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.

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.

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.