RSS Feed

Posts Tagged ‘150 characters or less’

  1. In 150 characters or fewer, tell us what makes you unique. [The Nightmare Resume Question]

    January 12, 2014 by Lady Unemployed

    In 150 characters or fewer, tell us what makes you unique. Try to be creative and say something that will catch our eye!

    Has anyone else gotten this question on online resumes?

    150 characters or less gets me in the Twitter frame of mind and that is never good. “Try to be creative” and “say something that will catch our eye” makes my brain start to bleed out my nose.

    I have no clue on what to say and neither does anyone else, because when I google this question, no one else knows what to say either.

    So, let’s use my last few tweets to see if that helps anyone –

    I don’t stand a chance, do I?

    What would you say in 150 characters or less?


    After realizing how many people are searching for this, I decided to do a little digging and ask a few HR professionals about this question. Excluding the one who told me, “I have no idea!” I found a couple of answers that may help:

    1) “Depends on what the company culture is, for us, something fun and random. For other companies, maybe something professional and goal orientated. Sorry, I know “it depends” is not a great answer!”

    2) “Elevator pitch!

    Do you have a concise mission statement?

    For example,
    ‘I help people in transition. They begin by understanding their true nature and creating a personal brand.'”

    I hope this helps people who have stumbled upon this blog post for an answer! If I find out more tips, I’ll post them!