So this “cover letter” has been making the rounds. You may have seen it here.
Pretty awesome, right? But, with only a little sleuthing, your cool-as-heck cover letter writer is nothing more than a boss pranking his HR department “as a goof.”
The CEO of the New York City start-up company Aviary was watching a little too much Chelsea Lately when he decided to prank human resources with a fake application for community manager, according to Funnyman24 who posted the fake resume on reddit.com on Aug. 27, 2010.
So not only is it a joke, but it’s an old joke.
The résumé, which lists “organizing shit” and “I am good for office morale: When someone cries I am all sympathetic and shit” as skills, has been re-posted all over the Internet. According to response comment posted by Funnyman24, the CEO admitted to the prank when a woman in the company said she would call the police if the man showed up and basically had a cow.
One of the comments on reddit.com accused the post of being a “crypto-ad” for aviary.com.
We don’t care if it is, it’s hilarious.