25 January, 2016 13:05
CLANCY OVERELL | Editor | CONTACT
Local man, James Wells (27), will not be making it through to the second round of interviews in his most recent application for a mid-to-high-level financial management position in a reputable CBD office.
The interviewer, Brian Campwell (58), says that while James’ past experience and tertiary education was up to scratch, he could not have possibly hired someone who had listed his email contact as [email protected]
Mr Wells says he had no idea that such a minor details on his six-page cover letter could have been the determining factor as to whether or not he got the job.
“In hindsight I should have probably just whipped up a generic Gmail account, but I’m just so used to putting the old MSN address down,”
“It really is an embarrassing nod to how much of a dorky teenager I was. I don’t even drink Bundaberg rum, let alone chug it. Not back then, not now,”
As a result of not acting sooner, Mr Wells points out that his outdated Hotmail account now serves as an index to his entire identity, both online and offline.
“I’ve got my Facebook, online banking, electoral role, Uber, Menulog, university and entire friendship circle all hooked up to the one account,”
“Nothing is worse than my having to explain my email to family members,”
“Like, do you reckon they actually think I enjoy sixty-nines so much that I decided to put it in my email address?”