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post #31 of 41
Random story: A few years ago I interviewed a kid on campus who had something like "Online poker player with six figures in career winnings." Found out during the interview that I actually knew him by his Full Tilt handle, and pulled hard to get him hired.

He quit after 3 months when he had the revelation the playing poker part time beats 80 hour weeks an an excel jockey, but that's beside the point..
post #32 of 41
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Originally Posted by Pennglock View Post

Random story: A few years ago I interviewed a kid on campus who had something like "Online poker player with six figures in career winnings." Found out during the interview that I actually knew him by his Full Tilt handle, and pulled hard to get him hired.
He quit after 3 months when he had the revelation the playing poker part time beats 80 hour weeks an an excel jockey, but that's beside the point..

See...him quitting after 3 months would have been the *first* thing that popped into my head upon reading that
post #33 of 41
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But tell me you ran a marathon? Whoop-de-do. So have I and everybody's nanna. It's lame and I feel the same way about the boxing thing- I belonged to a boxing gym in college and boxed on and off for years. The woman who threw it on her resume that I saw recently struck me as wanting to make a very transparent attempt to seem tough or aggressive and I was not impressed..

I agree - marathoning isn't all that impressive anymore, but a sub-3 marathon probably would impress me since that takes serious dedication. But then I would have to tell them that my job doesn't allow enough time to train for stuff like that.
post #34 of 41
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Originally Posted by suited View Post

Tough Mudder, seriously? Why not throw your bench press on there why you're at it. A resume is not a fucking list of your weekend activities, it's a relevant summary of your professional career.

+infinity

You have no idea who will be interviewing you, and what you think is impressive on a resume might be a joke to your interviewer. If you aren't prepared to speak in depth about something on your resume with someone who knows a ton more about it than you do, then do not put it on your resume.
post #35 of 41
Thread Starter 
lol I can't believe this thread is still going. I was hoping it would die because of how dumb it is and the dumb shit I posted in it. I have a habit of saying stupid stuff without thinking. Don't worry, I didn't put Tough Mudder on my resume lol.

Currently redoing my resume right now and it's pretty solid. Trying to change my work experience bulletins into more specific accomplishments than general "worked as a team and with clients to meet tight deadlines" kind of crap. So I think it'll be a lot better than it used to be, at least.

I'm also finding out that networking is more important than my resume, and found out that family/friends know some pretty high-up people in the industry I'm trying to move into, who are helping me out a ton. The resume's only a small part of getting the interview so I'm not as concerned about it anymore.
post #36 of 41
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Originally Posted by Khayembii Communique View Post

I'm also finding out that networking is more important than my resume, and found out that family/friends know some pretty high-up people in the industry I'm trying to move into, who are helping me out a ton. The resume's only a small part of getting the interview so I'm not as concerned about it anymore.

Nepotism FTW.
post #37 of 41
The moral of this thread: no matter what you put (or don't put) on your resume, someone is either going to like it or not like. All people (interviewers and hiring personnel included) are different and there is no cookie-cutter formula that is going to impress (or turn off) everyone. One set of people might be interested in what you put under "interests" and another set of people might find it "borderline annoying."

I have had things on my resume in the past that would turn people like CTGuy off but that have become conversation starters during interviews that have helped me land the job. Bottom line is, I wouldn't want to work for a guy that's offended by the fact that I have boxing on my resume anyway. The guy that reads "boxing" on there and then proceeds to discuss the topic with me for 10 minutes because that's one of his interests as well - that's the guy I want to work for (figuratively of course, in reality I don't want to work for anyone).
post #38 of 41
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Originally Posted by odoreater View Post

The moral of this thread: no matter what you put (or don't put) on your resume, someone is either going to like it or not like. All people (interviewers and hiring personnel included) are different and there is no cookie-cutter formula that is going to impress (or turn off) everyone. One set of people might be interested in what you put under "interests" and another set of people might find it "borderline annoying."
I have had things on my resume in the past that would turn people like CTGuy off but that have become conversation starters during interviews that have helped me land the job. Bottom line is, I wouldn't want to work for a guy that's offended by the fact that I have boxing on my resume anyway. The guy that reads "boxing" on there and then proceeds to discuss the topic with me for 10 minutes because that's one of his interests as well - that's the guy I want to work for (figuratively of course, in reality I don't want to work for anyone).

+1


the job I have now, I had "lapsed gym rat" on my resume.
post #39 of 41
When I was 13 I masterbated so much that my dick had a sore spot on it. Should I put this on my resume guys?
post #40 of 41
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When I was 13 I masterbated so much that my dick had a sore spot on it. Should I put this on my resume guys?

Only if you did it with a bunch of other guys in a circle jerk - shows teamwork.
post #41 of 41
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Only if you did it with a bunch of other guys in a circle jerk - shows teamwork.

Shit. For the most part I did it solo. I'll never be able to get a corner office now.
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