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Sheri likes to peruse Craigslist for jobs. She said this gem shows up every week or so:

Company Expanding Seeking Office Help (Denver, CO)

Company expanding seeking part-time or full-time office help. We are hoping to fill positions over the next two weeks. Please provide resume and references. We will get back to you shortly. Thank you for your time and we look forward to meeting with you soon.
– Location: Denver, CO
– Principals only. Recruiters, please don’t contact this job poster.
– Please, no phone calls about this job!
– Please do not contact job poster about other services, products or commercial interests.

That’s the entirety of the ad. There are absolutely no specifics. I am not going to glorify that ad by linking directly to it.

My Internet Spidey Sense tells me it’s simply a spambot trying to gather email addresses of job seekers or some other nefarious sort of thing.

But …

What if it IS a legitimate ad by a company with absolutely no sense of how to market themselves or write a help wanted ad. What kind of responses do they get? I’m not looking for a job, but if I were, I’d be tempted to get a disposable email address and send them this:

Dear Company:

I am a potential employee seeking a job. I have many skills and woudl bring them all to work every day. I have always wanted to work in your field. I have many references. my salary requirements are simple: pay me regularly. My resume is attached.



Here’s my resume:

Person Last Name

Job with Company – Dates
I performed various duties.

Job with Another Company – Different Dates
I performed various duties.

Job with One More Company – Other Dates
I performed various duties.

I keep forgetting what a treasure trove of silliness that I should write about more often. In the meantime, I won’t hold my breath expecting a wondrous job offer to come through.



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