I just finished sending off a couple of job applications via Monster.com and noticed something peculiar. I suppose you could just file this in the casual observances category of life. Short-and-sweet, it is simply how – oh what is a good word for it? – inappropriate it is for companies to utilize ‘present tense’ in the context of an automated email response.
Now, I do not fancy myself a genius, but I do tend to presume at least a rudimentary grasp
of logic and fundamental understanding of the whole past-present-future thing. If you are using a computer to send out automatic responses to your email, that is akin to an e-answering machine. It means not much less than the old “no one is home right now but we will return your call as soon as….”. So if my message is going into a queue somewhere, it is somewhat of a stretch for you to expect me to believe that “someone is reviewing your resume at this time”.
I know it’s a little thing that most people wouldn’t even notice no less pay any attention to, but that’s what these blog things are for right? Oh well, just my pet peeve for the day.