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We found this cover letter online, and while we’re not sure if it’s legitimate or a hoax, we must admit it’s worth a look.

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The letter reads: “I refer to the recent death of the technical manager at your company and hereby apply for the replacement of the deceased manager.

“Each time I apply for a job, I get a reply that there is no vacancy but in this case I have caught you red-handed and you have no excuse because I even attended the funeral to be sure that he was truly dead and buried before applying.

“Attached to my letter is a copy of my C.V. and his death certificate.”

So what do you think? If this appeared in your inbox, would you offer him an interview?

For the 5th consecutive year, HR Distinction awards will again honour the very best in the HR industry. Winning is both an affirmation of the exceptional quality of your work in the industry and among peers. Submit your entries now!
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