I could rather…

I could rather desperately use some academic-types to glance over my job letter and tell me if I sound like an idiot. I rather suspect I sound like an idiot. I feel like an idiot. Argh. Are these things designed to make us sound like pompous, overbearing fools, or is it just mine?

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  1. If job letters are anything like fellowship and grant letters, I don’t see any way around it. That particular kind of self-promotion is hard to do without sounding overbearing–“I’ve done brilliant and groundbreaking work in blah blah blah, which is of vital importance for blah.” Dunno.

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