A résumé is all about showcasing your skills and abilities … however, it does help to stick to skills and abilities that are legal. Redditor claaps posted a résumé his cousin had received that outlined one hopeful candidate’s experience as a “Marijuana Dealer and Nefarious Dude.” Apparently, he (we’re guessing it’s a he and not a Lebowksi fan girl) was good enough to hold this position for five years — from 1999 to 2004. It’s a nice bookend to an otherwise legit résumé full of telecom and graphic design work. But we’re guessing this prospective employer will be a little hung up on that last part and try to keep their place a business that’s proudly nefarious dude free.
Taken from here
MrMary Weighs In
Honesty is definitely not the best policy. I knew a lot of dude who sold drugs on the side low level stuff like marijuana. One of my friends is from came here young and owes no college loans and is a big time CEO. Should I remind you of Mr Jeff Henderson ?
Jeff Henderson wasn’t just a crack cocaine dealer, he was the best crack cocaine dealer of his era. In 1980s San Diego, Henderson was known for his Mercedes convertible, his Rolex and his straight-from-Rodeo-Drive fashion, as well as for having the best product, the best connections and a money-back guarantee. He was making up to $35,000 a week. Henderson transformed the local drug industry by bringing in elements of entrepreneurship. In turn, after a 5-year run selling crack, a 1988 arrest and a 9-year stint in prison, his drug dealing experience prepared him to become a successful entrepreneur. “The same traits that a successful drug dealer has are the same traits any legitimate entrepreneur has,” Henderson said. “You have a product, you have a marketing plan, you have a vision, you build relationships. You outsmart, out-strategize the competition.”
You can read the rest of the article on Jeff here . But my Favorite part of the interview:
I was in federal prison with Wall Street business moguls, hedge fund guys. As I got exposure to these people, I started to think big. There was a Wall Street guy in prison who I became cool with, and he said, “Jeff you’re a smart guy.” No one ever told me I was smart. He said, “When you were on the street, you had all the traits of success and all the principles of a legitimate businessman. You just had a bad product.”
Do you see anything wrong with that ?
At the top of the resume, the applicant wrote “I cannot compete with college degrees and fancy credentials, on paper at least. I’ve decided to highlight the best of what I do have to offer…” That just happens to include “a deep understanding of supply and demand economics,” the resume notes. That’s the American dream at work. I’d interview the guy at least !
Would you interview him ?