A SCOTS woman has been labelled “a supervillain level genius” after posting a fake job advertisement on Gumtree to get inspiration for her own job cover letters.
After struggling with writing a cover letter when she was younger, Nisa Tee from Glasgow created a false advert on Gumtree in order to find “the best cover letter”.
Nisa, who is now 25, decided to share the idea on Twitter yesterday.
In her post, she said: “When I was 19 I had to apply for a job and couldn’t be arsed writing a cover letter.
“So I made a fake job ad for the job I was applying for on gumtree and like 200 people applied and I picked the best cover letter as my own.”
Nisa, who is an influencer, shared an image of her inbox from 2014 after she posted the ad for a Barista/Waitress in Glasgow.
Out of the small screenshot, six people can be seen applying for the position and had sent Nisa emails with their CV’s.
She then picked the best one and rephrased it to suit her before removing the advertisement.
Since Nisa shared her antics on Twitter, her tweet has received lots of attention with over 170,000 likes and hundreds of replies.
@Daniel_batash said: “Can’t believe I’ve wasted so much of my life writing cover letters. This is f***** genius.”
@jay_deandre7 posted: “This is actually genius. Like, supervillain level genius.”
@StoneWildin commented: “Think smart, not hard….Wow. That’s so f***** smart. Holy s*.”
Speaking today, Nisa said: “I wasn’t getting anywhere with my job search.
“I was skint and needed money and everyone was always like your cover letter is the most important part of your application and mine were basic as f***.
“So I just decided to create a job ad for a job I was looking for a barista.
“At the time there were loads of them so I could read other peoples and see where I was going wrong lol so I made my ad and forgot about it then my emails were exploding.
“I was like omg haha so then I read through them all and rephrased my fave one.
“Then I just used it as my own for a barista role and got the job LOL so it was a win win.”