Can there be anything more dreadful than sending out cold emails to find a job?
I hate doing them, but I’m trying to drum up more freelance business. So, I just sent out eight emails to university presses hoping they’ll be astounded by my resume and hire me.
The worst part is trying to sound confident, yet somehow humble, professional, yet somehow personable. When all I really want to say is, “I’m good — hire me.”
I suppose I should be content, because the next step is probably even worse: asking people to provide references. “Don’t you think I’m good? — tell them too.” Urk.