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I wouldn't bother pointing it out. More times than not, it is a
mistake on the part of the newspaper employees. I've seen several adds
for my company and for my wife's company where the typesetters made an
Just my $20.00 worth. (My wife won't give me pocket money so I don't have
Glenda Jeffrey writes: +
+ rjl -at- bostech -dot- com wrote:
+ : Geoff Hart had an interesting way to look for good editors.
+ : It just might work. During my last job-hunting exercise, I responded to
+ : a couple of ads for editors. Interestingly, in almost each case there was
+ : a typo somewhere in the ad. Not being quite sure if it was a test, I
+ : always pointed out the error in my cover letter.
+ : Never got an interview at any of those companies.
+ : Perhaps it -was- a test: "Smart-aleks need not apply."
+ It was probably a test of diplomacy. Personally, I would not
+ point out the error in a cover letter; instead, I'd wait until
+ the interview. And even then, I'd be very careful about it --
+ perhaps wait until a relaxed moment at lunch.
+ Glenda Jeffrey Email: jeffrey -at- hks -dot- com
+ Hibbitt, Karlsson & Sorensen, Inc Phone: 401-727-4200
+ 1080 Main St. Fax: 401-727-4208
+ Pawtucket, RI 02860
Joe Fockler "Success is when those who know you best
Interphase Corporation love you the most."
Dallas, Texas 75234
jfockler -at- iphase -dot- com
"Great works are performed not by strength
but by perseverance."
-- Samuel Johnson
"Success is going from failure to failure
without loss of enthusiasm."