10 Mortifying Job Mistakes that Went Viral

Don't: Send prospective employers Nic Cage's face instead of your resume. Recently, university student Vanessa Hodja accidentally attached the wrong file on her desktop (Cage's "terrifying" face) ... more 
Don't: Send prospective employers Nic Cage's face instead of your resume. Recently, university student Vanessa Hodja accidentally attached the wrong file on her desktop (Cage's "terrifying" face) instead of her own qualifications because the file names were numbered rather than titled by name. She lost out on the job and scared her potential employer, but the budding blogger who wrote about the incident did get two offers and a slew of new Tumblr followers after her poorly proofed email went viral. Do: Name your files clearly, keep your resume and work files in a special folder, and email yourself a copy before you send it out to employers. less 
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Tue, Jul 17, 2012 3:50 PM EDT
Remember the good old days when resumes were postmarked and resignation letters were handed over in person? Technology has sped up the way we land, keep and lose our jobs but it's also given birth to some wildly famous cautionary tales. For what not to do in work's 2.0 era, take a lesson from the world's biggest job fails. -- By Piper Weiss, Shine staff