Brilliant Resumes on Craigslist – January 18, 2012
We’ve been providing our readers with a sneak peak of some of our favorite resumes found on Craigslist. After those long days of job hunting, sometimes we all need a good laugh.
If we can provide one piece of advice, don’t follow any of the resume postings on Craigslist.
Although entertaining, it’s doubtful that many Fortune 500 companies are prowling Craigslist for potential hires.
This week appears more depressing than others. There are far too many people simply asking for work without any real qualifications. How these people find work is beyond us.
That said, let’s just see how tough your “competition” really is:
Here we have an “experienced, articulate professional, who for 25+ years, ran a company manufacturing aerospace parts.” Sounds impressive. One could argue though, that with all these skills, the fact that he posted on Craigslist wipes everything out.
Can a person work at the age of 14? This seems like a major red flag. Even more of a red flag if they asked for a full time job.
Most people post their resumes in the “resume” section of Craigslist. Some obviously don’t. Here we have a person who is posting about massages only for woman. Anyone who is making that call, is clearly looking for trouble.
Another frustrated person looking for a job on Craigslist. It makes you feel bad, but seriously, what employer is actively reviewing these posts for new hires?
Most people talk about their experience in a positive light. This is the first time I’ve seen someone come clean, and admit they have “little to no experience.” The worst part? He just graduated and is off to college.