Firm Tells Applicants To Apply For Job Using SMS

Teimlo, a mobile phone company specialised in mobile content, wants prospective candidates for a marketing job to use their mobile phone texting feature to send their job application.

The founder and chief executive of the company, Phil Terrett said: “As the job will be working with mobile content, I thought why not get people to apply in the medium that they will be working in."

Applicants can forget about crafting a nice covering letter as they will get only 160 character to explain - and convince the boss - why they, rather than someone else, should get the job.

"If their text says: "Dear sir, I would like to apply for the position of..." they are going to run out of space. They have to be a lot more savvy to fit something in that's going to make a genuine impression."

The position which is opened until September has already been advertised on Twitter and in a number of trade magazines. The successful candidate may have to relocate to Cardiff if successful. The company expects to receive several hundreds text before the deadline.

and join more than 1650 other followers.

Our Comments

Innovative way to sift out the good candidates from the bad ones. At least the company plans to shortlist candidates and ask them to send a proper CV before calling in the last batch of selected candidates for a formal interview at the firm.

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