A jobseeker is being called “the luckiest man in the G.D.” after receiving a cordial response from a company to which he had sent his CV in response to a job posting – even though the company was not interested in his candidacy.
“Dear Mr. Aggarwal, thank you for your interest in working for us, and we would like to inform you that we have carefully reviewed your CV,” said jobseeker Rajat Aggarwal, reading from a poster of the email he now keeps in his bedroom as a reminder that magic is real. “However, we would like to inform you that we will not be moving forward with your candidacy.”
“Incredible, isn’t it?” he continued, his face glowing. “It’s been four days and I’m still elated.”
“And to think I only had to send my CV and a cover letter 314 times before a potential employer took one minute to inform me they weren’t interested,” he added. “They even spelled my name correctly.”
Aggarwal was hesitant to divulge the name of the magnanimous hiring manager “because then everyone who applies might expect the same VIP treatment,” he says.
When asked why they chose to respond in such a courteous, professional manner to Aggarwal – a total stranger, an expat, someone with no easily exploitable social or professional value – the company denied that they would ever respond to a jobseeker unless they wanted to arrange an interview.
“Well, maybe someone from our company – a young, naive HR intern perhaps – did send the email by mistake, and if so that person will be demoted to making copies and filing in the basement for the next four months,” said the company’s HR director.