Jane was a hard-working reporter with long blond hair. She had made a name for herself with her hard-hitting stories, but she was getting tired of hearing jokes about how dumb blondes were. So one day she decided to show her co-workers how smart she was by getting a better-paying job elsewhere. When she got home that night, she e-mailed more than a dozen cover letters to prospective employers, taking care to attach her resume as a Word file.
A week went by and no one contacted her. After the second week, she was starting to get worried, but at the start of the third week, she received an e-mail from the human resources director at an area magazine.
"I just wanted to let you know that I received your cover letter," the H.R. director wrote. "I tried the recipe for roast chicken that you attached, and thought it was delicious. Do you have any other recipes you can send?"