Using Jokes for Candidate Subject Lines

As seen on Facebook recently.

I got a response to an INMAIL of all things by using a Monty Python reference. I didn’t even expect the guy (sr. eng leader) to be open to moving let alone respond to an inmail with the subject line asking about the air/speed velocity of coconut laden swallows. In my defense he started it (and was hilarious). -A. Miller

Or how about a song title?

I was initially turned down when applying to my current role since I was remote. I then found out that the recruiting mgr played in a tribute band for flock of seagulls. My subject line on an email to her was “I ran, so far away” (one of their songs) and my opening line was “I knew you’d open this email because…”. Got the job because of that email! -S. Kwait

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