After my two very long posts it's time for another short and light post. On the same page of the print Guardian as my Nosing About post was an article giving advice on how to, and how not to, apply for jobs. This post lists some of the "funnies" seen in applications.
One applicant wrote the following in a covering letter:
"Hope to hear from you shorty."
"I possess excellent memory skills, good analytical skills, memory skills..."
Yet another, who, it seems, wasn't as sure as they believed, said:
"I am someone who knows my own destiny but I have no definite long-term plans."
One must be careful not to claim to have had too much responsibility in a previous job. The following candidate did not follow this advice.
"I was closely involved in every aspect of my former company, right up to its bankruptcy."
I think it is safe to assume that none of these four applicants was offered a position.