RE: OT: Having fun with your resume - good idea/bad idea

Subject: RE: OT: Having fun with your resume - good idea/bad idea
From: "Cardimon, Craig" <ccardimon -at- M-S-G -dot- com>
To: 'Suzette Leeming' <suzette -dot- leeming -at- gmail -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 4 Sep 2012 16:54:14 +0000

I was told by a long-ago coworker that my humor is as dry as old bones and not everyone is going to "get" it.

She was totally correct.

From: Suzette Leeming [mailto:suzette -dot- leeming -at- gmail -dot- com]
Sent: Tuesday, September 04, 2012 12:56 PM
To: Cardimon, Craig
Cc: Chantel Brathwaite; yehoshua paul; tech2wr-l
Subject: Re: OT: Having fun with your resume - good idea/bad idea

I can say the same - it's seldom that people "get" my sense of humour. I wonder it this is a trait many in our profession share?

Suzette Leeming
On Tue, Sep 4, 2012 at 12:46 PM, Cardimon, Craig <ccardimon -at- m-s-g -dot- com<mailto:ccardimon -at- m-s-g -dot- com>> wrote:
I'm with Chantel here.

When I'm trying to be funny, or I think I am being hilarious, that's when people tend to stare at me in a serious manner.

OTOH, when I'm being serious, people tend to start laughing and tell me I'm hilarious.

Like beauty, humor is in eye of the beholder. And like beauty, humor must be handled care.

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From: techwr-l-bounces+ccardimon=m-s-g -dot- com -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com<mailto:m-s-g -dot- com -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com> [mailto:techwr-l-bounces+ccardimon<mailto:techwr-l-bounces%2Bccardimon>=m-s-g -dot- com -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com<mailto:m-s-g -dot- com -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>] On Behalf Of Chantel Brathwaite
Sent: Tuesday, September 04, 2012 12:42 PM
To: yehoshua paul
Cc: tech2wr-l
Subject: Re: OT: Having fun with your resume - good idea/bad idea

I'm not in the market, but if I were, I'd opt for a traditional resume and point to a web page that has a mix of serious projects and anything that could be construed as being funny. If I used humor, I'd probably do something that would be very mild, very middle of the road - and I'd use it sparingly. I'd probably make it integral to the sample that I'm trying to show so that even if a person didn't like my sense of humor, they'd be interested in what I can do (hopefully).

Now, if I were truly funny and every time I opened my mouth people laughed, I'd play to my strengths and use more humor. But I'm not. If I make people laugh, it is usually unintentional.

Chantel
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On Sun, Sep 2, 2012 at 4:33 AM, yehoshua paul <ysp10182 -at- gmail -dot- com<mailto:ysp10182 -at- gmail -dot- com>> wrote:

> Good morning Whirlers,
> Has anyone here ever been stressed out about their resume? Spent hours
> reviewing and polishing the spelling, grammar, layout - and content?
> Just wished they could relax and have some fun with it?
>
> I recently wrote an article for the JobMob annual guest blogging
> contest on
> 5 different ways to having fun with your resume. I'll explain more
> about the contest, and add a link at the bottom.
>
> It's a pretty funny article, which I thought people would enjoy
> reading on a Sunday morning, but I would also like to start a serious
> discussion on this topic.
> I have heard from more than one person (including the CEO of a
> technical writing agency, which I link to in the article) that they
> expect potential candidates to stand out. Supplementing a resume with
> something like video, or even Star Wars crawl is one way to do so, and
> an almost guaranteed way to land an interview and then a job. I have
> heard from probably more people that any candidate who did something
> like that would be treated as a joke, and his resume would quickly
> find its way to the waste bin. Personally, I think the answer depends
> on the country, industry, company, hiring manager, and what was sent
> in - all of which require research (that you are supposed to do before applying anyway).
>
> I'd like to hear from the group both those who have applied for
> technical writing positions and those who have had to hire technical
> writers what do they think about supplementing a resume with something humorous/creative.
> Would it work? would it not work? Let me and the group know.
>
> This article is part of a contest. The winning article will be the one
> which is most read, with additional prizes going to most Facebook
> likes, most tweets, most +1s, and most e-mailed.
> During the next 5 days, I need to get as many people as possible to
> read my article. I was debating whether to post on the group or not,
> but a. I consider it relevant, b. I think most people would enjoy reading it, and c.
> It's always good to start Sunday with a smile.
> After reading this paragraph if you feel like reading a really funny
> article and also supporting me, you can read the article at:
> http://jobmob.co.il/blog/have-fun-with-your-resume/
>
> Have an awesome day,
> Yehoshua Paul,
> Your friendly neighbourhood technical writer.
>
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OT: Having fun with your resume - good idea/bad idea: From: yehoshua paul
Re: OT: Having fun with your resume - good idea/bad idea: From: Chantel Brathwaite
RE: OT: Having fun with your resume - good idea/bad idea: From: Cardimon, Craig
Re: OT: Having fun with your resume - good idea/bad idea: From: Suzette Leeming

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