By captainfail - Germany
Today, I applied for my first job. I didn't know how to write a resume, so I copied and pasted one from someone else and reworked it. I got on the bus, handed it in, and left. Then I remembered I forgot to change the contact info and date. FML
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  bnisawsome  |  0

just go back to the company and explain what happened. im sure this kind of thing happens enough so that they are used to it. its not like u did anything wrong by sing someone elses format

  Noire_  |  0

Not really.
If she's anywhere near the same age as me, it's not uncommon to not know how to write a resume. I personally went to a Hire-a-Student place to get help writing mine. I strongly suggest the OP does the same next time.

Holy sh*t I sound so uptight...

  Noire_  |  0

Naw, not if she's my age. I'm 13, and I had no idea how to write one. Other people helped me. I know another 14 year old who got his dad to help him write his.

  Rosalind_fml  |  0

Theoretically, everyone knows how to write a resume, just throw you experiences on a piece of paper and call it a day.

However, not everyone can write a good resume that gets them noticed, and that's why there are zillions of resume self help books on the market. I personally checked out three of these from the library when I decided to reformat my resume a few years ago because I wasn't getting success.

  your_face  |  15

I don't think she plagiarized it - that was what I thought at first, but I think she just changed the information in each field (except for contact) to her own.

  intotheblue  |  0

#3, you're assuming she THOUGHT in the first place.

OP, there's nothing shameful about not knowing how to write a resume; we all had to learn at some point. But there IS something shameful about plagiarizing. You should ask someone to help you, or even look it up online. There are plenty of websites that teach you how to write things like that. I don't know about Germany, but here in America we have government agencies that help people find jobs (in New York State it's called One Work Source) and one of their services is to help you write resumes, and it's free. See if there's anything like that there?

  ISellHerbs  |  0

He stated he didn't KNOW how to write one so he just filled in his information. You aren't taught how to write a resume until college and it was his first job so he's probably only of high school age. So why wouldn't he just copy and paste? Should he rewrite all of the headings or sections himself to make it look identical? That's just called common sense to do it the easiest way. FYL.


#24 I jus graduated high school and I know how to write a resume I wasa taught in 10th grade I know how to do a business one and one for an acting job
O.P You totally deserve it dum ass next time proof read and changing the name should have been the 1st thing u did U FAIL MISERABLY

  heystephanie  |  0

I was taught how to write a resume in seventh grade. Then again in eighth, and finally in nineth grade. Whatever schools you guys have goen to fail at life if you haven't learned by college because most people get jobs before college. Also, this is when a simple google search on how to write a resume comes into play.

  CyclonePsycho  |  1

Actually, some high schools are starting to teach resume-writing skills in typing classes, and etc. The high school isn't necessarily rich or fancy. It's a still newer thing though, and a lot of students still don't learn until college.

  TheBigDawg  |  8


Actually, college doesn't necessarily teach you how to make a resume. I had a class called "Internship" which was *supposed* to teach you how, but the teacher never did. Most people failed that class and complained, but she has tenure so even though she couldn't teach for beans...well. I managed to pass only because one of my neighbors works in HR and looks at resumes all day so she helped me write one. I was one of four to actually have a resume done, and therefore actually get an internship. The other people already had a job before the class.