It’s already that time of year again. The Holiday Season has arrived, and so it is time to announce the winner of our $1,000 fictional resume contest!
Here are the top 7 finalist resumes, with the winner announced at the bottom!
Table of Contents:
- Spongebob Squarepant's Resume
- Finn the Human's Resume
- Little Pig's Resume
- Peter Parker (Spiderman's) Resume
- Ivanka Trump's Resume
- The Joker's Resume
- Luke Skywalker's Resume
- George Washington's Resume (THE WINNER!)
Spongebob Squarepant's Resume
We included Zach Oltman’s Spongebob Squarepants resume in the finalists because he created a well-formatted resume that was truly written in Spongebob’s character. That is to say, it was incredibly annoying to read. Here it is in all its infuriating glory:
Probably the most irritating part of the resume is where Spongebob writes:
“F is for friends who do stuff together
U is for you and me
N is for anywhere and anytime at all”
We think everyone should agree that Squidward is right – Spongebob is horrible. Thanks for the resume, Zach.
Finn the Human's Resume
Deja Woolcock did a great job with the order in which she presented Finn’s experience and education. Take a look at the resume here:
Finn opens with a no-nonsense Career Objective that shows he has a lot of experience within his particular industry by quantifying it with numbers:
…over 10 years of experience in criminal investigation…
The red headings are nice, and make the individual sections stand out.
It would have been nice to see some more professional experience, as well as some additional formatting choices made, such as bolding the name of his employer, or italicizing the job title.
Overall, it was well written, and we feel we would consider calling Finn in for an interview if we were presently hiring security personnel.
Great job on this resume, Deja.
Little Pig's Resume
Christina Halpain’s “Little Pig” resume made it into the finals due to its clear formatting, quantification, and clever humor. Check it out below:
There are too many laugh-out-loud lines to quote, so we highly recommend you read the whole thing. Our favorites:
Hilarious, and beautifully quantified
Guarded the homes of the little pigs while they were away the market, which improved the little pigs’ sense of security by 36%.
Reaching “The End” is a true achievement…we guess…
Gained experience in trapping a fairy tale villain, which resulted in The End.
Don’t Include Hobbies! But this is funny….
Personal Hobbies: Writing poetry about my chin hair and doomsday prepping.
Nice job, Christina.
Peter Parker (Spiderman's) Resume
Shenee’ S. Henry’s Spiderman resume reached the finals due to its striking template and detailed research. Take a look at it below:
We really appreciate how Shenee’ didn’t take the easy route writing this resume by making bullet points about Spiderman’s crime fighting ability.
Instead, she made what could pass as Peter Parker’s ACTUAL resume if he applied for a job in the real world.
The resume format is extremely clear, the bullet points are written in complete sentences, and the resume is targeted for a job in the sciences (which is Peter Parker’s focus.)
Best of all is the “Technical Competencies” section, where she lists Parker’s photography equipment. Now that’s good detail.
Ivanka Trump's Resume
We did not expect to receive an Ivanka Trump resume, but there it is:
The first detail you notice is the strong and clear formatting. Second, the detailed bullet points, written in complete sentences. We also love the touch of adding Ivanka Trump’s Linkedin profile in the contact details.
Rebecca, you might want to contact Ivanka and send this over to her. Maybe she’ll send you a tip?
The Joker's Resume
Not often you see someone put “Professional Criminal” on a resume, but if anyone would, it’s The Joker. Here’s his resume:
Megan Farnsworth’s Joker resume gives off a creepy vibe from the beginning, starting with a summary stating that he wants to reduce sane people into lunacy. The whole thing is written in a childish Comic Sans font, which is horrifying in its own regard.
The formatting is really original, with the contact details written sideways on the right hand margin. (The Joker would want to force you to tilt your head awkwardly, wouldn’t he?)
Megan also lists his experiences in terms of his duties, and then separates out his accomplishments into a separate but related section, which is a novel resume strategy.
The resume ends with “Why So Serious?”, which hiring managers should be asked more often, frankly.
Nice touch, Megan, and great resume.
Luke Skywalker's Resume
Megan Kaczanowski wrote a fantastic resume that had clear formatting and was easy to read. The individual sections were clearly marked by placing them in the left margin. The other headings were bolding, making them really stand out. Read Luke Skywalker’s resume below:
Luke Skywalker did not use a Career Objective, Professional Profile, or a Qualifications Summary, which would have helped him.
In most cases, for someone with as much professional experience as Luke has, we at Resume Genius would recommend placing that over the education; however, in this instance, since Luke trained under these two very renowned Jedi masters, we feel he made the correct choice.
Furthermore, for some unknown reason, after reading this resume in its entirety, we really feel that Luke is the candidate we are looking for.
Thanks for the Jedi mind trick, Megan.
George Washington's Resume (THE WINNER!)
Megan Gauck takes the $1,000 prize with her fantastic George Washington resume. It’s extremely well formatted, easy to read, researched in high detail, and very original. Read the whole thing below:
Megan lists almost all of his experience, from his earliest days as a land surveyor. The bullet points she writes are quantified and detailed. For example:
Led 1,000 men in the Battle of Jumonville Glen in 1754, which initiated the French and Indian war in the colonies.
The “Notable Skills and Honors” section is also a nice touch at the end of the resume.
Also, if you have a problem with the way the country is being run, you can apparently e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org!
However, Megan, you might want to double check if George Washington was really president from April 1789 to March 1997. John Adams and the 40 presidents after George Washington would like a word with you…
Thank you to everyone who submitted resumes, and we look forward to next year’s fictional resume contest!