27-year-old Jacques Paul was living an absolute nightmare when he realized that he didn't attach his carefully edited resume to his dream job, but the results of an STD test instead.

“I’d just got my PDF of my STD results downloaded, and I was all negative, thankfully,” Paul, from the London borough of Haringey, explained to SWNS.

After getting the good news, he decided to apply to his dream job. Whether it was a labeling issue, or a misclick that led to the next problem, it was't good.

“Then I accidentally attached it to the job application and sent it in,” he said.


Paul shared his story to TikTok, where it was instantly viral with over 1.2 million views.

“I was applying for this job while listening to music, checking the news, I was looking at COVID rates and doing something else on the side,” he told SWNS. “I was multitasking.”

After he confidently hit send on the job application, he went to double-check that it went through.

“You get an email confirmation of your application, and it said to log in to see the status, which I did. I wanted to make sure everything was OK,” said Paul. “Then I saw the PDF of the STD results and freaked out.”

Paul couldn't believe what he was looking at.

“I put a lot of thought and time into applying for this. You have to make sure your CV is adjusted,” he groaned. “You write the cover letter, I proofread everything then f – – ked up at the end by uploading the wrong thing.”

There wasn't anything he could do to fix his mistake.

“I couldn’t change the application and the only email that was [on the website] was IT support. I wasn’t going to make it a bigger deal than it already was,” Paul recalled. “I freaked out and just waited hoping there was a very nice, sensible human on the other side seeing it and knowing it was an honest mistake, and they’d reach out for the actual cover letter.”

About 72 hours after he sent in the application, he received a notification that said he wasn't continuing in the application process, much to nobody's surprise.

“A lot of people are saying they work in HR, and it shows that you care about others, whereas others are saying, ‘This is great because it makes me less anxious about a spelling mistake,’" Paul told the outlet.

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