Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Oh man (or is it woman?)

Oh man, I can't believe I have to even talk about this today.

Sometimes people put a little bit too much information on their resumes.
And by too much, I mean things like:

Birth date 
(None of our business)

(Not necessary in general as like I mentioned above, it's none of our business. And it's especially redundant if you are putting birth date and then age in succession, one right after the other- duh.)

Civil Status 
(I wasn't even completely sure what this meant so I had to look it up. Apparently it's similar to marital status... news to me. Also: none of our business.)

(Unless you're applying for a modeling type job, don't care.)

(This is reasonably okay to list but not terribly necessary at the resume stage of the game because guess what? We'll ask it later if we have an interest in hiring you.)

(Again: none of our business.)

Place of birth
(Why would we care?)

and last but not least


Now it would seem logical that one would be able to figure out from the name on the resume what the sex of the person is...Mary is female, John is male. Some names are obscure enough that it is impossible to figure out but overall a Recruiter or HR person will know once we pick up the phone and talk to you.

I'm talking about this because today's blog example is from a guy that put THIS as his response after listing sex on his resume:

As for me?



  1. I really needed the laugh that I just got from that answer. Thank you!!

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  3. OMG!!!!!! No. Just no.