How to Become My Assistant (or Not)
First of all, the email isn't even to me. I'm BCC'd on it. Strike One! Mike mentions they are a graduate of a Canadian art school, but doesn't tell me if he still lives there or in Portland. Strike Two! He also attaches a resume which really is
pointless unnecessary as far hiring an assistant goes. I would have like to seen referrals. Strike Three! I don't respond to Mike's inquiry.
On the other hand, here's a great example of what you should do to get my attention: