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Kwesi
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"Poll question: when applying for a job, how' hard' do you go?"


          

i just got an email from a stranger person applying for a job at this company. attached her resume, cover letter and everything.

i couldn't figure out how she'd gotten my email cause it's not published.

so immediately, i was impressed by this young lady's resourcefulness.

THEN i did some more investigation (actually opened the email) and noticed she sent it to staff@companyname.com.

i can't decided whether that's genius or lunacy.

what do you think?

Poll result (8 votes)
i submit the resume, wait for the call/reply back. it's the right thing to do. (4 votes)Vote
i don't go too hard, but i do call a couple people to make sure they got it. (1 votes)Vote
i go kinda hard. i email and call. ALOT. i need them to know that i want it. (2 votes)Vote
i submit the resume by sending an email to the entire staff of the company - staff@companyname.com - im smart. (1 votes)Vote

  

  

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Subject Author Message Date ID
lol...wait..so you saying she basically just hung her resume on the "Fro...
Oct 23rd 2015
1
the 'front door'. i had to reply. now i think she lying
Oct 23rd 2015
3
      LMAO...did she really think Bowie State carried weight??
Oct 30th 2015
11
           im thinking she thought trinity was gonna grab all the attention.
Oct 30th 2015
16
Go hard or go home... but don't be desperate or crazy
Oct 23rd 2015
2
what's creepy about that?
Oct 23rd 2015
4
we wont take it to creepy. but it seems a bit unhinged.
Oct 23rd 2015
5
I've only ever worked for friends or unopened restaurants
Oct 23rd 2015
6
i envy this kind of life.
Oct 29th 2015
7
      you and me both pal
Oct 29th 2015
10
      man restaurant life is not for the faint of heart though
Oct 30th 2015
14
man i basically become a cyber stalker
Oct 29th 2015
8
pretty much.
Oct 30th 2015
13
4th round of interviews on monday...send me positive energy
Oct 29th 2015
9
you got this
Oct 30th 2015
12
      for sure.
Oct 30th 2015
17
you miss 100% of the shots you don't take.
Oct 30th 2015
15
Did this work for her?
Oct 30th 2015
18

FLUIDJ
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Fri Oct-23-15 11:30 AM

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1. "lol...wait..so you saying she basically just hung her resume on the "Fro..."
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Fri Oct-23-15 11:30 AM by FLUIDJ

  

          

"Front Door" per se?

or just put it in everybody's inbox?


"Get ready..for your blessing..."

  

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Kwesi
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Fri Oct-23-15 11:51 AM

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3. "the 'front door'. i had to reply. now i think she lying"
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Fri Oct-23-15 11:52 AM by Kwesi

          

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this my reply
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On Oct 23, 2015, at 11:51 AM, Kwesi xxxxxxx

<KAxxxxxn@xxxxxxxxxx.org> wrote:
You funny. I don’t hire here. But I just realized you sent it to all staff.

Kinda genius. But geez.

-Kwesi

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this her original mesage:
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From: kelley xxxxxxx
Sent: Friday, October 23, 2015 11:21 AM
To: !Staff <Staff@xxxxxxx.org>
Subject: Training Coordinator Position

Dear Sir/Madam:

I am interested in applying for the Training Coordinator position posted on your website. I have attached my resume and application for your review. I believe my education, ability to multi-task, my strong attention to detail and my excellent organizational skills are a few credentials that meet your requirements.

I completed my Bachelor’s degree in Political Science at Trinity Washington University and currently pursing my Master’s degree in Public Administration at Bowie State University. ....
blablabla


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so this what she wrote to my reply. she's definitely lying.
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From: kelxxxxxx@yahoo.com
Sent: Friday, October 23, 2015 12:22 PM
To: Kwesi xxxxxx<KAn@xxxxxxx.org>
Subject: Re: Training Coordinator Position

I apologize, the posting was forwarded over to me and I may have inadvertently hit "reply all".


  

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FLUIDJ
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Fri Oct-30-15 05:20 AM

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11. "LMAO...did she really think Bowie State carried weight?? "
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*shots fired*


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Kwesi
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Fri Oct-30-15 12:37 PM

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16. "im thinking she thought trinity was gonna grab all the attention."
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GOMEZ
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Fri Oct-23-15 11:46 AM

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2. "Go hard or go home... but don't be desperate or crazy"
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I think e-mailing staff borders on crazy-ish, but shit, i'd give the resume a look just out of curiosity, so maybe it's smart. If everything checked out I'd probably even bring her in for an interview.

Times are tough, especially for youngsters, so you gotta throw some hail marys from time to time. Standing in line and waiting your turn doesn't really work.


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Trinity444
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Fri Oct-23-15 12:09 PM

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4. "what's creepy about that? "
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Companies get unsolicited resumes all the time

  

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Kwesi
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Fri Oct-23-15 12:11 PM

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5. "we wont take it to creepy. but it seems a bit unhinged."
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because companies get unsolicited emails all the time, there's a good chance her resume submission would just be another piece of spam.

and i still support that. .

but the new news is that she lied, and acted like it was an accident.

nope nope nope, she's a lunatic.

  

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Nodima
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Fri Oct-23-15 12:16 PM

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6. "I've only ever worked for friends or unopened restaurants"
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so effort has been minimal at all turns. with the two restaurants, I didn't know the owners, so I went hard to make sure I made it past cut day, but that was just performance, nothing to do with applying.

but yea, 85% of my jobs friends have been my co-workers, managers, etc., so "applying" through my first 27 years hasn't amounted to much more than "hey I'll do that."

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Kwesi
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7. "i envy this kind of life."
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Errol Walton Barrow
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Thu Oct-29-15 10:16 PM

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10. "you and me both pal"
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dude says he says "sure I'll do that." Science fiction to me.

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14. "man restaurant life is not for the faint of heart though"
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8. "man i basically become a cyber stalker"
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its amazing how much info you can find out about people.

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13. "pretty much."
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-The Knicks’ coaching search still includes a lone frontrunner, Kurt Rambis, whose qualifications for the position include a strong relationship with Jackson and a willingness to take the job.

  

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9. "4th round of interviews on monday...send me positive energy"
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12. "you got this"
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Kwesi
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17. "for sure."
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15. "you miss 100% of the shots you don't take."
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Good on them for finding a way in. Times are hard out here.

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Kira
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18. "Did this work for her?"
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I've created websites with reasons why they should let me be great.

I've had dialogues over months with HR managers without being too pushy. I've done it all in order to get the career opportunity.

  

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