The 150 Character Hurdle

So, I have been applying to jobs since my recent graduation from college (queue in applause). The whole job application process has been the hardest part about the grad life thus far but quite manageable. However, tonight I ran into the dreaded question, “In a 150 characters or less, tell us what makes you unique. Try to be creative and say something that will catch our eye!”

Damn, I wonder if I can write, “Can impress my instructors and boss despite being hungover with unprecedented results?” Okay, I could… but this post can help you make something better.

That is all for now…

Patrick B Art

150Characters

When applying to jobs through sites like LinkedIn and The Resumator, there’s always a section that says, “In 150 characters or fewer, tell us what makes you unique. Try to be creative and say something that will catch our eye!” I know I’m not the only person who dreads seeing this text box once my resume is perfected, my cover letter is proofread, and I’m officially drained of creativity. The exclamation point makes the whole thing seem mockingly effervescent in comparison to the tableau of despair I can see reflected in my computer monitor

 I did some work on The Google, and found that there are a whole lot of people out there asking for advice on what to say, but the answers they get are polarized to either flat-out examples or, “If you have to ask, then you’re doing the creativity part wrong.”  In this article, I’m going to…

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