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Sell Yourself!

The history of the most baffling element of the employment dance - The Cover Letter. (The Atlantic)
posted by The Whelk on Sep 11, 2013 - 132 comments

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Philippe Dubost's Resume
posted by cjorgensen on Jan 24, 2013 - 31 comments

Wear your resume and see what happens.

Here's the nice story of Google employee #13. [more inside]
posted by skepticallypleased on Jan 10, 2011 - 57 comments

I can fling small stones almost resembling a storm

"I have kinds of mortars; most convenient and easy to carry; and with these I can fling small stones almost resembling a storm; and with the smoke of these cause great terror to the enemy, to his great detriment and confusion. [...] I have means by secret and tortuous mines and ways, made without noise, to reach a designated spot, even if it were needed to pass under a trench or a river. I will make covered chariots, safe and unattackable, which, entering among the enemy with their artillery, there is no body of men so great but they would break them. And behind these, infantry could follow quite unhurt and without any hindrance."
Leonardo da Vinci's cocky, violent resume
posted by not_the_water on May 18, 2010 - 27 comments

Let's get this thing goin' before cats start dyin'.

Yo. This is Ray. He's representing P-Town. Videoing from the road. He needs to get a job, dog.
posted by miss lynnster on Jun 5, 2009 - 25 comments

Almost Homeless

Ex-Director of Operations of Sababa Toys Paul Nawrocki lost his job after the parent company filed for bankruptcy. Posting, faxing, and emailing thousand of copies of his resumes (including through LinkedIn) did not get him anywhere, so he's resorted to standing at a Manhattan street corner wearing a sandwich board saying "Almost Homeless". Business blogger Barry Ritholtz blogged about Nawrocki, which led to a Businessweek interview describing his difficulty affording his wife's medical needs or even the cost of relocation. He's been noticed by an executive recruiting firm, and a job-hunting website was made in his honour. Will his Depression-era tactic bring him luck in this recession? (Via MetaChat)
posted by divabat on Dec 7, 2008 - 59 comments

Career Objective: Fail

Lists of resume blunders. “I am a wedge with a sponge taped to it. My purpose is to wedge myself into someone’s door to absorb as much as possible.”
posted by KevinSkomsvold on Jun 2, 2008 - 77 comments

You call THAT a resumé?

It's just a resumé for a 27 year old, who is still working on his Masters degree. He's written a little software. You may have heard of him (but you might have not). He posted the very first (18 sec.) video to YouTube. He makes the Bangladeshi people proud (a comment there provides some backstory). About a week after YouTube's sale to Google, ($1.6B) he provided some insights on how YouTube went from concept to hyper-growth in a presentation to his Alma Mater. His name is Jawed Karim.
posted by spock on Jan 30, 2007 - 27 comments

Impossible is the Opposite of Possible

"I'm a Gemini, and my favorite food is pizza." Michael Cera (of Arrested Development) submits his resume, Aleksey Vayner-style [previously]. A short film by Nicholas Jasenovec from McSweeney's Presents: The World, Explained.
posted by dhammond on Jan 5, 2007 - 23 comments

ResumeWiki: Pad your resume with strangers on the Internet

ResumeWiki is a community edited resume centre. You post your profile (goals, etc) and assume the community of peers will give you comments and possible edits. Their ResumeWriting section has some interesting links, and could be the place to stay up caught up on HR snobbery.
posted by McGuillicuddy on Jan 11, 2005 - 2 comments

The resumé of George W. Bush

The resumé of George W. Bush, a carefully annotated curriculum vitae for the incumbent U.S. president, with a foreword and an ongoing errata section to keep it honest.
posted by zadcat on Oct 7, 2004 - 37 comments

Justin's Relationship Resume

Justin's Relationship Resume is a very practical approach to surveying ones past, and is an interesting read. What level of relationship are you qualified for? [via dangerousmonkey.com]
posted by th3ph17 on Jan 15, 2001 - 4 comments

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