A job application is cringe-y thing. It is not something you want your boss seeing. It is not something you want the world seeing.
But one photo editor for agency Associated Press sent hers out to the entire world, by accidentally pasting it into a photo caption sent out on the wire.
Karly Domb Sadof, an experienced photo editor and photographer, appears to have mistakenly added the application for a job as Photo Essay editor at Buzzfeed to a caption she was writing about an art installation.
According to Gawker, the caption momentarily read:
Lauren Sherrick of Davenport, Iowa, helps paint a compass on the Mason City, Iowa, Municipal Airport ramp on Sunday, May 18, 2014. Instead of starting this cover letter by listing the top ten reasons why I am the perfect candidate to be Buzzfeed's photo essay editor, or creating a quiz about what type of job applicant, I, Karly Domb Sadof, am (because I imagine you have just finished reading half a dozen cover letters in those formats) I will say I am applying for Buzzfeed's photo essay editor position because I want to do to photojournalism what the Quiz and "listicle" have done to Lifestyle journalism. (AP Photo/The Globe Gazette, Arian Schuessler)
The AP wire is sent out to more than 1,700 newspapers and 5,000 television and radio broadcasters, serving at least 120 countries.
The caption was corrected swiftly but is still visible on some automated sites.
The new caption says: “CORRECTS TO REMOVE UNNEEDED INFORMATION.”
Embarrassing? Or just a really, really great way to stand-out to a potential employer?