How Not to Get Hired

A few day ago, we posted a few ads for a content writing position and we received many responses.  Some were excellent and others were not very good.

This brings me to the point of this blog entry.  How can people expect to get hired for a job if they don’t even put any efforts into applying for a job or even follow directions.

Let me give you an example.  This is what one person sent us:


I am a twenty-four year old Advanced University Student of English language and literature. I’ve been fond of writing for the past seven or more years and am apt at the skill. If nothing else, it would be my pleasure to try and please your expectations by mixing my fingers into this proverbial cake you are offering even without emolument; at least until you see whether I fit your standards.

I do so apologize for the lack of a curriculum vitae, but its necessity is not great and therefore I shall just say that during all this time I have had one short story published in WBQ e-zine. The dearth of publishings is due to the limitations of my country and the fact that I am a foreigner to English-speaking countries. Though you should not fear that because I am very proficient in the use of language.

Sincerely yours,

xxxxx xxxxxx

Now tell me, is this someone that you would hire for that position?  I feel like I asted 1 minute of my life reading and I hope that I will never have to see something like that again.

So here is a tip for anyone out there that is applying for a job position.  Send a CV and make sure that you have the necessary skills for the position.  Or at least, the skills to fake that you are qualified for the postion.