We’ve mentioned how being in shape can be useful as an IT pro if you have to move servers between floors in a building, but we must admit that we never thought that would be something worth mentioning on a resume. We may have been wrong.
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In a roundup of ridiculous things people say in their resumes, Business Insider included this gem:
The candidate wrote ‘I can do 75 push ups in a row’ … because a well formed upper body is integral to IT. He got the job.
Yes, that’s a slightly ridiculous thing to put in a resume, but it clearly didn’t turn out to be a dealbreaker. And with the stereotype of IT experts as deskbound lard machines (however untrue that is in reality), highlighting your physical prowess might make sense. Thoughts?