Feeling awful: A friend spoke of me to a recruiter, who hired me instead of her

posted 5 months ago in Career
Post # 16
577 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

She screwed her own self by admitting to copying your resume. So naturally, they hired a person with authentic work ethic.

Maybe this will be her lesson to be more professional and keep some things to herself.

Post # 17
2826 posts
Sugar bee

happiekrappie :  this isn’t your fault. it’s not like you burst through the window during her interview just to interject “well, actually mr. HR person, ‘tis I who formatted that resume”

PAH! hahha the visual of this cracked me up for a solid few minutes. 


OP, the other posters are right, she should never have mentioned how she got her resume. It automatially makes you look like you’re the resourceful, prepared one that she goes to for career advice – which automatically makes her look like your inferior. 

The fact that the recruiter knew her and not you isn’t necessarily an insult either. If he knew both of you it would be because he’d be judging both of your real performances. But right now he only knows her, and she essentially implied that you were superior to her so he’s going off of that. 

Don’t feel bad bee, this isn’t on you at all.  

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