A reader writes:
Since I know you appreciate good examples of bad job applications…
I’m currently recruiting for a full time, entry level, customer service position. My HR department definitely pared down the job description more than I would have liked prior to posting, but it still conveys the basics of what we’re looking for, or so I thought. Here is an actual email I recieved today:
“I was informed of this position yesterday. I do not have a formal resume at this time. My education, life experience, and interests are very much in line with what you are seeking.” The person then went on to list experience in design, medical work, retail, and as a fine art show juror.
If somebody can take the time to type all of this out in an email — they have the time to create an actual resume!
People, you need to send your resume.