When did you “pass out”?

Of late, we’ve been getting a huge number of mails from freshers/final year students looking for jobs. Though we are not in a recruiting mode now, we encourage people to send their résumés. But, most of them fail to make even a basic impression with the covering letters they send.

Take a look at one such:

Dear sir/madem,
Im ***********, persuing final year MCA in ********** (VTU affilated)
I will passout in 2009.
I here by request u that give an opportunity to work in ur company.
Plz Inform any openings.
I attached my resume here.

Thank you,

This person has studied throughout in urban schools and is from an urban background and even his academic credentials look good. But it is pretty obvious, he cannot communicate properly.

To be honest, my prior experience tells me that lack of communication/language skills, doesn’t really stop people from being innovative or hardworking. But the initial impression doesn’t allow these persons to get a chance in most cases.

I sincerely believe, switching the communication mode to the language in which they are most comfortable with – ಕನ್ನಡ, for example – might make a difference.

How do we test/do a study? Anybody interested?