Truth In Resumes – a Brainstorm with @MeetingBoy

All @MeetingBoy and I ever talk about is work, meeting, colleagues, and of course… meetings. But what we sometimes forget is a lot of the reasons why meetings are the way they are is all about the people in the meeting. He came up with a great idea and wanted to brainstorm with our join.me users. Check out what he has in store for Friday…

This Friday at 2:00 PM Eastern, I’ll be hosting an online brainstorming session on join.me called “Truth In Resumes”. You can check it out at https://join.me/meetingboy

Truth In Resumes is my project to determine what people’s resumes would say if they really described what it is to work with them. A few examples:

  • Colicky Coworker: Smart, capable, but whines about everything. Even when he gets his way.
  • Ambitious Incompetent: Not good at anything but shifting blame and screaming. Fired from every job.
  • Sales Manager: Makes a lot of sales in a good economy, not so good now.
  • Arrogant Executive: MBA in Business Jargon from Ivy League school. “I was once a big deal.” His opinions, while irrelevant, must be heard!
  • Senior Accounts Payable Clerk: 25 years at the job and counting. Insists we do everything the same way we did in 1985. Demands everything in triplicate; complains her desk is “buried in paper”. Can’t be fired. Rude. Dream job was at DMV, settled for this.
  • Slippery Account Director: Favorite trick is to request something, receive it, ignore it, then go complain to your boss that I didn’t get it. “It’s the perfect plan because then I can blame you later when things go wrong.”
  • Unpromotable Jerk: “A lot of people don’t get along with me. I assume it is because they are intimidated by my intelligence and great ideas.”

To prepare, please nominate someone you have worked with by leaving a short description of them in the comments by Thursday morning. Leave off their real names to protect the guilty, the lazy and the bullies, and just refer to them with a descriptive name like I did.

Talk to you Friday.

– @MeetingBoy