"Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you'll land among the stars." I think I saw this on a popular girl's AOL profile when I was in the 8th grade. Regardless, it resounds today more than ever before.
I have a knack for applying for jobs that I am totally and unequivocally unqualified for. About two months ago, I sent in an application for a General Counsel position at Marshall. I thought it was a job posting for one of several General Counsel positions at the University.
Nope. There is only one General Counsel attorney who also acts as the Vice President for Executive Affairs. This is reminiscent of the time I applied for Marshall's Chief of Staff opening straight out of law school.
The most embarrassing part is that I called several of my old bosses and colleagues to ask them to be references. I am sure they knew exactly what I was applying for, and were rolling their eyes the entire time. These conversations went something like this:
"Hey Mister Judge! It's Jenna. Will you be my reference for the President of the United States position?"
"Why sure, honey. Aren't you just the cutest thing?"
I also think it's hilarious that Marshall University is probably now accustomed to seeing my name in relation to their most prestigious job postings.
"Oh, here's Jenna again. What does she want to apply for this time?"
"Her cover letter just says she is applying for 'everything.'"
There are worse faults than dreaming big, right?