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12 Reasons Why You Should Hire Me: Draw My Cover Letter BuzzFeed Edition

Hello there! My name is Ivy Zhao and I want to illustrate the reasons why I have what it takes to be part of BuzzFeed.

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1. I actually found out about BuzzFeed in my senior year of HS from doing an online quiz about what is your ideal career.

Who would've guessed that BuzzFeed was correct when I chose to major in Marketing.
Ivy Zhao

Who would've guessed that BuzzFeed was correct when I chose to major in Marketing.

2. The BuzzFeed quiz was right! I graduated from Baruch College with a BBA in Marketing Management.

It was a great four years but it's time to face the real world and put the degree to good use.
Ivy Zhao

It was a great four years but it's time to face the real world and put the degree to good use.

3. This hit me as I realized that I wanted to pursue a career in the media industry with companies like BuzzFeed. I started interning as social media promoter for various tech startups and event companies to get my feet wet.

Here's my road to social media land. I started off interning at Tough Mudder, a sports event company. This internship gave me the chance to test my creativity in many ways. On the flip side, I interned at Contently, a B2B company that helps brands tell great stories using their Contently software. These companies taught me a lot about social media and how I can make an impact.
Ivy Zhao

Here's my road to social media land. I started off interning at Tough Mudder, a sports event company. This internship gave me the chance to test my creativity in many ways. On the flip side, I interned at Contently, a B2B company that helps brands tell great stories using their Contently software. These companies taught me a lot about social media and how I can make an impact.

4. Buffering is now part of my daily vocabulary as I make sure that all social posts are set and ready for the week.

It's all about the timing.
Ivy Zhao

It's all about the timing.

5. As for content creation, I help write witty social copy and edit marketing materials.

Time to put my copywriting chops to the test as I dabble with word play and brand messaging.
Ivy Zhao

Time to put my copywriting chops to the test as I dabble with word play and brand messaging.

6. In order to exercise my creativity outlet, I use drawings from my sketches to pitch story ideas to my team.

Everyone can have an idea but I like to illustrate my thoughts in my handy sketchbook.
Ivy Zhao

Everyone can have an idea but I like to illustrate my thoughts in my handy sketchbook.

7. Sometimes, my doodles would become featured in blog posts.

It is great to see those sketches on the big screen.
Ivy Zhao

It is great to see those sketches on the big screen.

8. When it comes to research, I am a night owl who stays up late to find the latest news and trends.

Social media is always ongoing so there's no time to take breaks.
Ivy Zhao

Social media is always ongoing so there's no time to take breaks.

9. And then meme tag people who would appreciate a good laugh.

Meme tagging is a form of art. Knowing which memes to use and filtering out the friends to tag in is not as easy as it seems.
Ivy Zhao

Meme tagging is a form of art. Knowing which memes to use and filtering out the friends to tag in is not as easy as it seems.

10. Did I mention I have a great sense of humor? I always thought laughter was the spice of life.

I believe in the work hard, play life philosophy but laughter is always needed to lighten up the mood.
Ivy Zhao

I believe in the work hard, play life philosophy but laughter is always needed to lighten up the mood.

11. To keep my mind and body in check, there’s nothing like binge watching on BuzzFeed videos while running on my treadmill.

Yes, BuzzFeed certainly plays a huge part in my life. Even K-dramas are in second place.
Ivy Zhao

Yes, BuzzFeed certainly plays a huge part in my life. Even K-dramas are in second place.

12. At the end of the day, I am just your Internet loving junkie who enjoys baking, ( experimenting with Tasty recipes) running, and hopefully being able to make my mark as a social media strategist.

Just trying to make the best out of those two day weekends.
Ivy Zhao

Just trying to make the best out of those two day weekends.

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