12 comments

  • Paul MacgregorPaul Macgregor, 4 years ago (edited 4 years ago )

    Hi guys, just a quick note to check if you received my application for job title. Understand you are probably really busy, but it would be great if you could let me know.

    Kind regards

    your name

    Or, you could be a twat and send the passive aggressive, not very funny, shite in the link above.

    Up to you.

    21 points
    • Dirk HCM van BoxtelDirk HCM van Boxtel, 4 years ago

      Yeah, a joke isn't a bad thing, but ... if it's a company you actually want to work for, I'd go for something along the lines of;

      "I'm really excited about the opportunity to work with your team, and curious to hear in what stage of the process my application resides."

      I'd probably add something silly like "... even if that stage is the pile of paper labelled 'recycling'!" but that's just me.

      1 point
  • Daniel FoscoDaniel Fosco, 4 years ago

    Though it's a professional courtesy to reply to every applicant, real-life doesn't always work that way.

    Also, you're not entitled to shit.

    14 points
  • Michael ParapettiMichael Parapetti, 4 years ago

    Its rough out there. I can sympathize with your frustration, urge you to stay positive, and advise you not to send this letter to anyone you hope to work with.

    9 points
  • Account deleted 4 years ago

    Wow. The author comes off as such a spoiled brat. It's basically a wordy, tedious way of basically stomping their feet and saying "FINE! I didn't want to work with you anyways!"... when clearly they DID want to work with them.

    Was this supposed to be some last ditch effort to get attention? To get the company to go "Oh....so sorry buddy... we love your stuff... please, please, please come over tomorrow so we can sign paperwork and you can save our inept team!"? So immature.

    Newsflash kids... jobs aren't just handed to you. Make yourself a blip on their RADAR. If you really want to work there, send them an email every single day telling them simply how much you really want to be there and why. Make yourself seen in a positive way. It's a little annoying, but at least you're showing tenacity... and more times than not - that will be remembered... and even get you a email in reply.

    If you aren't being recruited, you need to expect rejection. You also need to accept there is a lot of good talent out there competing against you. Yeah, I'll admit that companies that don't get back to you is annoying, but if tons of people are applying... do you really expect them to reply to every single person? Find the companies that DO get back to you... that DO want to work with you... instead of sulking and expecting a job to come to you on a platter.

    Lastly, why in the heck would you ever consciously burn a bridge like this? Think big picture people! Maybe the a manager didn't like you but someone on the team did? Maybe 3 years from now you're applying to a different company and one of the people at this company who liked you - remembered you and pulls you in...

    Even if you HATE where you work or are annoyed by a potential employer... never ever put yourself in a bad light like this...

    2 points
    • Brian NBrian N, 4 years ago

      WHOOSH

      Oh look, there goes the joke.

      It's a humorous blog post that includes a not-so-subtle advertisement for the recruitment service the blog is hosted by. The "template" is clearly facetious.

      1 point
      • Account deleted 4 years ago

        But, it's not funny at all. Nor does it remotely tie-in to the service.

        It would have been one thing if at the end they wrote something simple like... "but that would be career suicide... work with us and silly moments like this will become a thing of the past!"

        Poor writing. Poor marketing. Basically only 2 people here see it as a joke. In the real world, if it was your company, would that sound so great to you?

        Just callin' it how it is. Plus, there have been posts here in the past where people DID do stuff like this...

        0 points
  • Nick HNick H, 4 years ago

    ITT: People who are taking this way too seriously.

    2 points
    • Account deleted 4 years ago

      IRL: People having no clue how the RL part of IRL works.

      Maybe I was a little passionate, but I only get heated at this crap because the author was 100% serious in thinking that it was A) a good idea... and B) was logical.

      0 points
  • Fabian O.Fabian O., 4 years ago

    I always wait two days and then make a quick phone call asking if everything is ok, if anything is missing or if they need any more info.

    It always gets you the actual person that is hiring on the phone and it gets them to look at your application right then and there. It also shows that you are willing to take control of a situation. I imagine that after that call the application likely sits right at the top of their stack of applications.

    0 points
  • Sukhveer SangheraSukhveer Sanghera, 4 years ago

    I thought it was pretty funny, although I agree if I were the hiring manager I would probably laugh but still think it was a bit too immature.

    0 points