DailyDirt: Stupiditry From Job Seekers

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Some mistakes are hard to avoid completely. Typos are usually forgivable, even when they result in some terrible misunderstandings. But job applicants are told time and time again that typos are horrendous errors, and anyone applying for a job should be especially careful about eliminating spelling mistakes and typing errors. However, focusing too much on simple errors could allow some much bigger mistakes to slide by. Here are just a few examples. If you'd like to read more awesome and interesting stuff, check out this unrelated (but not entirely random!) Techdirt post.

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    MrWilson, 16 Aug 2012 @ 5:33pm

    I'll mention something that won't get you hired, directly from experience in which I chose not to consider someone who did this:

    Don't email the person who is hiring and state that you submitted an application during the previous round of hiring and was extremely surprised that you didn't get an interview because you're clearly going to be more qualified for the position than any other applicant.

    Also (and from the same applicant), don't send 5 emails with one file attachment each and claim that you're tech savvy. I also don't need scanned images of all of your certifications that have no bearing on the qualifications for the position. Sometimes more is just more and just annoying, not impressive.

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