A for Honesty, But, That’s About It.

A for Honesty, But, That’s About It.

I like the candidate who sent that now infamous “hire me because I’m ordinary” cover letter, for his bluntness and honesty. And while I admire the creative approach that made him stand out among his considerable competition, there is no way I’d hire him. First off “crap” is an easy-to-spell, four-letter, one-syllable word. Misspelling “crap” is, well, “crap”. Secondly, “Summer” should be capitalized.

I’m sure he landed that – or an equally impressive position. I’m even more sure others will now step up their game in the quest to stand out among other applicants. Just remember, when using expletives, slang, and other simple words, “spell check” is your friend.

Marilyn
Marilyn

Marilyn Weinstein is Vivo’s founder and Chief Executive Officer, responsible for overall strategy and business growth and development. Prior to starting iTalent Solutions in 2006—the successful effort which paved the way for Vivo’s launch in 2009—Marilyn was Vice President and General Counsel for AlphaSoft Services Corp., where she served on the company’s Executive Team for over seven years. She helped AlphaSoft grow from a start up to a $50 million per year, multi-office success story.