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Old 04-24-2012, 10:08 PM
 
Location: The Chatterdome in La La Land, CaliFUNia
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Check this cover letter out ... I wonder if this guy got hired?

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Old 04-24-2012, 10:16 PM
 
Location: Ohio
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Check this cover letter out ... I wonder if this guy got hired?

Epic Cover Letter: How To Get Hired For Your Dream Job (PICTURE)

Is that TVandSportsGuy's?
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Old 04-24-2012, 10:16 PM
 
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hysterical!!!
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Old 04-24-2012, 10:26 PM
 
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It's a fake.

The most ridiculous application for job...until we found out it was our CEO : reddit.com

Although I suspect a few people at my office have applied for jobs with letters like that. Only with more spelling errors, because they'd have been drunk at the time.
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Old 04-24-2012, 10:44 PM
 
Location: Ohio
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It's a fake.
Ya think ?
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Old 04-24-2012, 10:51 PM
 
Location: Seattle, Washington
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Check this cover letter out ... I wonder if this guy got hired?

Epic Cover Letter: How To Get Hired For Your Dream Job (PICTURE)
I'd hire him just for the simple reason he obviously has his $hit together.
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Old 04-25-2012, 11:02 AM
 
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It's a fake.

The most ridiculous application for job...until we found out it was our CEO : reddit.com

Although I suspect a few people at my office have applied for jobs with letters like that. Only with more spelling errors, because they'd have been drunk at the time.
Ohh, it is a fake!!

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I did notice he spelled "taupe" wrong. Lol. That's just my detailed nature. Their CEO can't spell...
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Old 04-25-2012, 01:05 PM
 
Location: Wartrace,TN
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I sent a "cover letter" one time and it just said... " I could try to baffle you with B.S. and flowery prose in this cover letter but I prefer standing on the skills listed in my resume." Of course I didn't get an interview however I figured I would try something different. (plus I was only mildly interested in the job)

t started a new ad for my business on Craigslist after getting discouraged by the bottom feeders that were wasting my time thinking they could get me for 12 bucks an hour.

I placed this in my ad "Craigslist disclaimer - I charge rates that are in line with the annual rate survey for this service and my price is not negotiable. If you are looking for "cheap help" please do not respond."

I got tired of talking to idiots trying to determine what their problem is so I could give them a price quote only to find out they expected professional help for 12 bucks an hour.

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Old 04-25-2012, 01:53 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn,NY
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Default very comical...

But there have been cases where extreme, unorthodox tactics have worked though they are rare cases. People promoting themselves with performance art, Gimmicks and things like this. It's fake apparently, But out of the box tactics have indeed been used. in a sea of resumes, cover letters standing out helps, But rarely to extremes.

Wartrace, I liked that sentence you used in the cover letter you sent for that juob. Just got to say. I think I would grant an interview to something like that as it would stand out and pique my curiosity.
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