Must see site: NotHired

30 March 2008 at 9:35PM 1 comment

The NotHired site is a hoot! NotHired is run by “a dedicated group of HR monkeys and hiring managers” who “see thousands of cover letters and resumes every month. Some of them desperately need to be shared.” They’ve listed many great examples of horrible cover letters and resumes. Their site is “Dedicated to all those who wonder why no one has called to set up an interview…”

Here’s the best of the worst:

I don’t know Craig personally, but my friend told me about his list and I saw your job on there.

The NotHired authors point out this message came from an AOL address.

Update 25 January 2012: Unfortunately, the Nothired site has died. You can see a Twitter feed here, and a Facebook page here. Neither has been updated since 2010.


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Evil HR Lady on "We’re in a Hiring Slowdown" Tips: Give your resume a face lift

1 Comment Add your own

  • 1. Mario P. Lopez  |  31 March 2008 at 6:36AM

    Greetings Troy,

    It can be a “bit” frigthening reading what a job seeker can write if he/she wants to get a job.

    As an international job seeker, this reminder confirms that reviewing a resume, is a never ending job.

    Thank you very much.

    Mario Lopez, CPA


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My Core Ideas

1. "I can't tell you the best way to get a job - because there is no one best way. After 21 years of recruiting, I CAN share things I've seen candidates do to guarantee they DIDN'T get the job."

2. "Most companies don't realize how their recruiting process impacts their candidate pool, and their business. Attention to simple things will result in big improvements."

About the Author

Troy Bettinger, SPHR is a Denver Recruiter, Public Speaker, HR Metrics Analyst and Human Resources Leader who has been recruiting in corporate and municipal environments since 1991.

He specializes in the complete hiring process: defining, sourcing, recruiting, testing, interviewing, offering and orienting new hires. He's also well versed in strategic human resources, college recruiting, diversity recruiting, AAP, EEO, ATS integration, recruiting metrics, social media, recruiting leadership, training and employment branding.


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