Girl Who Emailed Nic Cage Photo Instead of Resume Gets Two Job Offers

Please check those emails before you send them, people.

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Nicolas Cage - one girl's substitute for a resume

It’s certainly one way to make an impression.

Underneath a very politely worded message asking if a summer position as an administrative assistant at York University was still available, rather than attaching her resume, Vanessa Hojda inadvertently sent her potential employer a photo of Nicolas Cage making one of his signature creepy/crazy expressions.

The 20-year-old posted the email on her Tumblr page with the frantic comment, “I ACCIDENTLY SENT MY POTENTIAL FUTURE BOSS A PICTURE OF NIC CAGE RATHER THAN MY COVER LETTER + RESUME, WHICH HAS A ZIP FILE TITLED WITH A BUNCH OF NUMBERS LIKE THE JPC I ACCIDENTALLY ATTACHED OH MY GOD.”

With resumes all tending to resemble one another, Vanessa can at least console herself in the knowledge that her application isn’t likely to forgotten any time soon.

And while a summer job as a university administrative assistant might not await her, Vanessa’s become an instant internet sensation.  She’s been interviewed on a Toronto radio show and had a photo shoot courtesy of the Toronto Star. She’s gained 800 new followers to her Tumblr and she’s gotten two job offers via her Facebook page.

Vanessa revealed to Jen Healey of the Washington Post, that Nicolas Cage isn’t even her favorite actor. “He has a hilarious face, his acting is truly over the top and, let’s be honest, his hair is really scary,” she said.

Although, she did let slip something potentially more embarrassing than confusing her resume with a Nic Cage photo: “My favorite movie is ‘City of Angels.’ People think I’m kidding when I say that, but I’m not.”

And to avoid making the same mistake again, she’s now renamed her resume file to “thisisaresumeyoudumba**notaphotofnicolascage.”

Let’s see what her future employers make of that.

36 comments
Mychemicalthoughts
Mychemicalthoughts

I know that this story was initially reported out of sheer stupidity of the act but considering how many thousands of people are out of work  in spite of doing all the right things in their job search it's a bit annoying to keep harping about this fluke story, don't you think-media?

In the real world people who make mistakes that show poor attention to detail during the job search process don't get 2 job offers. 

 

RobertSF
RobertSF

So it's come to this? This is what we have to do to get a job?

Henry Cameron Chang
Henry Cameron Chang

Wait, so this entire time, I've been job hunting the wrong way?

Instead of polishing my resume, let me go into my picture vault and find what goodies I can send......

Cindy H
Cindy H

Joblessintoronto, it may be "disgusting" but I don't think it's necessary to call her a "moron" or to imply that she's a "moronic twit".   And that email consisted of like two lines.   I really don't see how it's  poorly written.  As for the all caps comment at the end, that was a tumblr post.   Even intelligent people are allowed to go crazy and get away with ineloquence on tumblr.  I mean - come on - it's tumblr.   The nic cage pic was a funny mistake.  If one day she did the same thing with another potential future employer, then obviously she's got some problems.   But for now, just take it easy...

joshuaj02
joshuaj02

I came here pre-angry due to the presumed title, though once I read it became apparent that the article was even less news saturated. That almost makes me furious enough sexually assault my pets.

Aria Stock Loc
Aria Stock Loc

The job market calls for people with a better ATTITUDE than CREDENTIALS. Of course your credentials matter, but what will decide whether or not you will get the job is if you've got a positive outlook on life. Stop bashing people and congratulate them for their newly found job. That's one less jobless person.

Tommy Sawyers
Tommy Sawyers

I think this is a wonderful story about a girl who accidentally posted a picture of Nicholas Cage making a goofy face instead of her resume, which had a similar file name!

joblessintoronto
joblessintoronto

This is disgusting. The job market is near impossible for EDUCATED and COMPETENT people and yet this moron sends a picture of a celebrity instead of her resume to a potential employer and is offered two jobs. Absolutely unreal! I'm so glad to see that all the moronic twits of my generation are being handed jobs while many of us who are overqualified continue to suffer at the jobs we are doing using less than 10% of our mental capacity. This girl seemed to use all of hers up on her poorly written email. Good god people. I hope her future employer realizes their mistake when she accidentally posts a picture of  Brad Pitt on their social media site rather than their company logo.

betaray100
betaray100

You know what's really disgusting? Your attitude. It's not her fault she's getting job offers and you're still jobless in Toronto. What that attitude, I'm not surprised.

joblessintoronto
joblessintoronto

We'll see how smart she proves her self to be when she accidentally sends a client a picture of her celebrity crush instead of an important document. Incredibly unprofessional. Mistakes shouldn't be awarded with jobs. I don't care how great her sense of humour may be- it was incredibly stupid.

recompile
recompile

"Mistakes shouldn't be awarded with jobs."

That should be "rewarded", not "awarded".

With communication skills like yours, I'm not surprised that you're jobless!

BernadetteJones
BernadetteJones

Hey have you ever realized that she might be just as competent for the job as anyone else? She may be young but it doesn't make her less competent than anyone else. It was a simple mistake, shes human, and she deserves a job just like anyone else. Why don't you calm down and quit being a bigot on the internet. You sound like an ass.

