Rants

Thanks for Reading my Resume… Oh, Wait.

I received the following e-mail the other day from a job search site (some details have been omitted):

Subject:Web Based Training Specialist – 6 Month Contract

Body:
Ronald,

I found your resume and thought you might be interested in the Web Based Training Specialist position below:

[position details]

If you are interested, please reply to this email with your resume attached. If you know someone else who is qualified and may be interested, please forward this email to them.

Best Regards and I look forward to working with you.

You deserve a cookie if you spotted the WTF the first time around.

Basically the e-mail reads as this to me:

Hi, I found you via your resume and here are the details. Please send your resume back to me if you’re interested.

Comments

  1. Maybe he was not sure it is your resume… 🙂 Maybe he thought it’s another Ronald.. or maybe he just wanted an official version from you. 🙂 Who knows.. anyhow it’s funny.

    By the way nice blog, clean and simple design and the first one I could find with minimizing the HTML source by stripping out the spaces.. Do you think it has any effects or just a minor thing helping search engines fetching your side faster?

    cheers

  2. Well, it should… I’m not pretty sure yet how does it work but I’ve also built a tool what also removes comments so the difference is about 10-15%… so that would mean Google can scrape more pages at a time.

    Anyhow, funny post…

  3. Dude, that’s classic robot HRs, who are searching through job sites w/out even reading. At least, if you submitted your resume to a job search database. LOL! I go to this job interview and the interviewer asks me, “where’s your resume? Ummm sir, it’s in the application, I attached it in the email?” Why didn’t you bring a copy? Ok…. yeah my bad. LOL!

  4. This is the reason why I don’t want to use auto submissions/send of important emails like this. It usually turn out terrible and funny like this. Well, may I ask did you respond to the said email/inquiry?

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