unusual resume qualifications

Discussion in 'Off The Beaten Track' started by Artemis@BC, Jul 12, 2012.

  1. Artemis@BC

    Artemis@BC Well-Known Member

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  2. jl22aries

    jl22aries Active Member

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    ^Awesome :D

    I am hiring at the moment and having just read through dozens and dozens of job applications, I can add a personal no no to the list: do not spend the first paragraph of your cover letter telling me about my own organization in a thinly paraphrased reworking of the company website mission statement. Get's a big "oh honey, don't" from me.

    I do, however, enjoy a brief one line of "Interests" at the end of the resume.

    And under Skills and Assets: be specific, as a general "I am organized and self led" doesn't say much.

    Obviously, these are my personal quibbles.
     
  3. GarrAarghHrumph

    GarrAarghHrumph I can kill you with my brain

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    I have three resumes that were submitted to me for jobs, which shall live in infamy. The first was for an engineering position, and the guy put little emoticons/icons next to each line on the resume, in an attempt to build upon what he'd written. So, for example, next to his phone number was a pic of a phone, next to his first job was a pic of, erm... a dragon. Strange guy. Did not interview, obviously.

    The second was a resume submitted for an admin job. On pink paper, with hearts on it, and scented. Did not interview, obviously.

    Third's cover letter - the second paragraph began, "Although I am presently incarcerated..." He was trying to get us to send him work into the prison, he'd work from there. Unfortunately, that was not possible.
     
  4. genegri

    genegri Active Member

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    My favorite is number 7. :rofl:

    7. Candidate claimed to be able to speak "Antartican" when applying for a job to work in Antarctica. Little do they know that's not a language; most penguins speak French.

    DH and I are taking a cruise to Antarctica this coming Christmas. We better brush up our Antarctican. :D