Because when you start with 0, and you add 3 people, you’re growin’ fast 🔥
Saturday, February 17, 2018 (hangover edition)
Edit: if you're reading this, you're probably coming from Reddit! This blog post is now the #1-all-time post on /r/jobs and has been read hundreds of thousands of times on Reddit. More importantly, dozens of people have messaged us that we helped them find a job, which is amazing. Helping others feels... good? Plus, all that sweet sweet karma. If you're coming from that post, learn about the bedding company behind the resume. Weird sentence. Ok here's the post...
Stop sending us your resumes.
In any case, they’re all just... awful.
So, we figured you could all use some help with your resume formatting.
In an interview, if you'd say your greatest weakness is your attention span, skip reading the rest and download the editable MS Word version of our recruiter-approved resume by clicking here. Plug in your info, and away you go.
Unfortunately, we can't do anything about job applications that ask you to upload your resume, only to immediately force you to painstakingly type in everything anyway. Sorry. You should probably just avoid those companies.
If you want to get all the tips of the trade, make sure you read to the end of this quick post – there's a fun surprise waiting for you down there.
There was a recent post on Reddit where someone was lamenting that they had sent out dozens of applications, but hadn't heard back from anyone. I commented and told them they probably had a bad resume format and to PM me with it so I could review it for them, and about 50 other redditors ended up sending me their resumes to review. I don't have time to do all of them, especially not for free, so I'd rather irresponsibly use valuable company time to write this post in the hope that it fulfills my personal obligations.
If you'd rather read a post about “Why Thread Counts Don’t Matter," ok. Noted. (We'll probably write about thread counts eventually at the urging of our investors to do something normal, but not today.)
In a past life, I was a tech recruiter for banks, hedge funds, and tech startups. You're lucky – I usually charge for this, but I like you.
That's the most important stuff. Here's that resume template download link again. If you have more questions about job hunting, resumes, or career advice in general, just post a comment below (I'll reply to you via email), or email firstname.lastname@example.org and I'll try to get back to you before long.
You’re now one of the few to know that this Thursday (2/22), we’ll start our first #FreePizzaFriday contest at 4pm ET on our Instagram and Facebook. Whatever pic we post, just like it and tag someone who may also want free pizza. At midnight, we’ll pick one of the commenters and deliver 2 free pizzas to them that weekend! We might even throw in cheesy bread if we're feeling magnanimous.
Keep an eye out; nobody knows about this yet except for you... and anyone else reading this. So just you.
Now get out there and nail that interview. Maybe one day you'll even realize your dream of working at S&G in an unpaid entry-level role (10+ years' experience required, must work on weekends, no benefits). Wouldn't that be something? Your mom would be so proud.
ICYMI: our last blog on how to start a business
Or travel into the future and read about S&G's benevolence.
Click here to download this format. Good luck, don't blow it.