Dell – 2008

Some company’s career websites are practically impenetrable. I applied for a position at Dell, and the first thing I had to do was fill out a profile. I got an attachment back in email, which was an HTML FILE. Inside was this lovely page in the body of the page:

Sir or Madam:

We have received the profile you submitted to our company. We thank you for your interest and would like to advise you that you may now be informed by email of job openings that match your profile and fields of interest. You can also consult our current job opportunities and easily apply online through our corporate Web site.

If you would like to review your candidate file, click here.

If your profile corresponds to our requirements, a member of our HR Department will contact you soon.

Again, we thank you for your interest in Dell.

Best regards,
Talent Acquisition


Replies to this message are undeliverable and will not reach the Talent Acquisition Department. Please do not reply.


Yep. That is a GIF of text. And it’s still online 11 years later! I also got a very similar page in the mail as an acknowledgement of applying to a job.

How do they expect quality people to put up with their crummy websites anyway?


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