Did you know only 45 per cent of Americans love their job? (Source)
I’m sure the percentage is similar in Canada. Which is where I live, but besides the point.
Getting into the industry of your choice is a lot of work, but it seems a lot people give up on their dream job and take the first steady paycheck offered to them. I’ve applied at EB Games to many times to count and I will keep applying until the manager notices my sales experience and my passion for video games (having passion for the product your selling goes along way, in my opinion!).
If you follow me on Twitter or even read my blog you probably know I’m a video game junkie and a Public Relations student. Most of my classmates want to get into the fashion industry (more than half want this), or the sports industry, or even the food industry — not me, I want into the communications side of video games. It’s a tough industry to get noticed.
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For better or for worse, I told myself, I would follow-up my earlier Delvinia internship blog post with how the internship goes down. Unfortunately it is for the worst.
When I applied two weeks ago for the Delvinia social media internship I thought, this is something for me — finally I will be able to use social media to embrace and talk to an established community — and get paid to do it!
I met all the requirements for the job — I know (nearly) all the social media tools and I’ve done previous work with social media to increase brand awareness and to engage a community. I even got tweeted by the CEO of Delvinia, Adam Froman, and the man behind the @Delvinia account, social media guru Randy Matheson, before I even applied. Things where finally looking up — or so I thought.
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Here’s something that can help you get your daily gaming fix. You may have seen something that looks like this coming out of my Twitter account:
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I just applied for Delvinia’s Social Media Internship. If I get it, I’ll be “using social media tools to promote Delvinia’s products and services including its AskingCanadians™ community site.” I’m all for community engagement!
In the internship’s description, they make a few “spy” and “ninja” references. They, also, want an intern that has “way with words”, so I thought I would play on their comical description.
I thought my cover letter was kind of clever, so I thought I would share it with you:
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I finally made a Facebook splash page for the ThatShortGuy community. If you haven’t done so already, head over to Facebook and ‘like’ ThatShortGuy. Lets get to 25 likes so we can claim the name!