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  • Francine Blume 2:45 pm on March 15, 2010 Permalink
    Tags: Humor   

    Now Hiring Fried Turkeys! 

    Need a little Monday morning humor? Check out the funniest HELP WANTED signs ever! Submit your own!

  • Francine Blume 8:27 pm on December 22, 2009 Permalink
    Tags: Critique, Humor,   

    Sample Resume and Simple Critique 

    Just to remind us all, every resume can use a little polish, no matter how accomplished the author. Take this resume below. This sample has been forwarded to us by our partners in our resume builder tool, and though it is well-formatted (that’s part of the beauty of a resume builder tool), there are still some issues to address.

    There’s no phone in the header, and generally employers still want to contact exciting applicants by phone. “A long time ago” really doesn’t work as a specific date. There’s only one job listed and though that demonstrates dependability and dedication, I wonder if he hasn’t had at least one internship. He lists a Master’s degree. What about on-campus leadership? And aren’t there any new media skills he can list?

    I don’t mean to be too bah-humbug. After all, I don’t think he’s really actively seeking new employment. He doesn’t have an account on AU CareerWeb.

    • optimalresume 3:12 am on January 5, 2010 Permalink

      Hi there-

      I’m a little late, but I just came across this post. Great points — I’m glad you could use Santa’s resume as a teaching tool 🙂 Thanks for sharing it!


      Kelly Giles
      social media strategist at OptimalResume.com

    • Minna Scherlinder Morse 9:39 pm on January 15, 2010 Permalink

      Great points, Francine, and while we’re at it–I’d love to give Santa’s even-truncated work history an overhaul. All he talks about are tasks, what he *did* as opposed to what he *achieved*. He doesn’t quantify, he doesn’t focus on the superlatives. He’s Father Christmas, for goodness sake. How many darn children did his efforts bring joy to, on a reliable annual basis? Come on! We’re talking a lot of digits there! How much did elf productivity improve after launching the elf academy? Dazzle me, Santa; dazzle me… 🙂


  • Francine Blume 3:03 pm on December 18, 2009 Permalink
    Tags: , Humor   

    A Holiday Greeting from the AU Career Center A-Team 

    These unsung heros make sure everything happens. They greet you at the front desk. They answer your questions. They keep our computers and software running. They fine tune our library. Without them, no one would be served.

    So enjoy their festive gift and remember, one of the most important attributes at the workplace is a sense of humor!
    Click here for an elf greeting with the faces that bring it all together for you!
    Thank you Colin, Linda, Josie, Nancy, and Jessica!

  • Francine Blume 1:28 pm on October 27, 2009 Permalink
    Tags: Colbert, Humor, Recommendation   

    Steven Colbert Will Vouch For Your Job Application 

    Click on the this link or the link in the box.

    The Colbert Report Mon – Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30c
    Job Recommendation From Stephen Colbert
    Colbert Report Full Episodes Political Humor Michael Moore

    I love it!

    (But, seriously, don’t send it, OK. Me saying that is like telling you that the coffee in your McDonald’s cup is hot.)

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