Oops, Mystery Girl Identified in CNN article @ tk here on Thursday, September 06, 2007 12:52 AM
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Thursday, September 06, 2007

Oops, Mystery Girl Identified in CNN article

Over at CNN, they have an article about how to write your resumes so that you don't annoy your prospective employers. The article lists fairly common sense stuff that people tend to forget while they're looking for a job. The 10 points seem mundane until you hit the last one.

Basically, it tells you to look the part, or be professional looking. And includes an anecdote about someone being rejected at an advertising firm because her email name was "weird2themax".

By itself it is quite harmless. However when you do a Google search for "weird2themax", that's when you realize that maybe including the email name wasn't such a good idea. You see, there are only a couple of results for "weird2themax" and in one of them, specifically at Barnes & Nobles, a reviewer's name is fully listed for a review she did.

And surprise, surprise, she has the same email name as the CNN article. So Linsey Sanders, if you're reading this, I wish you luck in your job search. I guess you don't need me to tell you to use another more "professional-sounding" email address for your resume.

I don't know about you, but I doubt their intention was to expose the real name behind the email alias.

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On 06 September, 2007 03:06, Dave said...

Well, if she did not want her name linked to the email address, she would not have included both in the Barnes & Noble link.

Worse yet...due to confusing parsing on the Barnes & Noble website, on first glance it appears that this aspiring advertising employee cannot spell "suspense." Oops

On 06 September, 2007 04:43, Anonymous said...

that's funny, i read the article on CNN and Googled the email address myself. first link? this blog.

On 06 September, 2007 11:40, tk said...

Dave: Yeah, it's the little things that people tend to neglect when entering details online.

I have to agree that each review is not distinctly marked. Adding dividers should improve it (Barnes & Nobles are you listening?).

Anon: If you can get Google to tell me how they implement their ranking algorithm, then both of us will understand why it's in that position.

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