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What is a shotgunned resume?

A job I want to apply for says that shotgunned resumes will not be accepted. What does that mean?


Asked by katskelington at 7:29 PM on Jul. 13, 2009 in Just for Fun

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  • From the definition of a shot gun resume:

    The shotgun approach meant, however, that his resume was excessively wordy, tipping the scale at three pages

    Answer by GrnEyedGrandma at 7:52 PM on Jul. 13, 2009

  • LOL I dont know I have never hearrd that before

    Answer by Mrs.Owen86 at 7:31 PM on Jul. 13, 2009

  • Never heard of it. Hazarding a guess, I would say one of 2 things: either one that is very hastily put together (like a shotgun wedding), or one that has the little bullet points to describe your experience, jobs, etc. Those would be my best guesses as to what it means.

    Answer by tropicalmama at 7:42 PM on Jul. 13, 2009

  • Oh, interesting I would have thought that it meant a resume with holes in it. (long durations of unemployment). I was just guessing though.

    Answer by Mamasita98 at 7:54 PM on Jul. 13, 2009

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