Job seekers: More advice

Go forth, and read this. RIGHT NOW.  Then come back.

Okay, are you back? Good. Listen up: Colleen is right. Objectives are DUMB. Stop using them.

Also, my entry into her contest:

“To secure a position in which I can be as bad-ass as Mal Reynolds, as powerful as Neo, as charismatic as Aragorn, and as devious as Miles Vorkosigan, all while dressing like Katharine Hepburn.”


  1. “Nobody’s objective ever says that they hate working with people and would prefer plying their skills in a me-centric workplace.”

    I read that as “mime-centric workplace”. **shudder**


  2. Having spent the morning reading resumes, I can only concur! There were several objectives in this batch that didn’t match the job we advertised.


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