This page is provided for the benefit of people who do not actually want to get a job offer from us, but for some unknown reason feel compelled to send us application materials anyway.
Every year we get hundreds of half-baked applications. Either materials are missing, or the applications come in poorly formatted through email. The message this sends to us is either that these people do not really want a job with us, or that their presentation skills and ability to follow instructions are so poor that we could never hire them.
We understand that finding the right job is a lot of work and it is tempting to blast your resume out to as many companies as possible in the hopes that one of them might consider hiring you. This method is a fine way to solve certain kinds of problems, but not a job search.
To cut to the chase, these are things you can do to ensure that we will not consider you for a position with us:
Apply by Email Only
We are looking for a hard copy application. There are times when sending materials by email or fax is appropriate, but usually electronic applications are a pain to read and do not reflect well on the candidate.
Misspell Things on Your Resume
Even before spell checkers it was considered lame to send out a resume containing spelling errors.
Leave Out Application Materials
We do not grant interviews without a resume, cover letter, copy of transcript, and a mission statement.
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