Did you get kicked in the head as a child?
I'm considering a radical career change, which of course means the running of the inevitable interview gauntlet. So, being a googlephile, I decided to poke about for some tips - and found the following:
PRIVATE AND CONFIDENTIAL
Friday, 01 February 2002
Mr D Paul...
Dear Mr Paul
VACANCY REFERENCE: 52600 WEB PRODUCER REGION: GLOUCESTER
Thank you for submitting your application for the Web Producer role located in Gloucester.
I am now writing, with regret, to inform you that your name has not been placed on the shortlist of candidates to be invited for interview. I am sorry if this is disappointing for you.
We heard about your previous Internet projects, and, quite frankly, you scare us.
You may also like to note that calling our head of human resources a "skank ho" does not gain you any plus points when being shortlisted for a position.
So let's recap. Calling a potential superior a "skank ho" - bad. Hmmm... Okaaaaay... But, but, what if she is
a skank... Nevermind. Good. I'm all set now.