How many people reading this post know how to use a typewriter? Your guess is as good as mine, but if a certain candidate from last week is reading this post then our answer is at least 1.
So, here I am minding my own business, just hunting on Linkedin, when all of a sudden it happens. The receptionist walks over towards me with a huge smile on her face, and an envelope in hand.
She explains that she had a walk-in candidate drop off a resume for the IT SUPPORT TECH position (yes, I used all caps for a reason). She’s smiling as I open the resume and I can just tell something’s about to happen. I pull the resume out, unfold it, and then horror hits me. It was a typewritten resume. Disgusting.
Who uses a typewriter anymore? More importantly, who would think of using a typewriter for a resume? While I understand that people want their resume to stand out, it’s not OK to use a typewriter for any reason. Period. Double period.
Maybe the most ridiculous part of this story is that this was for an IT Support Tech job. A job that requires you to be extremely tech savvy, a person that is completely up to date on the latest technology. This is the equivalent to applying to a nutritionist position with a cheeseburger in your hand. Maybe that’s a bad analogy. You get the point.
Oh, and let’s not forget the fact that he was a walk-in candidate, and completely avoided the use of ALL technology in this process.
And if you’re wondering, no the candidate wasn’t qualified. If he/she was, then they would have got a call, but I would have used morse code to call them.