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The End of Résumés

It used to be that composing a quality résumé and wearing pants to a job interview were critical to a successful job hunt. But that’s changing. Well, one of them is. Hiring managers are increasingly looking toward applicants’ web presence to gauge what they have to offer: Instead of asking for résumés, the New York venture-capital [...]

Three More Coaches Who Lied About Their History

By now, you’ve probably heard the story of Yale football coach Tom Williams, who resigned this week for lying on his resume. He claimed to have been a Rhodes scholar candidate, and was even cited as a finalist during several stories about quarterback Patrick Witt’s Rhodes application. However, a New York Times investigation revealed that, [...]

Resumes Way Better Than Your Bullet-Pointed One

Until very recently, I was guilty of a boring, bullet-pointed resume too (I realize that’s cool in some industries, but a creative job should call for a creative resume, right?). That being said, mine still doesn’t look as good as graphic designer Katie Briggs‘. “I haven’t been turned down for anything I’ve applied for with [...]

James Murray’s Resume

Inspired by the resume of Leonardo daVinci (below), I thought it would be interesting to post the resume of Sir James Murray. This passage comes from a letter he wrote when he applied for a position in the British Museum Library. “I have to state that Philology, both Comparative and special, has been my favourite pursuit [...]

D&D Character Sheet As Resume

Image: Sean McNally Sean McNally, a 15th-level artist and 7th-level animator, created a resume that looks like a character sheet from Dungeons & Dragons. He claims to have a Base Art Bonus of +11, of which I am skeptical. But maybe a little exaggeration is expected on a resume. Click on the link for a larger [...]