#BEDM14 Day 8 – Make Us Want You
What position have I applied for? Employee? Online friend? Real-life friend? Lover? Regardless, I see myself as an investment opportunity. From a distance I may seem prickly, standoffish, superior even. But bear with me and give me a chance and you’ll find that I am silly, self-deprecating, warm (literally, I’m very hot-blooded), hard-working, and eager to please.
Last year’s analog to this subject was “sell yourself in 10 words or less” My candidates were as follows:
“Slightly foxed but basically sound, why not make an offer?”
“Timid stray, been in the wars, needs a good home.”
“Amiable, diligent, relaxed, loyal, sweary, clever, geeky, tallish, dark, handsome?”
All of these still hold true. I am no longer what you’d call box-fresh but I’m holding up quite well and I’m undergoing a continuous process of restorative maintenance to improve my overall condition. Physically, the only major outstanding structural weakness is a badly clicky knee. Financially, in six months I’ll start emerging from a period of crippling pressure and actually have a small amount of disposable income again. At about the same time I should have grown back enough self-esteem after years of feeling professionally and physiologically awful that I’ll actually want to start meeting new people again.
Get in on the ground floor and be there when I’m in a place to start interacting with real humans again and I (almost but not quite) guarantee you won’t regret it! I’m nice, ask around! And if that’s not enough I have staff discount at M&S.