Writing your resume: A Mad Lib

If all you got out of the career fair was lots of swag but no job or internship, ’tis the season to frantically send out applications like you’re graduating tomorrow (or last week, for some of us). So let’s get to it: you’re going to need some jobs to apply to, a probably-copy-and-pasted cover letter, and of course, a résumé resume.

In theory, resumes are a concise way to tell a potential employer how awesome you are and how well you would fit the job. In practice, they can be sterilized, CareerLab-edited bullet-point lists that use buzzwords to catch the eye of overwhelmed recruiters. So we’re here to spice up the resume game.

Fill out this mad lib and we’ll generate a ready-to-go personalized resume for you that we guarantee* will get you all the jobs!

*BlogDailyHerald cannot guarantee that any opportunities will arise from this post, and acknowledges that sending out this resume may be detrimental to your chances of becoming employed.

First name, Last name

What your parent(s) called you when you were little

Your first AIM screen name (ex. horseluvr1994)

Verb without the vowels

Silicon Valley company

Plural noun

Edible or drinkable noun

Art form (plural)

Facebook relationship status

Name of high school friend’s parent

Type of business

Verb phrase ending in “up” (ex. screwed up, vommed up)

Past tense verb

Phrase meaning “no worries”

Summer camp activity

Brown buzzword (noun)

Washed-up celebrity

Item found in the Brown bookstore (plural)

Old white male first name

Business buzzword (noun)

Noun ending in -ment

Controversial politician

Number

Action performed at Ultra nightclub

A random Wikipedia page

Reptile

Profession

Instagram photo edit category

Body part

 


Email: @hotmail.com

Experience:

, May-August 2015

  • Worked on an startup that has now become the of .
  • Used communication skills to order on Seamless for my bosses.
  • Created a feature for users to automatically upload representing their lifestyle.

’s , June-August 2014

  • important tax documents.
  • Frequently on the social media page.

Education:

Brown University, 1764-Present

  • GPA:
  • Selected coursework: Intro to , Unpacking the of
  • Picketed for university divestment from .
  • Research Assistant at the W. Brown center for and human .

High School

  • Weighted GPA: ; Unweighted GPA: 3.7
  • Captain of the Team
  • Winner of the 2012 -Bee

Skills:

  • Technical: Experience with C++ and .
  • Personal: Certified in -first aid; attention to ; work well with face-to- interaction.


What to do this week: September 28 – October 4

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Monday, September 28

Event: The High Line, Supergentrification and the Street
Time: 2:00 p.m.
Location: Petteruti Lounge

The Urban Studies DUG brings you this lecture on a very hip topic: Manhattan’s west side High Line and “the role of supergentrification in current and planned developments” of it.

Tuesday, September 29

Event: Fall 2015 Tech Careers Fair
Time: 12:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Location: Sayles

Tech employers looking for computer scientists and developers will be here scooping out the future Bill Gates. Happy coding! (As a senior Philosophy concentrator, I am jealous of people who can attend this event. I’m also available for dates.)

Event: Farm Fresh Rhode Island Benefit Night
Time: 5:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Location: Flatbread

A portion of the proceeds from pizza bought this night will go towards Farm Fresh RI.

Event: IFF Presents: Screening of The Hunting Ground + Panel
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Location: Granoff Auditorium

IFF and React to Film are cohosting this screening of The Hunting Ground, a documentary on sexual assault on U.S. campuses and institutional cover up. The screening will be followed by a panel discussion. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m.

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Alums Who Do Cool Things: Ryan Charles ’02

From Brown ID picture to sweet formal headshot.

If you missed the time-waster from a couple weeks back, Ryan Charles ’02 is a Brown alum who does a cool thing. That cool thing is Consmr – a website that lets you finally cement your feelings toward Quaker Oatmeal and any other consumer packaged good with a 1-5 star rating. Yup, shitty healthy breakfasts of yesteryear can finally get what they deserve and you can get Flair  (like this, except it only exists on the Internet). Anyway, we contacted Ryan by e-mail, because that’s just what blogs do, and heard more about the cool thing he does. Interview and Ryan’s Brown favorites list after the jump. Continue Reading


Alums Who Do Cool Things (and a future career for you): Andrew Yang ‘96, President of Venture for America

Eager overachievers heading into inner-city classrooms – it’s been done.  Eager overachievers heading into some of America’s most struggling cities, including Detroit, New Orleans, and Providence, to create jobs – fresh meat.  Venture for America forges a liaison between college graduates, the start-up community, and distressed economies by placing young fellows in high-unemployment cities.  With the charge of creating organizations and expanding employment infrastructure, the organization hopes to create 100,000 domestic jobs by 2025.  The organization president, Andrew Yang ’96 (economics concentrator), took some time to speak with BlogDH.

What inspired you to start Venture for America?  How did you get the idea?  I’ve encountered hundreds of enterprising recent college graduates who wanted to get into start-ups but didn’t know where to start.  Yet, when I was running a company I was always looking to hire good young talent and had a hard time finding it.  I realized that there was a structural issue around start-up recruiting – if we made it easier to work for start-ups and provided a support system, many more graduates would take advantage of the opportunity. More from Andrew after the jump.

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