Saturday, December 4, 2010
Well girls, do I have a story for you! This one will definitely make it into the record books for the dumbest intern decision. A few weekends ago, I ran into a friend of a friend named S. We started talking (and commiserating) about resumés, the job search, etc. Since we are both in the same boat, S suggested we exchange resumés and give each other feedback. No harm in that, right? Wrong!
S was super impressed with my CV (I was less than impressed with hers, but that is beside the point!) and she asked if she could format hers to look a little more like mine. Sure, no problem. After all, I don't own the Times New Roman font! I gave her the go ahead to copy my format, just the format... Well, "copy" doesn't even being to describe what this girl did!
Fast forward to Friday. Out of the blue, I get a phone call from Eloise, a good friend of mine with a stellar job at a Parisian magazine. Eloise is hiring a new intern and early this week she received a resume that really stood out. Well, after closer examination, Eloise realized that the resumé was too familiar... because it was MY resume! Heureusement, Eagle-eye Eloise noticed something was fishy and broke the case of the stolen resumé! S had basically substituted my name for hers and sent the resumé out to who knows how many people!
Here's a little tip if you are going to plagiarize a resumé: Don't forget to change the email address! Oops!
Perhaps I should copyright my CV! Ha!
Bisous xx Ophelia
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