To answer all your comments:
Ynee, stamping, is fun, isn't it? Stamp! Stamp! Stamp! How's the Dot who's not a dot anymore? :)
Ray, no, o have to be a woman, and you have to be younger than me.
Charles, yes, and a fine assistant you are, too!
Meanwhile, I'm going to be quietly sobbing in a corner because I've just gone through te last batch of applicants. Here are exerpts of some of their cover letters:
"I have ran through your ads to fill an Administrative position in your company. I have the interest to apply for the said job." -- *sob*
"On the attached file is a copy of my resume. I hope you would have the time to review it. If an interview is to take place please contact me on the mobile number listed." -- If an interview is to take place? Am I hiring my boss?
"Looking forward for your response." -- Not.
"Feel free to contact me if I may pass the qualifications..." -- What. Ever.
"With above average communication skills on English and Filipino (written and verbal)" -- Yup. I believe ya.
I would like to be gainfully employed in a position that will be most appropriate in my field and to further enhance my knowledge and skills through my experience.
Easy to relate with different people, fast learner and hardworking, computer literate, have a confident disposition , have a good communication skills and willing to work under minimum supervision." -- Did that make your head hurt as much as it did mine?
"A position in your company that would able to practice my field of endeavor and gain first-hand experience committed to serve the company and be lucrative on my chosen career as well." -- so i's the position, and not you that's going to be working? Among other things?
"To pursue a suitable position where I may possibly engage my abilities and be competent in whatever field I will be designated in contributing underlying company’s goal." - I think I'm going for a short lie-down now.
I'm not trying to be mean, it's just that gets really, really frustrating. *quiet sobs*