By Mychael Robinson, Exceptional Customer Service Representative at ZipRecruiter
I already know my tale of occupational woe is very similar to a flood of other 20-something-year-olds these days. Knock out a degree from a reputable university, something you are passionate about because you want to try and put your idealism or zeal in to practice, get out in to the real world, and then slowly start broadening that keyword search field on the job boards.
What starts as impatience evolves in to a full-blown frustration. Before you know it you are rolling out 40 resumes a day, cranking away trying to edit each cover letter so it says more about the company than you actually know. Can’t say I never sent a letter blowing a little smoke out there, but hey, when you are writing 30+ different cover letters ALL day and haven’t gotten a response you start getting desperate.