I wanted to stop looking. Honest. I really tried. But it just kept getting worse, and worse. First, there was the cover letter for a sales position with my company (here’s a bit of the horror): “I don’t want to have to be bothered by cold calling, and find that a sales organization that can provide the leads to me is much more effective use of my time, which is why I am interested in the position.” Not to mention the loose attempts at grammar throughout the damned note.
I knew I shouldn’t open the resume. Knew it, and I did anyways. After a summary which explained he wanted a job at my company because it would benefit him, and that: “My aspirations for the future include, but not limited to, starting a business in my future endeavors”, I knew I should stop. But I just kept scrolling down, craning my neck to see what came next.
Sure enough, there they came – “I look forward to the trials and tribulations associated with such a position at your establishment.” Ridiculous misspelling after misspelling. Not a single job (out of 6) that lasted more than 8 months. And on, and on…
I knew I should stop. But I couldn’t. Could you?