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Some time ago, I tried to apply for a job and, I must say, I acted in a really poor way. Let me explain:
- I had a job, and I was happy with it, but I wanted to have some fresh air and switch positions (basically, going from web developer to mobile application developer).
- I saw that one of the most successful companies in my country had the perfect spot for me. To sum up, everything I personally requested was covered in this position.
- I saw, on the other side, that what they were doing wasn't 100% usable to me, from a user point of view, so I started having ideas on how to improve it. After talking about it with other people (experts and non experts), we all agreed there were some flaws in the company's app.
- I sent them a CV and a cover letter, in which I was really enthusiastic about what I could achieve in the company, making their app better and more usable.
As you can imagine, I wasn't aware of what I did until I hit the
Send button. So, it is clear that anybody telling you "ok, your job is done, I will do it better without your mistakes" sounds really pedantic to me now (I didn't say it that way, but you get the point). They did never answer, but in the job hunting platform my resume was marked as "Rejected", so they clearly read it. I din't receive any specific feedback as to why I was unsuccessful
Almost 12 months later, they have placed again the same offer. Chances are they see my name and just skip my own resume, but in case they want to give me a second opportunity, how should I face it? Let me put it easy:
How can I redeem myself after my first terrible cover letter, without crawling?