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Old 02-26-2002, 09:50 AM   #1
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Quoting U2 on a résumé?

Well, yesterday I decided to throw caution to the wind and I appled for another job. Even if I get an interview and am offered the job, I still may not take it, but it's good to have a conversation either way.

Anyway, I have updated my resume, and right there on the front, under my Career Objective I quote U2 "I can't change the world, but I can change the world in me".

Now I'm having images of these high falutin people looking at my resume and either not having a clue what I am talking about, or rolling their eyes.

I am inclined to think that since I work in the charitable sector, U2 is the ideal band to quote on my resume, especially since I subscribe to most of the same world views!

Do you think this was a silly thing to do? Do any of you do this too?
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Old 02-26-2002, 10:15 AM   #2
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Well, yesterday I decided to throw caution to the wind and I appled for another job. Even if I get an interview and am offered the job, I still may not take it, but it's good to have a conversation either way.

Anyway, I have updated my resume, and right there on the front, under my Career Objective I quote U2 "I can't change the world, but I can change the world in me".

Now I'm having images of these high falutin people looking at my resume and either not having a clue what I am talking about, or rolling their eyes.

I am inclined to think that since I work in the charitable sector, U2 is the ideal band to quote on my resume, especially since I subscribe to most of the same world views!

Do you think this was a silly thing to do? Do any of you do this too?
that's kinda cool. if i knew the people i was applying to were snobs i wouldn't do it. this is why i have about 4 different resumes for different types of companies.
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Sounds fine to me!

I use a lot of U2 quotes (or quotes from other people I've heard them use.)
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If you get an interview you could use lots of U2 quotes:

"Why did you leave your previous employer?"

"It was time to walk on and dream it all up again"

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LOL! So true! When I told Steve about this he said, "Was the quote I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For?"

GASP! As I write this, Walk On just came on the radio!!! Hmmmmmm.

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If you get an interview you could use lots of U2 quotes:

"Why did you leave your previous employer?"

"It was time to walk on and dream it all up again"



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I think that it is fine Mrs. Edge!!

Good Luck on your hunt

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I like the idea, but when you are NOT associating it with U2 it sounds a bit silly and overly cheesy so I am not surprised some people rolled their eyes. Did you have text under the quote saying who said it? That might help.

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Oh, yes I definitely put it in quotes and credited it to U2. Also, to be fair, I'm not sure if anyone has rolled their eyes, I just hope they don't!

Spinning, hope I'll see you at the Grammy party tomorrow!

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I like the idea, but when you are NOT associating it with U2 it sounds a bit silly and overly cheesy so I am not surprised some people rolled their eyes. Did you have text under the quote saying who said it? That might help.

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Spinning, hope I'll see you at the Grammy party tomorrow!

Definatly. In fact, I just asked you in one of the PLEBA threads. I am bringing some girlfriends with me. They are U2 fans too, but not fanatics. (I am hoping that this will help!!). In case you didn't know, my real name is Kelly, oh, and my hair is actually brown now, not red like in the picture!! Is Steve coming????


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GASP! As I write this, Walk On just came on the radio!!! Hmmmmmm.
It's a sign, use it!
Good luck!
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Steve and I will both be there, and you're right, I didn't know your irl name!

NicaMom, amazingly enough, ANOTHER even more interesting job was just posted (Director of Fundraising for the Toronto Humane Society!), so I am going to go for that one too! Now if only U2 had done a song about animals...
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Old 02-26-2002, 09:00 PM   #12
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if i got resumes with U2 quotes I'd hire you over the phone sight unseen.
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Now if only U2 had done a song about animals...
Hmmm..."Who's gonna ride your wild horses" maybe???



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Now if only U2 had done a song about animals...

What about The Fly or Slug?
Do they count?
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haha zoomer that made me laugh
imagine doing that for every question.

What are your strengths?
"Im nearly great, I hurt for it, work for it,and Im trying to throw my arms around the world. Oh and i never park in anyone's space."

What are your weaknesses?
"This one time, I threw a brick through a window..."

Good Luck Mrs Edge! I think its a nice personal touch on there.

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hey....your right zoom
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Jess you never know, by using a U2 quote on your resume, you might come across someone who, upon seeing your quote, might think, "OMD! She's quoting U2! I *must* hire this person!!"

Hey, it could happen...anything's possible in U2 world...

For the charitable industry you are working in, I think that's a great quote!
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Old 02-27-2002, 09:57 AM   #18
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LOL! So would I if I were hiring someone! But you might regret hiring me, because I spend all my work time on interference!

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