"No. You'll take the standard copy of my resume everyone else gets. You'll take it, and you'll like it goddamnit.  If you want me to waste my time doing anything more than that, then you're going to have to waste yours too."

A hiring manager caught some unexpected grief by posting application submittal requirements potential candidates found onerous.   Take a look and see if you agree.   Keep in mind this was for a sysadmin (IT system administrator) position.

Here's what the manager wanted from each IT applicant:

Application Requirements:

  • Reply with your Resume and cover letter in MS Word or .pdf format
  • Put "Job Title: Application of [Your Name]" in the subject line of the email
  • In your cover letter, please indicate when you are available to begin work, summarize your most relevant work experience, and include a brief answer to the following questions:
  • Briefly describe your troubleshooting procedure.
  • Briefly describe your career goals, and how this position fits into them.

Read the post on reddit to catch the full onslaught.