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Master Tip For Job Applicants: Don’t Fake It!

By on Feb 22, 2012 | 2 comments

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I’ve a common sense based, master tip for all the job applicants out there. No matter what industry or domain you belong to; the tip is effective and will save you from¬†embarrassment. It’s very simple:-

Don’t Fake It!

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Don't Fake It! Please!

We had invited applications from engineers / technology enthusiasts who’re passionate about writing about technology, engineering, gadgets, startups etc. Being a reputed technology blog we publish all our news in English. We knew that most of the applicant’s won’t have English as their first language; so following expectations were set:-

After publishing the announcement several applicants wrote emails to us. I thought that any applicant who’d show seriousness about writing would be considered for the next level of screening. But then 90% of the applications looked similar to this:

dear sir,

i’m very passionate about writing. if u give me a chance, i will prove to u that i cn deliver d best results…

Holy Crap!

Keep in mind that the applicant was applying to a ‘writing’ / ‘blogging’ job. If you can’t compose a simple email (by the way, how many of you think nothing’s wrong in above email?); you can’t convince us that you’re passionate about writing. If you were passionate about writing, you’d at least pay attention to your email! It’s just darn pretty basic freaking common sense!

So, keep in mind: Don’t Fake It. You’re just wasting world’s time. Go watch TV instead.



2 Comments

  1. Anon

    February 25, 2012

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    Blame SMS lingo and yes also to the careless attitude of so called passionate people. I really feel, you should have called all these applicants and have humiliated them in all possible way.

  2. Marita Abraham

    March 2, 2012

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    I am a Grammar Nazi at best and I hate when people use such awful language. It’s even funnier when they do so while applying for a writing job!¬†

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