PR Week has devoted many a column inch to PR companies bemoaning
the difficulty in recruiting high calibre graduates, drawing particular
attention to the less than literate application letters dropping into
However, it appears the employers themselves do not always demonstrate
the mastery of English they expect from prospective candidates.
Mike Newton, an Oxford graduate, applied for a position with Pierre
Braude Associates and was surprised to find his rejection letter began
with the following statement: ’I enjoyed meeting you on xxxx when you
visited us for an interview here at PBA’.
We can only assume that with the millennium approaching, PBA have
adopted an esoteric system of time and date measurement. Newton has
since found employment as a graduate trainee account executive with