Valve Software is one of the Seattle area’s hottest gaming companies. And Erin Michael Vondrak, a Seattle artist and photographer, really wants to work there.
Vondrak composed an original song and video — dubbed Dear Valve: Hire Me — which spells out why she’d be a good fit for the maker of Portal 2 and Half-Life.
Some of the commenters on YouTube have criticized Vondrak’s approach, but we actually found her ode to Valve clever and funny. Will it work?
The 26-year-old graduate of University of Redlands tells GeekWire that she’s yet to hear from the game maker about a job. We’re not sure why. After all, she spells out some of her appealing characteristics in this segment of the song:
I’m smart. I’m nice. I don’t have gingivitis and I don’t have lice.
There’s so much potential inside my head. Seize the day, please don’t leave me for dead.
Please, hire me. Help me fulfill my destiny. Because, I’ll still keep bugging you until you call the … cops.
Vondrak currently works for Apple, but she tells us that she’s been inspired by Valve products for a long time.
“I admire them tremendously and would love to be part of their team in whatever capacity I can help out in. I thought it would be fun to write a song about applying to Valve,” she said. “I’ve also admittedly had some fun watching people respond so ridiculously. To be fair, a lot of people are offering constructive criticism, but the slanderous, derogatory nerd rage is pretty hilarious, especially since they don’t know anything about the bigger picture.”
Here’s the full video: