Wednesday, February 29, 2012

doomed by lack of a CAP

The internal dialogue might have gone something like this: wow, a direct lead on a job. i’d better respond as quickly as possible. And respond he did. Unfortunately just a bit too fast, as the email to the potential employer read as follows. ‘Dear Ms. Smith—I just heard about your job opening from our mutual acquaintance, Mr. Z. I am writing to let you know that i am very interested in the position and have enclosed my resume. sincererly…..’
Did you catch it? That third i. Not a cap but small, casual, conversational and improper. If you didn’t catch it, rest assured the employer did. One job lead doomed before it could get off the ground and fly. A very sad ending indeed.

Posted by Bonnie Speyers on 02/29 at 02:42 PM
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