Nicolas Cage and the birth of the resumeme

Call it a resumeme.

Vanessa Hodja’s attempt to win herself an administrative assistant position took a turn for the OMG when the 20-year-old York University student accidentally attached a photo of actor Nicolas Cage to her email in lieu of a résumé.

What should have been a standard PDF somehow turned into a deranged photo of the Face/Off and Con Air actor staring straight ahead with a jagged set of pearly white teeth.

Hodja posted a screenshot of the email to her Tumblr immediately after realizing the mistake.

“I accidentally sent my potential future boss a picture of Nic Cage rather than my cover letter + resume which was a zip file titled with a bunch of numbers like the JPG I accidentally attached oh my god.”

It’s worth mentioning that Hodja’s “Ask” button on her Tumblr page reads “The answer is Nicolas Cage” and her “About” page contains a message from friend Gabriela Varas that reads “Shut up Nicolas Cage.”

Such allegiance to the Web’s most beloved star may not be enough to earn a stuffy paycheck as an administrative assistant in the great land of Canada, but it’s surely enough to land a job on the Internet. Can someone hire this woman?

Photo via YouTube

Chase Hoffberger

Chase Hoffberger

Chase Hoffberger reported on YouTube, web culture, and crime for the Daily Dot until 2013, when he joined the Austin Chronicle. Until late 2018, he served as that paper’s news editor and reported on criminal justice and politics.