Job Applicants - Try not to be an idiot on your first impression
I have a tech support position open. I have posted an ad on Craigslist. The posting clearly says to go to our website and apply online. It specifically says "no phone calls."
So far, in under 5 hours, I have gotten 12 resumes via email and one phone call. The cream of the crop thus far has been one woman who not only responded via email, she misspelled the word "sincerely" in her email. And, on top of that, when I opened her resume, it was a blank template! Yes. You read that right. The resume had no information. It was a Word template that still contained the place markers saying things like, "[Type objective here]".
In this economy why in the name of all that is good and holy would you do anything other than triple check to make sure you are making the best possible impression you can? I am bloody flabbergasted.