A Corn on the Job reader sent over a little gem of an email today. She had found something that she thought I could possibly use on COTJ. She was right. Jackpot!
Please remember, I’m not making fun of this job seeker. I don’t know who they are, and if I did, I’d offer them my advice/guidance/coaching. But I don’t, so I’m merely poking fun at them and hoping it teaches the rest of us a big lesson. Never mind, I MIGHT be making fun of them a little, but it’s totally warranted. Promise.
Bullet points are supposed to be simple, right? Their purpose is to point out important information on a resume and lead the reader’s eyes to where they should focus. This is pretty much standard information that we’ve learned since before even comprehending what a resume is. You know, like 3rd grade stuff. Well apparently, not everyone is aware.
You are now about to see part of a resume that clearly shows the job seeker utilizes hearts for bullet points. Sigh.
There’s not much to say. She used hearts for her bullet points and because of that, I can’t look at anything else. Maybe this would be a bad ass idea if she was applying to work for a dating site, but there aren’t many other examples where I’d say it’s a good idea.
I’m kind of at a loss for words, so how about you take over from here.
What do you think? Do you think recruiters will laugh at this? Did you laugh at this?