Who says job searching has to be all stress and no fun? In this new segment, I want to get the weekend off to a good start by sharing some of the funny things that a recruiter named Stephanie Lloyd posts on Twitter during the week.
She posts under the name JobSnob and tweets examples of what NOT to do and say in interviews and on cover letters and resumes. Her posts make you laugh and feel better about yourself at the same time. Enjoy!
- What *not* to say in an interview: “I need money, so I’ve been filling out these stupid job applications for like 3 weeks now.” (via nothired.com)
- What *not* to put on your job application: “On the line that asked what “sex” he was, he wrote “occasionally”.” (via Ask Annie’s)
- What *not* to put on your resume: “Background: 28 dog years of experience in sales (4 human years).”
- What *not* to say on your resume: “Experience: My father is a computer programmer, so I have 15 years of computer experience.”
On Twitter, there is a thing called #followfriday, where you post several people you recommend others follow and why. Obviously, I recommend you follow @JobSnob, but there are tons of other great people to follow, as well. I’ll start with some UNC seniors.
If you’re a UNC senior on Twitter, leave a comment with a link to your profile so we can follow each other!