In the last few months we’ve been running recruitment ads for different positions.
One sent an email writing (twice!) he’s applying for the “copyrighter” job we posted (for a copywriter position).
Second said she’s applying for the design job at similar, but NOT our company’s name.
More than one sent WhatsApps saying “I’m interested” (there are clear instructions on how to apply, none of them includes a WhatsApp message, definitely not at 23:58. And don’t even get me started on the improper English in those messages, especially when it is for a copywriter’s position – what the hey…).
Many didn’t send their portfolios or writing examples although it’s clearly and in larger font specified in the not-very-long landing pages we created on our website for the vacancies (we replied back requesting those).
And so on and so forth.
Honestly, I don’t get it. The competition is always fierce, in a post-covid world it’s 1 million times harder, don’t you want the people on the other side to pay attention to you? The positive kind of attention?
More than it’s disrespectful towards the companies and the people who need to read what you’re sending, it’s disrespectful towards yourselves.
Although I do believe in giving a second chance, the first impression is an opportunity you don’t want to miss to rise above all others.