Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Ok...I was trying to find ways to perfect my resume writing skills and came across this.... If this is too long for you to read, at least read the performance evaluations at the bottom!

This list of excerpts from people's resumes was printed in Forbes magazine.

  1. "I demand a salary commiserate with my extensive experience."
  2. "I have lurnt Word Perfect 6.0 computer and spreadsheet programs."
  3. "Received a plague for Salesperson of the Year."
  4. "Reason for leaving last job: maturity leave."
  5. "Wholly responsible for two (2) failed financial institutions."
  6. "Failed bar exam with relatively high grades."
  7. "It's best for employers that I not work with people."
  8. "Let's meet, so you can 'ooh' and 'aah' over my experience."
  9. "You will want me to be Head Honcho in no time."
  10. "Am a perfectionist and rarely if ever forget details."
  11. "I was working for my mom until she decided to move."
  12. "Marital Status: single. Unmarried. Unengaged. Uninvolved. No commitments."
  13. "I have an excellent track record, although I am not a horse."
  14. "I am loyal to my employer at all costs. Please feel free to respond to my resume on my office voice mail."
  15. "I have become completely paranoid, trusting completely no one and absolutely nothing."
  16. "My goal is be a meteorologist. But since I possess no meteorology, I suppose I should try stock brokerage."
  17. "I procrastinate, especially when the task is unpleasant."
  18. "Personal interests: donating blood. Fourteen gallons so far."
  19. "As indicted, I have over five years of analyzing investments."
  20. "Instrumental in ruining entire organization for a Midwest Chain store."
  21. "Note: Please don't misconstrue my 14 jobs as 'job-hopping'. I have never quit a job."
  22. "Marital Status: often. Children: various."
  23. "Reason for leaving last job: They insisted that all employees get to work by 8:45 am every morning. I couldn't work under those conditions."
  24. "The company made me a scapegoat, just like my three previous employers."
  25. "Finished eighth in my class of ten."
  26. "References: none. I've left a path of destruction behind me."
Excerpts from actual performance evaluations:
  1. "Since my last report, this employee has reached rock bottom and has started to dig.
  2. "His men would follow him anywhere, but only out of morbid curiosity."
  3. "I would not allow this employee to breed."
  4. "This associate is really not so much of a has-been, but more of a definitely won't be."
  5. "Works well under constant supervision and cornered like a rat in a trap."
  6. "When she opens her mouth, it seems that this is only to change whichever foot was previously in there."
  7. "He would be out of his depth in a parking lot puddle."
  8. "This young lady has delusions of adequacy."
  9. "He sets low personal standards and then consistently fails to achieve them."
  10. "This employee is depriving a village somewhere of an idiot."
  11. "This employee should go far - and the sooner he starts the better."

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Monday, November 3, 2008

CEF Good News Rally

One last crazy picture from the fair

I ran the sticky wall ride you see in the background of this picture. Basically, you put on a velcro suit, you jump (or in some cases, get thrown) against a velcro wall and you stick. My favorite part is pulling you off the wall and body-slamming you on the inflatable. Don't worry, no kids got hurt....


I posted this picture because I tried to give these police officers some ballons at the end of the event.....

~342 people attended....

This face should be familiar....

Another hopefully familiar face.....