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Old 10-14-2007, 10:05 PM   #1
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I don't have any experience as a brewer, but I do have a passion and enthusiasm that cannot be matched when it comes to beer. Can someone help me with a cover letter for my resume that will help reveal how eager I am to learn the craft? The ad says that experience is not required.

By the way, this is for a brewer position at Alaskan Brewing Company

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Old 10-14-2007, 10:08 PM   #2
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Experience not required? wow.

 
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Old 10-14-2007, 10:16 PM   #3
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They said it was preferred, but not required. I'm told that they will train you
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Old 10-14-2007, 11:46 PM   #4
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Yeah, why would you need experience to clean mash tuns and fermenters out? Crawl in, scrub out.
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Old 10-15-2007, 12:58 AM   #5
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How about instead of a cover letter, you drive by and drop off a bottle or six of HB? A taste is worth a thousand words .

 
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Old 10-15-2007, 02:57 AM   #6
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RadicalEd, I think that's a wonderful idea! fightguy, drop off your resume, along with some of your HB. If you have balls, maybe do a clone of one of their brews, like their Alaskan Amber and include that with your resume.
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Old 10-15-2007, 03:00 AM   #7
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Quote:
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fightguy, drop off your resume, along with some of your HB.
That might be a recipe for disaster seeing as how he said he has no experience with brewing. Better to claim ignorance rather than demonstrate it.
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Old 10-15-2007, 03:53 AM   #8
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True that. Anyways, I went and dropped off my application already. I explained to them that I don't have any experience but that I am eager to learn and am excited to learn every aspect of the brewing process. The lady I spoke with said those were a lot of what they were looking for in a brewer. We'll see how it turns out, but I am not getting my hopes up.

I appreciate your responses
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Old 10-15-2007, 05:52 AM   #9
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making a living doing what you like is the best job you can get. good luck man.
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Old 10-15-2007, 08:44 AM   #10
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I would have said to bring some rubber boots and offer to start on the spot. Tell them that you'll leave if someone better shows up. Also take a shower and dress nicely but ready to work (aka clean carhartts) don't bite your nails or pick your nose when anyone is looking. Pay attention to what they tell you and take notes if you are liable to forget.
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