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A Green Hiring Trick

September 2nd, 2014

“I wasn’t really looking for a new job right now, but I like to browse job ads once in awhile. I saw this one ad on-line for a Document Proofreader for a large engineering company. I thought it really strange, though, and quite hilarious that they would misspell the word “grammar” in the ad. They had spelled it “grammer.” So I emailed the ad and told them that it made me chuckle that they had misspelled the word, and then I jokingly (well, to myself, because I never thought that they’d respond) asked where I should send my resume.

Well, when I got home from work that evening, I had an email from the HR person telling me that she would like to interview me right away and to please, please send my resume. She said that that was not a mistake and that I was the first person in 18 responses to pick up and say something about the mistake!”

A similar approach came from a Gold executive assistant and her Green boss. After the Colors seminar when we had discussed the need for Green credibility she had to share with me that the first thing her boss asks her to do is to throw out all the resumes with spelling mistakes in them….

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