How Not to Get a Job: Bad Resumes in Australia

15 November 2007 at 6:45AM 1 comment

Matt on the Still as Life blog is helping his employer screen resumes.

Now there have been a lot of resumes come through and since I do most of the email work, I have the job of going over each resume and deciding which one’s are worth printing and forwarding to my boss, and which ones will get a lovely little email in response

Things move along swimmingly, until he runs into Billy’s resume, which Matt provided in total:

Name: Billy K

Address: 85 Bad St

Phone: 0400 000 000

Email Address: billy*****@hotmail.com

Drivers Licence: No

Personal Qualities: Friendly, Fun, keen, patient

Interest & Hobbies: Hanging out with friends, going to movies, talking to peple

Schooling: ********** State High School 1998

Objective: To get a job to save some money and get
Work experience

Availability: Casual

References: Will give when you call.

Matt’s comments are right on the mark.

Now, I’m not the employer, but just reading that, why would I want to work with them? So why would an employer want to consider employing them?

In short – if you’re going to do a lousy job, why bother?

See the whole thing on Still as Life: How Not to Get a Job.

His follow-up, titled “Resume Suicide“, is also worth a look.

TIP: Don’t do this. Use your resume to show your employer how you can help solve his business problems.

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Entry filed under: NotJobs, Resumes.

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1 Comment Add your own

  • 1. Matt  |  15 November 2007 at 1:44PM

    Hi Troy,

    Thank you for the link back to my blog and post, I appreciate it. Your comments are so true, a lousy resume is a complete waste of the employer’s, and the prospective employee’s time.

    Have a good one and thanks again.

    Matt
    Still as Life

    Reply

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