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  • DUDES! I'm applying for the Gibson Custom Shop and.....

    I need some help with the cover letter of my resume. What should I say?

    I applied for the regular production/sander position at the regular factory, but the dude said it would be AT LEAST another month before I would hear anything due to the insane amount of applications coming in.

    Could you guys please help me out a little bit? I am really horrible at this type of thing, and I want this job more than life. I would really freaking appreciate it!

  • #2
    i heard gibson doesn't pay well

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    • #3
      Originally posted by JimAnsell
      i heard gibson doesn't pay well


      I couldn't care less. It beats the bout of unemployment I am in right now.

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      • #4
        thats cool. it would definitly be a interesting experience non the less.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by JimAnsell
          thats cool. it would definitly be a interesting experience non the less.


          Indeed.

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          • #6
            ya...and you get fat deals...good luck

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            • #7
              Originally posted by BLSmaggot13
              ya...and you get fat deals...good luck


              Thanks, man.

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              • #8
                You obviously want to be sure to let them know if you have prior luthiering experience on some level....assuming you do? Either way, good luck to you

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                • #9
                  what to put in your resume?

                  what education you have had, what guitar related experience/jobs you have had, what other jobs you have had, what you think are qualities that would make a good candidate for the job. I don't think that pictures of work you have done on guitars would hurt either. try to keep it all on one page if you can.
                  Blues Brigade
                  Proud Member of the Mesa/Boogie Mob

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                  Guitars-
                  Taylor 310-K Acoustic (Koa)
                  USA Stratocaster '94
                  Ibanez AFS75T with GFS "Memphis" Retrotron Pickup in bridge position
                  Squire Stratocaster HH with USA pickups

                  Amps-
                  Mesa Boogie Studio .22
                  Gilmore Jr. (V-mod)
                  Vox DA5

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                  Boss TU-2
                  Digitech Bad Monkey
                  Digitech DigiDelay
                  Triangle Big Muff Pi clone [built by me]
                  MXR Phase 45 clone [built by me]
                  "Geofex" A/B/Y Splitter [built by me]
                  Line 6 Toneport UX2






                  Originally posted by No Soul


                  yeah, cuz bolt on models are only 100 dollars worth of wood

                  but set neck models are 100 dollars worth of wood, plus priceless glue

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                  • #10
                    Tell them how exciting the idea of being a part of gibson's "rich history" in musical instrument manufacture is. Talk about what you hope to contribute, whether it's a particular skill or even pure enthusiasm.
                    Infatuated with the (imaginary) PRS Singlecut SE trem

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                    • #11
                      Yeah, definately one page.

                      Got both of you. Thanks, awesome dudes.

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                      • #12
                        tell then about your PRS collection

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by JimAnsell
                          tell then about your PRS collection


                          Na, I was planning on telling them about my extensive agile and Tokai collections, though.

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                          • #14
                            having avoided real jobs for years, I'm afraid I can't help you much, but words are important, so choose the right ones - really sell yourself as a "hard working, reliable, team member" who "takes pride in a job well done" etc. - look for company info that describes what they like in employees, and feed it back to them in your own words

                            basically, flower up the fact that you are willing to be their bitch

                            good luck, that would be a cool gig for ya!
                            Hey, Cancer! **************** You!

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by jjpistols
                              having avoided real jobs for years, I'm afraid I can't help you much, but words are important, so choose the right ones - really sell yourself as a "hard working, reliable, team member" who "takes pride in a job well done" etc. - look for company info that describes what they like in employees, and feed it back to them in your own words

                              basically, flower up the fact that you are willing to be their bitch

                              good luck, that would be a cool gig for ya!

                              +1

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