Re: Resumes with a sense of humour

Subject: Re: Resumes with a sense of humour
From: k k <turnleftatnowhere -at- yahoo -dot- com>
To: TECHWR-L <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 24 Feb 2004 22:56:07 -0800 (PST)

Humor in a resume depends on the situation. If you're
applying for a clown job, load it on. But companies
probably don't want comedians in the planning section.
And you can't know how a humorous resume will be
received by the people who read it. Sense of humor is
so indvidual, there are just too many tripwires you
could accidentally kick.

For serious job hunting, I would say forget the humor,
but try to put in a touch of humanity. It probably
helps to insert something that draws a *little*
attention to your individuality. Something that makes
you seem more like a person and not just a
self-propelled skill set. Like someone's line about
including parrot raising in his resume. That gives the
resume reader a memory hook and helps him remember
that resume better than he remembers others. It also
gives the reader a nudge to drop out of machine mode
and give you a little more human consideration.

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