indeed a nude rambler.
While we are going through some self-deprecation I’m no salesman either.
However, all is not lost.
All is not forlorn.
We do tell good tales, we do write good stories.
We may not be able to self-promote or indeed formulate successful and proven sales strategies but we can provide a good product for those with such skills to flourish.
Our story about Amy Grace should appeal to so many people; it is historic, it is dark, it is female led and centric and most of all, the number one selling point, it is an engaging tale – a good page turner.
So, what have we learnt?
Nothing that we didn’t already know – attention to detail is important.
We MUST learn to self-promote we MUST master our elevator pitch.
So, if you meet a middle aged bloke in a lift mumbling about rape murder and revenge, please don’t call the police, call a good literary agent – that is the help that he needs!