Ailin Lebellot
Ailin Lebellot

Oh and did you really copy and paste your comment twice on this? Good god. You jealous fuck. 

Ailin Lebellot
Ailin Lebellot

You're dumb. It actually made her stand out for a job she dreamed of, something that your overqualified statue can't seem to attract. If you actually conversed with her or got to know her, you'd realize that she is not only qualified, but has a sense of humor, a brilliant outlook on life, and happens to write eloquently. More so than we can say about you joblessintoronto. Two things I have to say this to justify why I replied to you. One, I myself don't have a job and two, this interview doesn't do justice to what really occurred. 

Luke Kingma
Luke Kingma

I ACCIDENTLY SENT MY POTENTIAL FUTURE BOSS A PICTURE OF NIC CAGE RATHER THAN MY COVER LETTER + RESUME, WHICH HAS A ZIP FILE TITLED WITH A BUNCH OF NUMBERS LIKE THE JPC I ACCIDENTALLY ATTACHED OH MY GOD.

...Eloquent, indeed.

joblessintoronto
joblessintoronto

This is disgusting. The job market is near impossible for EDUCATED and COMPETENT people and yet this moron sends a picture of a celebrity instead of her resume to a potential employer and is offered two jobs. Absolutely unreal! I'm so glad to see that all the moronic twits of my generation are being handed jobs while many of us who are overqualified continue to suffer at the jobs we are doing using less than 10% of our mental capacity. This girl seemed to use all of hers up on her poorly written email. Good god people. I hope her future employer realizes their mistake when she accidentally posts a picture of  Brad Pitt on their social media site rather than their company logo.

recompile
recompile

I'm competent and well-educated. Do you think it's strange that I don't seem to have any trouble finding work?  Many of my friends are also competent, well-educated, and gainfully employed.

Even a "jobless" friend of mine is earning a fine living doing contract work for his previous employer.  He's not very well-educated (just a B.A.), but he's exceptionally competent.

I suspect that the problem isn't the job market; it's your attitude.I've interviewed people like you before.  You seem to be of the type that thinks that their undergrad degree entitles them to far more than just an entry level position, regardless of their previous experience.The fact of the matter is that your B.A. or B.S. degree is the equivalent of a HS diploma to employers.  It's the only thing stopping them from immediately tossing your resume in the bin the second it comes across their desk.  It does not make you special, unique, or entitled to anything.If I were you, I'd spend some time working on my attitude and communication skills.  Those two things will get you a lot farther than your run-of-the-mill diploma.

PrinceHall
PrinceHall

The position was for a secretary, are you really that jaded to feel so angry?  Being a secretary isn't the most lucrative profession.  Lighten up.

Madison Aucoin
Madison Aucoin

@f_galton:disqus Your friend Nicolas Cage can go cry into one of his 700 copies of the Declaration of Independence, which we all know he keeps hidden in the back closet of his house for times of desperation.

Phil Lawson
Phil Lawson

You're friends with Nic Cage? Pass a message on for me will you-Stop making utter shit films. Thanks.

f_galton
f_galton

“He has a hilarious face, his acting is truly over the top and, let’s be honest, his hair is really scary”I'm friends with Nic Cage, Ms. Hojda, and let me tell you something, he has feelings too. Since you want honesty, here's some for you: you are not a nice person, nor are you terribly bright. 

Joanna
Joanna

If you truly are a friend of Nic Cage, then instead of making derogatory comments toward her, maybe you should tell your friend to thank her for the free publicity he is getting... beats the "Nicolas Cage arrested in New Orleans" news

f_galton
f_galton

That was over a year ago. I think people like you hate Nic because you are jealous.

Skipdallas
Skipdallas

  Young :

Part of Speech: adjective

Definition: immature

Synonyms:

adolescent, blooming, blossoming, boyish, boylike, budding, burgeoning, callow, childish, childlike, crude, developing, early, fledgling, fresh, girlish, girl-like, green*, growing, half-grown, ignorant, inexperienced, infant, inferior, junior, juvenile, little, modern, new, newborn, newish, not aged, pubescent, puerile, punk, raw, recent, tender, tenderfoot, undeveloped, undisciplined, unfinished, unfledged, unlearned, unpracticed, unripe, unseasoned, untried, unversed, vernal, youthful 

Notes: to be young is to be immature or not old.

I am not "Elderly", I am experienced, and prematurely graying! :)

J_Billy
J_Billy

I think his legal name is still Nicolas Coppola.

Skipdallas
Skipdallas

 I could care less who you are friends with. And who sounds like a silly kid now?

f_galton
f_galton

I think you're sad because I'm friends with Nic Cage while your only friend is a hat.

Skipdallas
Skipdallas

 Cage... Gage... typo. As for writing like a teenager, I guess I am in my second childhood! While you are just a sad sad troll.

f_galton
f_galton

Your picture is of an elderly man but you write like a teenage girl. And his name is Cage.

Skipdallas
Skipdallas

You are just a creepy N. Gage stalker! LOL :)