New to the Corn Family: CornyResumes.com and CornyJobs.com

by Rich DeMatteo on May 6, 2010 · 17 comments

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Yes, I did say ‘Corn Family’, and yes, I really did buy the domain names CornyResumes.com and CornyJobs.com.  It did happen, it is very real.

Why, Rich…why?  Let’s think about it.

We all know that deep down, we wish that we were associated with a vegetable.  Don’t lie.  You know you sometimes wish that when people saw green beans that they immediately think of you.  See where I’m going?

Slowly, but surely, you are all being brain washed to think of me and this blog whenever you see anything that has anything to do with corn.  Oh, I’m so slick.

Maybe I’m kind of joking, but maybe I’m kind of serious.  I mean, when I see or hear anything about being pant less, I might think of Matt Cheuvront.  When I hear someone say “I’m So _______” then I’ll probably think of Sarah White.  Me?  I’ve got Corn.  I’m running with it.

Alright, so what is my plan for CornyResumes.com and CornyJobs.com?  It’s yet to be determined, but here are some ideas.

CornyResumes.com

Idea # 1 – Recruiters come across many “Corny” resumes in their career, and they usually just become a funny story, and the best of the worst become legendary.  What if there was a place where these resumes could be on display for all to see and learn from?

Obviously, all contact and company information would be blanked out, but recruiters would have a place to send in the hilarious, stupid, and ridiculous resumes they receive into CornyResumes.com.

Think FMyLife.com and TextsFromLastNight.com.

Idea #2 – Maybe this idea is a bit more boring, but CornyResumes.com could turn out to be my own resume writing business.  I review a ton of resumes each week, offer my suggestions for edits, and even help write a few.  Why not turn it into some bling bling?

Idea #3 – Maybe both Idea #1 and Idea #2 mesh to become CornyResumes.com.  Maybe?

CornyJobs.com

Idea # 1 – Job seekers and happily employed folks come across their fair share of awful job descriptions, hilarious work stories, and other “corny” situations in the work place.  These are stories that need to be shared.  This is where CornyJobs.com would come in.

Keeping all things anonymous, peeps could submit their stories of “corny” bosses, awful job descriptions, and terrible work situations.

Again, think FMyLife.com and TextsFromLastNight.com

Idea #2 – CornyJobs.com could become a job board for people to post odd jobs, or even professional jobs.  Boring, but again, some extra bling bling wouldn’t be a awful.

Idea #3 – A mix of Idea #1 and Idea #2.  Hmmmm….?

Maybe Idea #4 for each of these is “nothing”.  If nothing happens, then that is OK too.  For now I’m going to just remain happy that I own these.

What are your thoughts? What do you think should become of CornyResumes.com and CornyJobs.com?

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15 comments
diane
diane

I like the combo idea too. As a former recruiter (career coach now), oh how I wish I had saved some of those resumes we put in a file called "The Hall of Shame." One resume I have never forgotten had on the cover page a photo of a young woman striking a provocative pose with a caption - "Please hire my daddy." And attached to it was this man's resume. Creepy corn IMO. As far as resume feedback, perhaps a feature like what Wordpress has might be useful. Anyone can submit their site for feedback but they must be willing to take the punishment (constructive of course). ;-) Good luck with all things corny...

Sporter
Sporter

It’s funny because I always wonder how other people’s resumes and applications look. I remember working at a museum once and seeing a pile of resumes on my bosses desk. I glanced at the one on top and it was a CORNY cover letter to the extreme. The applicant ended the letter with: “And the question isn’t why you should hire me, but why not.” +1

Jenny
Jenny

I like CornyJobs.com because I have a lot to contribute to that one. But really, as long as you keep buying extra domains and sharing it publicly I'm happy, because it makes me feel less weird about the hoard of domains I've acquired over the last two years.

Marian Schembari
Marian Schembari

What a great idea! I know I'd love to see funny resumes that people get. It's one thing to hear stories and read advice by recruiters, but to actually SEE them - that would be sweet. It's funny because I always wonder how other people's resumes and applications look. I remember working at a museum once and seeing a pile of resumes on my bosses desk. I glanced at the one on top and it was a CORNY cover letter to the extreme. The applicant ended the letter with: "And the question isn't why you should hire me, but why not." Really? REALLY? Stab stab stab. Anyway, random story but I think it's hilarious so I'd love to see more of that! Let us know when it goes live!

Michelle Barbeau
Michelle Barbeau

So first off, check this out. Similar to the CornyResumes idea. But yours would be waaaay better of course. http://www.funny2.com/resume.htm p.s. So you decide to write resumes now?!?! That's awesome. Let me know if you need training! =)~

Jessica
Jessica

I'm also a big fan of the combo options. It would serve as a place to get advice as well as a place to laugh. Plus, you should integrate some of the interview horror stories mentioned in that epic #jobhuntchat awhile back.

Joy
Joy

I like the combo options as well; integrate it with good useful data, postings, advice, but then add a fun twist to it!

Lindsey
Lindsey

I actually like the combo options, I think it would add for a more interactive website, allowing people to laugh AND hone their resume writing skills/look for jobs.

Rich DeMatteo
Rich DeMatteo

Hey Jenny - yes, maybe I'll keep buying domains and I'll make you feel better about yourself!

Rich DeMatteo
Rich DeMatteo

Hey Marian - Oh oh oh, it will be sweet! Thanks for your comment and your thoughts, and your story. I will keep yallll posted. Thanks again

Rich DeMatteo
Rich DeMatteo

Hey Michelle - interesting, thanks for sending that over for me to check out. I will let you know, I'm not sure what will actually become of this, but we shall see.

Rich DeMatteo
Rich DeMatteo

Hey Jessica - yes, def. And you are another combo fan. Thanks for your comment and thoughts.

Rich DeMatteo
Rich DeMatteo

Hey Joy - Thanks for your opinion on this. Another combo fan, eh? Ok ok I'm listening

Rich DeMatteo
Rich DeMatteo

Hey Lindsey - Thanks for your thoughts on this. Yeah, the combo might be great. We'll have to see how it plays out. I'm excited!