Granted, in Internet time, this is now ancient.
But still… Some memes become instantly timeless. And this one is so perfect for what we do.
Given what some of you have been coming up with this weekend, we should be sending ← this back to you, instead of bothering to write up comments on those drafts you sent in.
Yes, we know that getting feedback from the ‘Snark can be difficult — but wouldn’t you rather hear it now, from us, that your stuff is on the sucky side, or just be rejected in a couple months after getting your hopes all the way up floating in the rafters, thinking that you had a chance?
Or are we just supposed to shine you on and say that your stuff is fabulous, go ahead and submit, you’re totally gonna get in!
We know of some consultants who do that. That’s not how we roll.
We don’t try to be mean … (it’s rare that we are actually outright certifiably “mean” though we definitely don’t sugarcoat either). But if you come to us saying you want to go to Harvard, then please have a clue what Harvard (or whatever school) is about. And be that.