UncategorizedMarch 24, 2009 at 12:26 pm

Resume Fail: From The Depths Of A Huntsman Computer

We love logging into public computers and finding other people’s assignments, resumes, cover letters and assorted miscellany. Because it’s internship-hunting season on campus, we decided to do a round-up of the best and worst job materials we recently came across on one anonymous Huntsman computer. Apart from removing identifying information, the examples below appear just as they did in the original documents.

Lame:
“Graduated as Valedictorian; SAT Scores: Math 770, Verbal 680, Writing 770″
Get over it, you’re in college now.

“Cumulative GPA: 2.86″
Eek, don’t reveal that information unless you have to.

“Babysitting, Caregiver, 2003-Present
- Cared for children ages 5 to 14
- Managed their activities
- Entrusted to watch children and residences overnight”
It’s fine to put babysitting on your resume, but don’t elaborate as if you were managing a Fortune 500 business.

Baffling:
“Interests: golfing, art, teddy bear making, horseback riding”
Teddy bear making…like going to Build-A-Bear and “making” bears? Are we allowed to put toys on our resume now? Because we have quite the beanie baby collection.

Jealousy-inspiring:
“Cumulative GPA as of January 2009: 4.00″
Good luck maintaining that.

Did you come across a juicy resume lately?  Send it to us!

5 People have left comments on this post


By Michael Gold on March 24, 2009 at 12:26 pm

I refuse to believe someone from Huntsman actually put “teddy bear making on their resume.” Where are you applying, FAO Schwartz?

By Lauren Lipsay, Associate Editor on March 24, 2009 at 12:26 pm

Sort of like http://www.34st.com/content/2008/oct/screenshots, but REAL. Props, Heather.

By Kerry Golds on March 24, 2009 at 12:26 pm

Love this.

By Penny on March 24, 2009 at 12:26 pm

Wow. Great article. You guys at UTB know how to do investigative journalism.

By UTB Editor on March 24, 2009 at 12:26 pm

Penny, I can’t decide if you’re mocking me or not, but thanks.

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