Mistakes, Gimmicks Inevitable in Online Interviews

Hewlett Packard tells The Wall Street Journal that there have been some blunders in its online recruiting. A male interviewee attended an online job fair as a brunette female avatar named Dragon Ritt. Then he handed the recruiter a beer instead of his resume.

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Well, if online recruiting presents some problems for employers, it can be even worse for the interviewees. Our last word in business today is virtual mistakes.

Hewlett-Packard tells the Wall Street Journal that there have been some blunders in its online recruiting efforts, like one male interviewee who attended an online job fair as a brunette female avatar named Dragon Ritt. He tried to reach into his virtual inventory and hand the recruiter his resume; instead, he handed her a beer. Apparently these two things are more easily confused than the realm of Second Life.

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