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Oops.. applied for a job and they accidentally emailed me...

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alltoomuchrightnow Tue 28-Feb-17 18:40:27

Applied a few weeks ago online, for a job that I have relevant experience in.
Heard nothing until this email today (have changed names)..

'' Jane Doe <Susiesue@Namelessjob>
To :

Today at 10:53

Hi Susie,
Please see attached the remaining CV's for the (Nameless town) vacancy.
In all honesty, I've had a look through and they're not jumping out at me so I thought I'd send you them all and then you can see what is left to pursue - I wouldn't normally land 53 CV's at your door but feel its best that you see the whole picture at the moment.
Jane Doe
Reply R''

What would you think if you had got sent that?!
I'd feel really awkward if I did get an interview!
Data protection not at risk though as I can't view the other CVs nor email addresses of other applicants.

alltoomuchrightnow Tue 28-Feb-17 18:42:01

I ignored it and then received a second email...backpeddling, much?

''Dear Alltoo

Thank you for your recent application to work in our NamelessTown practice.

I can confirm that your application is under consideration, so please disregard any emails you may have received from me earlier today.

If you don't hear back from us within 4 weeks of today, please assume your application has been unsuccessful.

Kind regards,

Jane Doe'

2cats2many Tue 28-Feb-17 18:43:43

I would ignore it. No need to feel awkward. It's not as though she said they were all dreadful and her comments don't necessarily mean anything.

MrsSpenserGregson Tue 28-Feb-17 18:44:32

I'd feel awkward too, but I absolutely bet you will get an interview now!

Lilaclily Tue 28-Feb-17 18:44:49

Oh dear that's a cringe worthy error isn't it?!

Ohyesiam Tue 28-Feb-17 18:45:20

Petty neutral comments
I don't think they ate giving a lot away.

AlwaysTheWinner Tue 28-Feb-17 18:46:13

Ooops! I wonder if they sent that email to all 53 applicants? You should be pleased if you do get an interview, that's a lot of competition!

Tobuyornot99 Tue 28-Feb-17 18:47:02

I wouldn't give it a second thought

ToastVacuum Tue 28-Feb-17 18:47:09

Ha ha! Write back to "jump out at them"?

myoriginal3 Tue 28-Feb-17 18:50:56

I would reply:

Dear Jane Doe
Your incompetency has been noted.
Please consider who you are emailing when you hit send.
Prospective employer: I am not as incompetent as Jane. I hope my application now jumps out at you.

JustSpeakSense Tue 28-Feb-17 18:51:27

That is a bit awkward, ignoring is definitely the only thing you can do.

At least they weren't unprofessional or rude in the email.

I wonder if all 53 applicants received this email!? blush

Mu123 Tue 28-Feb-17 18:51:41

I would reply!

TondelayaDellaVentamiglia Tue 28-Feb-17 18:51:50

i think Jane Doe wants to put her back into it...surely she could weed out at least half of the 53 cv's ...lazy cah!

Poor Susie. ...doing her job and Jane's.
Still at least Susie knows how to send emails.

TeethDrama Tue 28-Feb-17 18:56:35

It's barely 1% interesting or cringeworthy. "Not jumping out" at her is fine, it's not rude, maybe they would subsequently decide their advert needed to be reworded to attract more candidates if the kind of experience they require - possibly their original advert is too broad.

I would think absolutely nothing if it tbh.

SorrelSoup Tue 28-Feb-17 19:08:16

Of course it's cringe worthy! I'd have to reply with something. "Is there anything I can do to make my CV jump out at you, as per your earlier email. If you require any additional information from me, please do not hesitate to get in touch."

BettyBaggins Tue 28-Feb-17 19:14:01

How ironic that Madamnonejumpingoutatme clearly needs to up her own admin skills! Maybe the cv's are excellent and she is nervous about being outskilled. hmm

I'd be tempted to dream up or encourage the mumsnet crew to help me with some witty comeback too because I'm a contrary fecker

ClashCityRocker Tue 28-Feb-17 19:14:17

I bet Janes arsehole went when she realised!

Sounds like she's manically trying to cover her tracks and not very professionally - although when I see these sort of things I always think 'there but for the grace of God go i'.....

atheistmantis Tue 28-Feb-17 19:14:26

DId you get the CVs as well?

HelenDenver Tue 28-Feb-17 19:16:04

No, she didn't, mantis

Hassled Tue 28-Feb-17 19:18:10

Jane Doe is crap at her job in many different ways. She can't be arsed to filter out the dud CVs (and if she has 53 of them, there are bound to be some duds in there), and then she incorrectly emails one of the applicants. But why would she have emailed only Alltoo? I'm also wondering if she emailed all 53. Alltoo needs to get Jane Doe's job, if only to rewrite the job ad so they get people who do leap out at them. The job ad must have been bloody vague.

Leggit Tue 28-Feb-17 19:20:45

It's an error, people make them! I can't see how it is cringeworthy or how it would make any difference to how you feel during interview. Minor error, forget it.

ChuckDaffodils Tue 28-Feb-17 19:25:06

I'd respond


Did that jump out at you?


Bluntness100 Tue 28-Feb-17 19:26:32

Honestly? If you still want an interview, send an email back to her and say "
thanks Jane, that's great and no problem!"

Don't say nothing as she will probably discount you in case her error gets caught. So make her feel comfortable. It's your best hope.

Royal fuck up though.

TeethDrama Tue 28-Feb-17 19:30:07

Maybe Jane doe is trying to tell susie the advert wasn't specific enough and that's why she hasn't filtered cvs,m. Maybe susie wrote the advert. Maybe Jane is an intern who is learning how to filter. Maybe she's been covering for susie when she's been on hold but it's but her job to filter. Who knows.

riceuten Tue 28-Feb-17 19:30:26

There is a website where you can send an anon email to someone - you might be tempted to cut and paste the appropriate parts to the sender...

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