Would your resume make the cut?

One of the most effective ways of landing a job is through networking. That’s because even the most expertly written resume doesn’t give the full story – especially when hiring managers spend about six seconds scanning each one. So we thought it might be fun to apply that same philosophy to the 2016 presidential campaign. If American voters spent six seconds scanning each candidate’s resume for past experience and accomplishments, what conclusions might they draw? Let’s take a look at the candidate’s resumes:

Hillary Clinton

  • Served as First Lady (1993-2001)
  • Served as the first female senator from New York (2001-2009)
  • Served as Secretary of State (2009-2013)
  • Clapped backup for Stevie Nicks and Michael Jackson
  • Won a Grammy for Best Spoken Word Album (It takes a village, 1997)
  • Campaigned for Republican presidential candidate Barry Goldwater
  • Later campaigned for Democrats
  • Worked in a fish processing plant in Alaska
  • Served on the boards of TCBY and Walmart
  • Served on Richard Nixon’s impeachment investigation committee
  • Taught at the University of Arkansas law school

Donald Trump

    • Once owned the New Jersey Generals football club (USFL)
    • Was voted the class “Ladies Man” at the New York Military Academy
    • Successfully filed for corporate bankruptcy four times
    • Author of numerous books
    • Accumulated a net worth of approximately $4 billion
    • Developed, built, opened, and operated numerous hotels, casinos, and other properties

Bernie Sanders

    • Marched for civil rights in the 1960s
    • Racked up 71% of the votes in a 2012 Senate run
    • Filibustered on the Senate floor for eight hours in 2010 to oppose tax breaks for the rich
    • Inspired a line of “Feel the Bern” underwear
    • Accomplished folk musician featured on the album “We Shall Overcome”
    • Featured character in a video game, “Bernie-Arcade”
    • Previously worked as a writer, a carpenter, and a filmmaker
  • Previously served as mayor of Burlington, VT

The point of all of this (other than entertainment)? If the people vying for “leader of the free world” can get there with resumes like these, you can certainly land that dream job.

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