UK Phone Firm Seeks 160-Word Resumes

Text messages force 'sassy' applicants to get to the point
By Wesley Oliver,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 5, 2009 3:50 PM CDT
A firm specializing in mobile phone services wants applicants for its marketing job to apply by text.   (Shutter Stock)
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(Newser) – A British firm is asking job candidates to apply for its marketing job by text message, BBC reports. With a 160-character word limit, mobile phone services company Teimlo hopes to separate those who “just want any job” from applicants who are “sassy” and “good with words,” says founder Phil Terrett. If they advance, applicants will next be asked to submit a “funky CV.”