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British Mobile Phone Company Teimlo Is Hiring by Text Message

Requesting Resumes Via Text Message: Brilliant or Baffling?

If you've been tracking your whereabouts in 140 characters on Twitter, then you'd have no problem detailing why you're the best person for a job in 160, right? British mobile phone content provider Teimlo is hiring by text, requesting that potential candidates send a 160-character text message selling themselves as the first step in the application process.

If the company is impressed with the text, candidates will have to go through more traditional hiring steps like sending a full resume and interviewing in person. What do you think of the tactic, is it brilliant or baffling?

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kscincotta kscincotta 7 years
Well, it's brilliant for that particular company since they specialize in content for cell phones and would need people who could express themselves well in a limited format. For any other company, though, it would be a bit of a stretch.
ilanac13 ilanac13 7 years
it's a little baffling to me. i know that we're in an age where technology is the big thing but there's something to be said about being more personal and professional. if you start the process through text messages then you're already saying that the company is a bit more lax about certain things.
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