Posted on May 24, 2016
PO1 Chris Crawley
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Today, I saw a resume from a broken-service Marine. Ignoring his education listing of going through Aviation Electrician "A" school one year followed by Aviation Electronics Technician "A" school the next (not gonna happen), he had his time in the Marines listed as "U.S. Military Corp" instead of U.S. Marine Corps. My Marine supervisor said that's why he showed me the resume, because he didn't know what this guy was trying to say. When I told him, he could not believe his eyes.
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CAPT Kevin B.
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Easy. A former Boomer skipper relieved for loss of confidence. "CO of a nuclear missile submarine. Able to destroy cities."
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PO1 Chris Crawley
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Pathetic, but FUNNY!
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CAPT Kevin B.
CAPT Kevin B.
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Yep. That ex-Skipper was "EX" for a reason. He just couldn't connect the dots. After TPU shoved him out, that was the last anybody saw of him.
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SN Greg Wright
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CAPT Kevin B. Wow. Pretty scary that someone like that got there.
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PO2 Eric K.
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Yeah...FAIL!
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PO1 Chris Crawley: IMHO, I think you're hitting a different key on the piano. The problem, as I see it from this example you chose to use, deals more with an ever-increasing lack of proper English skills. AND IT ENCOMPASSES THE ENTIRE SPECTRUM OF MILITARY PERSONNEL. Just look at Rally Point. People of all ranks, from colonels to privates, can't spell, can't punctuate, can't write a properly constructed sentence. And they can't or won't proofread their work before they hit "Respond." And, yet, these people are simply a microcosm of our society which is no better. And it's getting worse. I taught Report Writing in four different police academies. What I witnessed then, in the 1970s and 1980s, was reprehensible. I can't begin to fathom a realistic solution for this nation.
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CSM Charles Hayden
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LT (Join to see) - That is what you are paid for LT! You are working at being more proactive, I know, impossible task! Drive ON!
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CSM Charles Hayden - I'm willing to do anything to better our troops and ensure they are prepared for their future endeavors. I just have to laugh to myself once in a while at how egregious the flaws are that I am catching. (Has anyone else started scrutinizing their writing more since this post started? I'm even trying to not have hanging participles due to this discussion!)
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LT (Join to see) - They are referred to as "dangling participles, " LT. ROFL!!! Hanging has to do with "Florida chad."
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LT Team Liasion Officer
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SCPO (Join to see) - I literally laughed out loud. That is really hard to achieve from written text! Kudos. I learn something new every day!
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CW3 Dylan E. Raymond, PHR
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The thing that I saw on a resume that I did not think was the best use of space is a QR scanner code. Why would I pull out my phone to read a scanner that take me to your online profile?
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1SG Eric Espino
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Yep, I tried that too. It was a waste of time.
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Bahaha scavenger hunt for resume, the QR then leads to an encrypted message that you'll have to crack
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Jonathan Liepe
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I will agree that a QR is not necessary, but linking a QR code to your LinkedIn profile does make it easy for a hiring manager or recruiter to find you afterwards.
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SGT Jason Keefer
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People use QR codes to show that they are tech savvy, all the while no one really uses QR readers anymore.
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