Posted on 16 May 2005


Written by Robert Merrill

Topics: Job-Seeker Advice

Just scanning through some resumes and I find the following bullet-points under a person’s job heading… Read the last one:

    • Ran a crew of up to 30.
    • Organized all outbound freight for my location.
    • Set up ties between several companies.
    • Worked my ass off.

    My hard-working friend, I don’t know if I am going to call you about this position, but I will always remember your resume.  File this under "what not to say, even when you really want to…"

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