“One time, I received an unformatted, 12-page resume that was a nightmare on the eyes. It listed every single thing the person had done starting at the age of nine or so.
I received this resume probably five times in the course of a week. I finally responded, assuring the girl I had indeed received her resume, that she only needed to send it once and that the position had already been filled.
She wrote back, ‘Why wasn’t I called for an interview?’
I stated bluntly, ‘Your resume wasn’t looked at. It was too difficult to read. I suggest you trim it down to one page, eliminate anything that wasn’t necessary, and make it easy to read.’
I even sent her a few URLs of resume templates to see examples.
She responded with a threatening email, ‘Be careful when you cross the street, you don’t know who you insulted that may be driving.’
Then started an online campaign against me and the organization claiming we post fake jobs just to troll naive students.
That was the last time I ever said yes to ‘Do you want to take on some interns?’ I also learned why HR almost never contacts people unless there is an offer.”