Do you like humor incorporated into resumes? Why or why not?

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Yes but most humor is forced and lame.

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No because most people aren't funny.

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Showing humor through some of the samples in your book can work; let the work speak for itself. But trying to convey it on a resume usually comes across as attention-seeking even if actually funny.

No please

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I don't even look at resumés. If the book is good, that opens the door to an interview. If the interview goes well, the job gets filled. A bad interview can't fix a good book, and a bad book can't fix a good resumé.

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