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19 Resume Memes That Only Job Seekers Understand

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Let’s face it, writing a resume, then a cover letter, and going through the whole recruitment process is stressful. And no matter how many times you go to an interview or update your resume, it doesn’t seem to be any less nerve racking. 

But if you think about it, everyone in the world is in the exact same situation as you. You’re not alone. We understand.

But if that doesn’t cheer you up, maybe some resume memes will. After all, those who cry together, laugh together or something like that. So let’s laugh this time.

We’ve compiled a list of 19 of the best resume memes out there. So sit back, relax, and enjoy!

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19 of the Best Resume Memes

Get ready for a line up of the best resume memes on the internet. Some food for thought before we start—the reason these resume memes are funny is usually because they are painfully true!

1. It’s All in the Wording

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What can we say, the epic use of resume keywords is epic.

Whether you like it or not, there are certain phrases and titles that employers want to see and that can get you that job interview. Just go with the flow instead of against the tide. 

2. Keeping It Short and Sweet

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One thing is for certain, this meme definitely knows that putting soft skills on your resume is important! We wouldn’t advise stopping at that though. 

Read more: Soft Skills vs Hard Skills

3. When Recruitment Gets Real

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Let’s face it, we’ve all experienced the universal black hole resumes get sucked into, never to return. Lie down, try not to cry, cry a lot. But instead of giving up, try following up on your job application. It may turn out that they actually like you, but were too shy to call.

4. That Time When You Lied on Your Resume

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No matter how many times people say “don’t lie on your resume”, everyone does it anyway. Same with job interviews (would you say you hated your boss if the recruiter asked you “why did you leave your last job?”).

Problem with lying on a resume is when it turns out everyone believes you and now you have to prove it at work. The term “dead man walking” comes to mind.

5. Life is Short

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Sweet Brown knows that tailoring your resume takes a bunch of time that she just doesn’t seem to have.

It may seem overwhelming, but try breaking it down into manageable chunks and you’ll see that writing a targeted resume doesn’t require you holing up in a remote cabin for three days.

6. You Creepy, Son

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This may be funny, but there have actually been incidents when people have attached this photo instead of their job application. Moral: check your resume and cover letter attachments a million times before sending.

7. Check Out My Achievements

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Way to go resume cat meme! It’s rocking the interview because of the achievements listed on their resume

You should also list your accomplishments in the job descriptions on your resume to wow recruiters. Resume cat meme is showing you how. Be like resume cat meme.

8. Curb Your Enthusiasm

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Given the general consensus among the human population that dying of hunger sucks, we all know few people are looking for a job because they want to. That can make some resumes get a little overdramatic and needy. 

Take our advice, if you write a clingy resume, you’re going to have a bad time.

Read more: Resume Dos and Don’ts

9. Recruitment Systems Are Your Friend. Except They’re Not.

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Everyone can relate to lady yelling at cat meme’s frustration. 

One of the most annoying things for candidates is having to write an ATS-friendly resume only to then have the recruitment system ask them to retype all that information in online forms. Most times, the response to this situation seems to be “forget it, I’m out.” Recruiters, take notice.

10. It’s Just Never Enough

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No matter how hard you work and how much pizzaz you add to your resume, there’s always that one yo who seems to have done 100 times better and sexier stuff more than you at the same age. 

For your own piece of mind, ignore their perfect resumes and carry on. You do you.

(Or you can check our piece on the best resume tips and tricks and get some sweet revenge. Just saying.)

11. I Missed the Q&A

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Everyone needs to finally learn how to build a resume at some point in their life, it’s a part of adulting. Just put on your big girl/big boy pants on and ask for help or advice. It’s better than making a fool out of yourself in front of hiring managers and missing out on a sweet career

12. You Said You Were a Proficient Expert

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Some candidates still try to slide by thinking that the company will give them some training in the things they claim to know. 

Some do. Some don’t. You feelin’ lucky, punk?

13. Always Be Prepared

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A lot of people have gone through the panic of finding a sweet gig only to realize they don’t have a ready resume to send. 

Remember kids, if Bear Grylls never leaves home without his resume, neither should you!

(Do yourself a favor, though, and avoid sending a bad resume. That would be like drinking, well, you know what Bear Grylls can drink.)

14. The Resume Feelz

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No reason to sugarcoat it, most people hate writing their resume. We get it. No one likes paying taxes either, but guess how many people mark April 15th on their calendars.

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15. I Have Years of Experience in Being Human

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Everyone’s gone through that terrifying moment when they realize that they don’t know what to include in a resume, especially when you’re writing a resume for the first time

10 points for creativity here for Alex, but even without work experience and being a former child, you do have some life experience already. Use it to your advantage.

16. Proficient in Microsoft Office

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Proficient in Microsoft Office” is one of the most common things candidates write on their resumes. It’s also usually one of the biggest lies told. If you’re calling yourself a proficient expert, expect your boss to one day call your bluff.

17. No, God! No, God, Please No! No!

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I’m not going to go on and on about the importance of using the right resume font. But if there's one thing you can take away from this, please don’t use Comic Sans in a resume—you’re not 5 years old.

Read more: Right Resume Layout

18. When You Lackin’ Skillz

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What’s special? Depends who you ask. Dwight might think he’s special, but recruiters probably won’t give a fluff about it.

Stick to key skills that work and that the job ad mentions. You can show your uniqueness at the interview.

How to nail an interview, you ask? See: Best Job Interview Tips and Tricks

19. In the End, You Crush It

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Writing a resume might be hard, boring, and ridiculously frustrating at times. But when the going gets rough, remember those feelz when you realize you’ve written an awesome resume.

See more: Best Resume Designs

We hope you enjoyed what we considered to be pretty funny resume memes. But fun time is over. And you know what you should be doing with your resume.

Plus, a great cover letter that matches your resume will give you an advantage over other candidates. You can write it in our cover letter builder here. Here's what it may look like:

See more cover letter templates and start writing.

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Oliwia Wolkowicz
Oliwia is a writer and career expert with a solid background in consulting. At Zety, she writes dedicated, advice-driven guides to help readers create great resumes and cover letters to land the job of their dreams.

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