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Hello. Welcome to the Friday open thread, where you climb the car of an angry man who slaps the bucket off your head but that’s OK because you already knew that was going to happen and wore another bucket under the first one.

This week on Hackerspace, hiring manager kramnos wrote a very informative piece about why no one called you back regarding your job application. The most likely culprit? Your cover letter:

How do I know it’s your cover letter? In this market where countless throngs of people can apply to an obscure and unique position the resumes tend to blur together. Name, skills, education, work history, and possibly service.


As they say, read the whole thing.

This week’s open thread, like all of the others, is brought to you by Hackerspace, the crumbling charming reader-run branch of Lifehacker. If you’d like to write for us, please leave a comment and one of our representatives will get back to you. If you have a reasonable grasp of English and are not currently deceased, you’re more than likely overqualified.


Oh, and speaking of job applications, I hear cats dot Kinja is hiring.

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