I have officially applied from the Peace Corps’ Internet communications manager position. It would be so ironic if I were to get this job, or even get interviewed, since the Peace Corps kicked me out of Guyana due to my personal website and online content. We’ll see.
— “Picado, Patricia” [email protected] wrote:
From: “Picado, Patricia” [email protected]
To: ‘[email protected]’
Subject: RE: Internet Communications Manager Application (PC2-103w)
Date: Fri, 13 Sep 2002 09:16:48 -0400
Your application has been received. Thank you for applying to work at the Peace Corps.
Our staffing specialists are currently reviewing the applications for this position. When they complete their review, they will forward to the selecting officials the applications of the individuals whose experience and background meet the requirements of the position. This selection process may take up to 100 days. During that time we appreciate your patience in waiting for the selection officials to contact you should they decide to request an interview.
Thank you for your interest in the Peace Corps.
Office of Human Resource Management
Sent: Thursday, September 12, 2002 11:18 PM
To: [email protected]
Subject: Internet Communications Manager Application (PC2-103w)
Dear Peace Corps,
In the past five years I have been actively involved in managing and developing the architecture, content, format, and design of nonprofit and for profit websites. My participation in these projects has been primarily in the areas of concept development, marketing, project management, communications strategies, and hands on design and development.
Having served as editor of a magazine for five years, I offer experience in organizing vast amounts of information and details, writing and editing content, and creating clean and user-friendly design. My strong editorial and communications background has served me well online, helping me develop clean design and effective content. I am skilled in a wide variety of authoring and development tools such as Dreamweaver, Fireworks, Flash, Photoshop, and ImageReady. Although these tools are helpful and efficient, I use them without compromising the frequent need to write code by hand.
I am currently seeking an opportunity to manage and develop a company’s website; ensuring that its online presence, design, and content is consistent and supportive of the company’s offline marketing objectives by providing guidance and direction for the daily and long-term benefits of online communications.
I believe that my comprehensive knowledge of web development, my vision for its application in corporate communications, and my experience as a senior manager offer a unique mix of credentials – all summarized in the enclosed resume.
I would be delighted to discuss my qualifications with you at your convenience. Thank you for your consideration.
SAMPLES OF MY WORK