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20 ridiculous skills you should never include on your resume

A sense of humor is great, but your resume real estate is precious.

20 ridiculous skills you should never include on your resume

You might be well-versed in Microsoft Office or consider yourself social media savvy, but are you proficient in dodging potholes? And do you really want to work for a company that can’t appreciate your margarita-making skills?

As far-fetched as it might seem, these examples aren’t too far off from the types of skills some folks like to list on their resumes. Recently, people have been adding skills like “butter” and “hugs” to their LinkedIn profiles…and actually getting endorsed for them. In fact, there are quite a few jobs posted that are looking for candidates with a sense of humor.

But how far is too far? Can your ability to “make the redemption cup” in a game of beer pong really get you a job?

As great as it might be to show off that sense of humor, Monster Careers Expert Vicki Salemi says your resume isn’t the place to do it.

“Consider your resume like your college diploma — pristine, prestigious and to the point,” Salemi says. “Instead, you can leverage your cover letter as a chance to show off your hilarious skill set.”

Still, because it’s generally best to stick with skills that are job-related, transferable and adaptive, we’ve rounded up some of the more questionable abilities people have saved for Twitter—rather than recruiters—to enjoy.

Skills gained through work experience

Skills that are downright amazing

Skills that almost hit the mark

Skills to be taken with a grain of salt

Skills actually sent to recruiters


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