How not to write a resume

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Shamelessly lifted from one of my fora, where I just cracked up reading it.

Resume Cover Letters:  These were taken from real Resumes and Cover Letters, and were printed in Fortune Magazine:

1. “I have lurnt Word Perfect 6.0 computor and spreadsheet pogroms.”
2. “Am a perfectionist and rarely if if ever forget details.”
3. “Received a plague for Salesperson of the Year.”
4. “Wholly responsible for two (2) failed financial institutions.”
5. “Reason for leaving last job: maturity leave.”
6. “Failed bar exam with relatively high grades.”
7. “It’s best for employers that I not work with people.”
8. “Let’s meet, so you can ‘ooh’ and ‘aah’ over my experience.”
9. “I was working for my mom until she decided to move.”
10. “Marital status: single. Unmarried. Unengaged. Uninvolved. No commitments.”
11. “I have an excellent track record, although I am not a horse.”
12. “I am loyal to my employer at all costs… Please feel free to respond to my resume on my office voice mail.”
13. “My goal is to be a meteorologist. But since I possess no training in Meteorology, I suppose I should try stock brokerage.”
14. “I procrastinate, especially when the task is unpleasant.”
15. “Personal interests: donating blood. Fourteen gallons so far.”
16. “Instrumental in ruining entire operation for a Midwest chainstore.”
17. “Note: Please don’t misconstrue my 14 jobs as ‘job-hopping’. I have never quit a job.”
18. “Marital status: often. Children: various.”
19. “The company made me a scapegoat, just like my three previous employers.”
20. “Finished eighth in class of ten.”
21. “References: none. I’ve left a path of destruction behind me.”

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About turtlemom3

Early 70’s Orthodox Christian, wife, mother, grandmother, nurse with PhD, disabled. Have wonderful service dog - Warrior! Married to the Ol’ Curmudgeon - and I’m pretty doggone happy about that! Interests: Orthodox Christianity; reading; service dogs; computers, woodworking Greatest Life Experiences: Converting to Orthodoxy, Caving in Idaho, Attending Russian Orthodox Choir Conference (Oh! that music!). Favorite Things Back in High School: Reading; classical music - nerdy things. Favorite Things Back in College: Reading; classical music - nerdy things Favorite Things to do Now: Reading; classical music, computer stuff, surfing the internet - nerdy things - no real change! Favorite TV Programs: Anything about Sci-fi or forensics - or both? Favorite Movies: The Chosen; Ostrov; 84 Charing Cross Rd; Air Force One; Becket; Indiana Jones; Star Wars; Favorite Music: Russian Orthodox (Christian) chant; Bach; Mozart's Magic Flute Favorite Quote: The body is a slave, the soul a sovereign, and therefore it is due to Divine mercy when the body is worn out by illness: for thereby the passions are weakened, and a man comes to himself; indeed, bodily illness itself is sometimes caused by the passions.”~*~ St. Seraphim of Sarov, Spiritual Instructions Favorite Authors: Robert Heinlein; Mercedes Lackey; Anne MacCaffrey, Fr. Steven Ritter, Sarah Elizabeth Cowrie, St. Nikolai Velimirovic - among many others

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