Company Immediately Calls Job Applicant Upon Seeing ‘B.A. In Communications’ On Résumé, reports The Onion in a rather cruel satire.
SEATTLE—Calling his résumé “exceptional” and “like nothing we’ve ever seen,” the human resources department at local public relations firm Brink & Tiller called 22-year-old job applicant Corey Wilhelm immediately after noticing he had a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications, sources confirmed Wednesday.
Wilhelm’s résumé, which was e-mailed to the firm in regards to an entry-level job opening, was reportedly forwarded to the highest levels of the company, after which executives scrambled to contact the 2012 University of Washington graduate and offer him the position.
HR director Robert Bradshaw also was impressed by Wilhelm’s 3.2 grade point average. “We must hire this person immediately.”
Sources later confirmed that Brink & Tiller had already presented Wilhelm with an initial offer of $275,000 per year. However, the recent college graduate reportedly made a counter offer of $350,000 plus a $50,000 signing bonus, which company management has said it will excitedly accept.
“When you’re dealing with somebody like Corey—somebody with a B.A. in Communications—you have to remember that this is the type of guy who goes out there and takes what he wants,” said Vince Tiller, the firm’s co-founder.