Tuesday, August 21, 2007

An Open Letter To The People Trying To Get Me To Hire Them


Follow the directions in the listing. Believe me when I say that if you don't *you are not going to get an interview.* Calling and asking what to do when the ad requests an emailed resume is not helping you.

If there is a name on the ad, DO NOT send your cover letter "To Whom It May Concern."

Also, turn off the change tracking on your document *before* you send it to me.

I'm surprised I have to explain these things to you.


Grendel said...

To whom it may concern:

I got nothing. :)

Vika said...

Damn, that's pretty inept. Don't these people have Adobe?

Witty said...

Why would Adobe make them any more competent?

Kate said...

While the formatting issues might have been improved by using .pdf formats, I really don't think these particular people would be helped by it. Making the document into a PDF would really only fix the change-tracking problem, anyway.

Vika said...

True. It still doesn't explain why they felt the need to call if the instructions were clear on the website. It was probably a bid to get on your good side before you saw the resumes.