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Please hire the brony who made this ‘My Little Pony’ resume

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In case the Brony Herd Census released earlier this year wasn’t enough to convince you the sparkly threat is real — it pegged the U.S. brony population at somewhere between 7 million and 12.4 million — we now have irrefutable evidence that it’s attempting to infiltrate the business world: May we present what is, by all accounts, an honest-to-goodness My Little Pony-themed resume from an unabashed brony.

Bronies are, of course, the adult- and teen-male devotees of My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic, a nearly three-year-old animated series (based on the Hasbro toy line) that has already spawned a spinoff, comic books, a video game, a collectible card game, and who knows what else. It’s wildly popular, and attracts a male following large enough to 1.) have a name (“brony” is a combination of “bro” and “pony”), and 2.) rate its own conventions and meet-ups around the globe.

For some bronies, that My Little Pony goes well beyond collectibles, conventions or even the occasional tattoo, as evidenced for this totally not-a-joke resume created by one serious fan (who shall remain semi-anonymous, although a commenter at Dorkly tracked down the source). There’s no word as to whether the resume was effective, mind you, but I’m guessing no. Unless the business is based in Equestria, that is …

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(via The Huffington Post, Jezebel)

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God lord, I understand passions and interests, but there is a limit. My god….

This is either so awesome or soooooo not right.

So awesome: if going for a job with The Hub
Sooooooo not right: I want to lead Seal Team 6.

I… I can’t believe…

Oh hell…

BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

(sighs)

I feel better now.

I just know one day I’ll get stuck in a cubicle next to this guy.

Please don’t, because people should NOT be encourgaed to make “creative” resumes. They should follow proper formatting guidelines and profesional advice if they ever hope to actually land a job; in the real world, the office drones who screen resumes will look at your multicolored pony horror, take a picture to post online and mock, and throw it directly into the trash.

The real world doesn’t give a crap that you like cartoon ponies and your attempt to inject your irrelevant pop culture obsessions into a professional document is a sure sign you aren’t ready for a real job.

I work in IT. I would interview this guy, and not just because I read several graphic novels a month.

I’m not much into My Little Pony – Bakshi’s “Spiderman” is more my speed – but supposedly the brony community is among the most friendly, supportive groups of people you would ever want to meet. If that’s true, I’d like to work with people like that.

I just know one day I’ll get stuck in a cubicle next to this guy.

APoehler

September 6, 2013 at 1:10 pm

Please don’t, because people should NOT be encourgaed to make “creative” resumes. They should follow proper formatting guidelines and profesional advice if they ever hope to actually land a job; in the real world, the office drones who screen resumes will look at your multicolored pony horror, take a picture to post online and mock, and throw it directly into the trash.

The real world doesn’t give a crap that you like cartoon ponies and your attempt to inject your irrelevant pop culture obsessions into a professional document is a sure sign you aren’t ready for a real job.

Yep, it’s much more fun to be in the cubicle next to this guy…

There are a lot of places, at least out here in Silicon Valley, that encourage you to be creative and bring your “whole self to work.” So I can imagine this would go over well at some of those places.

As someone who has assisted in HR in a number of different industries, and directed to those of you who think this resume is in any way a good idea–

No, this would get passed around the office and laughed at, at BEST. This is the kind of resume that makes culling the pile easier.

The thing is, the HR person has to go through many, many of these, and the ones that aren’t thrown out are people it will take time to interview. They aren’t interested in BS. And the one thing they ARE looking for? An excuse to cut down the numbers. And this is about as obvious a candidate as it gets. The HR person will also have to defend their decision to the higher-ups, and…pass on the resume to them. And put it in a personnel file.

You may say, gosh that’s not fair, or what a buzzkill, or whatever. Guess what? It may not be, but that doesn’t change how it is.

And besides, this is horrifying. You might as well state on your resume that you’re a furry.

As someone that has done a lot of hiring…this would not fly for any of the places I have worked (even though they have skewed a bit creative) HOWEVER, for the right job (most likely in CA) this guy would get points for creativity and balls. If the skills are reasonable and the resume isn’t full of typos and rookie mistakes beyond creativity run wild, he’d get a call. Just depends on the job he wants.

Nice job, nay-sayers; pass up a PhD student in computer science and machine learning because he decided to get creative with his resume. You are what is holding the human race back. You personally.

This guy probably has some severed heads in his freezer.

Kelly: “Just depends on the job he wants.”

Just so: this resume will get the guy ONLY the exact job he wants, and will assure that he gets it. How terrible could that be?

I’m not sure but I thought I heard that he was doing this for the people he used to work with at IBM and it wasn’t a series resume that he applied to a new job with. If it was though I wouldn’t think it working is entirely out of the question. He has a lot of good job experience and did well at school. I interned at a game company, and heard from my boss there that Red Storm hired a guy who went to his interview in a storm trooper costume. Also I agree with the person who said that in California (specifically Silicon Valley) they can be rather casual and excepting of odd things along these lines.

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