"The base salary depends on experience and skill set; potential bonus depends on individual and firm performance. Please send cover letter, resume, and salary requirements (absolute must â no requirements = no consideration)." ------------- here is my reply January 20, 2010 Human Resources, I would like to express my interest in the Analyst position posted on the craigslist job board. Please accept this letter and attached resume as evidence of my full commitment as a qualified and outstanding candidate for your consideration. I have a modest salary requirement of 30K/year. I would hope that my candidacy not be dismissed on the basis of this salary requirement. I am very sophisticated, well traveled and highly educated. Apparently if I require anymore, I am under qualified. If I state the truth that I have little to no expenses and depending on the circumstances I would be willing to work as an intern with no salary; hiring managers assume I am white trash. Its a lose-lose situation. .... I look forward to further discussing my qualifications and demonstrating how I will be the perfect fit for your company. I am very excited about this opportunity and I look forward to speaking with someone from your firm shortly. Thanks... think ill get a call back?