There’s Nothing To Resume

| Working | July 29, 2017

(I work at the public library, and the patrons sometimes need help with the computers, printing, making copies, etc. I’m called over to help a college-aged girl print out her resume when I look at the screen and notices it’s only two lines: the girl’s name and university.)

Girl: “So, can I print this out now?”

Me: *with some hesitation* “Are you sure you don’t want to add anything else to it? Have you had any work experience?”

Girl: “No, just my degree.”

Me: “How about volunteer experience? Leadership positions?”

Girl: *blank stare*

(I tried again with a few other suggestions, figuring anything was better than the current two-line resume. Each time she just stared and asked if she should print it out now. Finally, I gave up. The kicker? That resume was going to be attached to a job application… for a position at the library.)

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