Zing’s in the market for a new developer, which means it’s time to poke a little fun at some of the stuff I see in resumes as people apply for a job.
Let’s start with an objective that uses some big words but is basically meaningless:
When applying for a job where you write code, don’t start your cover letter with:
Our job posting says very clearly– in bold font with capital letters– that we’re looking for a local full-time employee. So it’s always great when people say things like:
And finally, something that had me puzzled a bit:
Points for honesty, I guess, but this guy is a long-haul truck driver. No kidding. He’s probably really nice, and hopefully great at his job, but I just don’t understand how a truck driver applies for a job requiring mid- to advanced-level programming skills.
And so, the hunt continues.