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RE:resume

Posted: Fri Aug 28, 2015 1:37 pm
by Brf
From: yuriksesayntv_at_yahoo.com

Good afternoon my name is Benjamin Alison doc file is my resume
Feel free to contact us for further information
Kind regards

Benjamin Alison
Who here would open the attached document?
Suppose you were a management-type at a medium-size corporation?

Re: RE:resume

Posted: Fri Aug 28, 2015 1:45 pm
by david63
If that is the only information accompanying the alleged "resume" then all I can hope is that anyone opening it has good Internet protection software installed.

Re: RE:resume

Posted: Fri Aug 28, 2015 2:20 pm
by Brf
Vipre up-to-date.
The problem with this one, is it changes every day, and apparently the Heuristics is not good enough.

Re: RE:resume

Posted: Fri Aug 28, 2015 4:37 pm
by HiFiKabin
I'd employ him like a shot (assuming I were in the phishing/ransomware/keylogging business)

Re: RE:resume

Posted: Fri Aug 28, 2015 5:44 pm
by Khaos-Rage
From: yuriksesayntv_at_yahoo.com

Good afternoon my name is Benjamin Alison doc file is my resume
Feel free to contact us for further information
Kind regards

Benjamin Alison
Who is 'us' lol

Re: RE:resume

Posted: Fri Aug 28, 2015 5:53 pm
by Brf
Khaos-Rage wrote:Who is 'us' lol
That is what I said too. There is always some sort of grammar error in those.

Re: RE:resume

Posted: Fri Aug 28, 2015 5:55 pm
by david63
Out of interest has anyone actually opened this resume and if so what is in it?

Re: RE:resume

Posted: Fri Aug 28, 2015 5:57 pm
by Brf
Crypto-lock

Re: RE:resume

Posted: Tue Sep 08, 2015 12:33 pm
by Holger
I get a lot of resumes every day.
I NEVER open those Word-files! I MIGHT open a PDF-resume.

Re: RE:resume

Posted: Wed Sep 09, 2015 6:44 am
by AmigoJack
Holger wrote:I NEVER open those Word-files! I MIGHT open a PDF-resume.
Depends entirely on the associated programs - I have no problem opening Word files with Notepad (not Wordpad) and a PDF with Sumatra, whereas I would avoid Adobe Reader whenever possible.

Re: RE:resume

Posted: Wed Sep 09, 2015 7:34 am
by Holger
Sending out resumes as Word-files looks unprofessional.
Without opening them I KNOW that the sender uses repeated spaces instead of tab to make columns and so on. ;)

Re: RE:resume

Posted: Wed Sep 09, 2015 7:49 am
by Lumpy Burgertushie
Holger wrote:Sending out resumes as Word-files looks unprofessional.
Without opening them I KNOW that the sender uses repeated spaces instead of tab to make columns and so on. ;)
it has been a while and I may be out of touch but I would be willing to bet that a very large portion of the resume's that are produced are still done in word.


robert

Re: RE:resume

Posted: Wed Sep 09, 2015 7:53 am
by Holger
Yes, you are right! It is. But it is a difference to send that Word-file to an employer or to convert it into PDF first. Never send Word-files.

Re: RE:resume

Posted: Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:05 am
by Lumpy Burgertushie
Holger wrote:Yes, you are right! It is. But it is a difference to send that Word-file to an employer or to convert it into PDF first. Never send Word-files.
well, my point was that I believe that most employers would expect the word file as opposed to a pdf and would certainly have word installed to be able to open/read it.


don't know, just guessing.

robert

Re: RE:resume

Posted: Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:16 am
by Holger
I think in office environment at least the same number are able to open PDF-files.
PDF-files are hiding the "Word-acrobats" missing formatting skills. :lol: