Saturday, March 13, 2010

Auto Response

Here is a sad commentary on how some companies approach job candidates.

This is a real auto-response from an internet job submission. This company is so benign, they didn't bother to populate the required fields, before uploading to their system.

Dear Jack DeLine (no punctuation)

We have received your resume submission for the Director of Marketing position at (add company name). We will review your resume within (add timeframe) and contact you should your qualifications meet the requirements of the position. Your submission will be kept on file for (add length of time).

In addition to considering you for the Director of Marketing position, your resume will also be added to our applicant-tracking database and we will review your qualifications as new opportunities develop. You are welcome to apply to future job postings if an opportunity interests you.

Thank you again for applying!


Name deleted

(add company name, link to company website, other contact info as appropriate)

Pretty soon we can just have self-directed submission responses and rejection letters.

1 comment:

  1. The sleight-of-hand didn't know what the left hand was doing. They probably aren't even aware it's occurring. You can one-up all the other candidates and point out how one of the first things you'll do on the payroll is fix that bad boy!

    Nice blog. Nice site. Update your copyright (2009-2010).