Robert Dagnall, President, Resume Guru
As President of Resume Guru, a San Diego resume service, I offer more than 22 years of professional resume writing experience. I have helped 7,000+ clients in every profession you can imagine: Fortune 100 executives, students, military transitioning into civilian careers, two members of the world’s oldest profession (who paid with checks, mind you), and one Klingon.
My resumes and job search advice are published in best-of-class collections: The Twitter Job Search Guide, Expert Resumes for Military-To-Civilian Career Transitions, and Expert Resumes for Health Care Careers.
I have been featured on national television, radio, online media, and job search events, including CNN, AOL News, MSN, CareerBuilder, Jobing San Diego, the National Society of Hispanic MBAs, and the San Diego Engineering, Technology, and Security Clearance Career Expo. I hold Bachelor’s degrees in English and Anthropology from UC Berkeley.
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The single coolest job description I’ve written
Captain in the world’s 13th largest submarine fleet. Led “voyage of exploration through liquid space,” including a course beneath the polar icecap. Demonstrated conspicuous bravery and sound judgment in rescuing 32 civilians from surface storms, the Graveyard of Lost Ships, and attacks by giant squid. Spearheaded underwater archaeological expedition; located the legendary lost continent of Atlantis.
And it’s all absolutely true—for a captain in Disneyland’s Submarine Voyage. This is an excerpt from my own resume, by no means appropriate for everyone. Humor in a resume is a calculated risk: if it falls flat, so do your chances. But it also stands as an example of creative thinking that paid off. Employers just had to meet the ‘Submarine Captain’. While it doesn’t hurt that Disneyland has a reputation for world-class service and great memories for many people, you can guess who stood out among candidates!