Applicant Submits Nicolas Cage Photo Instead of Resume
Vanessa Hojda is lucky Nicolas Cage is awesome.
If you haven’t heard of Hojda yet, she’s a 20-year-old college student at York University in Toronto and she made a rather hilarious blunder when applying for a job last week.
See for yourself:
Yes. That’s a photo of the the “Face/Off” “Snake Eyes” “National Treasure” “Ghost Rider” “The Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call – New Orleans” and countless other films star instead of the aforementioned resume and cover letter. As she put on her blog:
JESUS CHRIST I ACCIDENTALLY SENT MY POTENTIAL FUTURE BOSS A PICTURE OF NIC CAGE RATHER THAN MY COVER LETTER+RESUME, WHICH WAS A ZIP FILE TITLED WITH A BUNCH OF NUMBERS LIKE THE JPG I ACCIDENTALLY ATTACHED OH MY GOD
Well, beyond the obvious mistake of sending a picture of Nicolas Cage, there are a few pointers we’d like to give Hojda. Actually, just two main ones:
1. Don’t send .zip files with a resume and cover letter. It’s just two documents. Attach them. There’s at least a 50% chance the person on the receiving end wouldn’t know where to begin with a .zip file. And, no matter what kind of file you’re sending, make sure the file name is not a “bunch of numbers.” Make it concise, so the employer knows exactly what he/she is opening.
2. Now that you’re an internet star (nearly 57,000 notes on the Tumblr post), you might want to check some of the language on your personal site — considering your name is out there. F-bombs and things that get you aroused isn’t exactly your best foot forward on the job hunt. Chiggidy check yourself before you wreck yourself.
Nicolas Cage won’t always be there to save you.