10 College Jobs You Definitely Won’t Put on Your Resume

There’s a difference between making ends meet and building your resume, know those differences.  Here are 10 jobs to make ends meet that are certainly not resume builders.


10. Dog Walker

Yes, we all know how awesome of a job this would be.  Could you imagine how cool it would be to get paid to hang out with a bunch of dogs? Totally cool.  However, when you’re in your first big-kid job interview, describing your past experience as a glorified “poop-picker-upper” may not land you the job.


9.  Blood Plasma Donor

You are literally selling your body for “employment”.  No, you are not going to end up on the next episode of Cops, but do you really think this is a job?  Actually, you know what?  Keep it on your resume; I’m sure the person interviewing you could use a good laugh.


8.  Ice Cream Attendant

Yes, customer relations may be a valuable skill set that you take away from your tenure as an ice cream scooper, however, you might want to  try to avoid the awkward “what’s your favorite ice cream flavor?” question when you are interviewing for your first real job.


7.  Parking Lot Attendant 

If your chief responsibility is opening a gate and saying “haaaaaaave a good one!” you may want to reconsider putting this on your resume.


6.  Janitor

While being a janitor is a respectable job in its own light, cleaning off whiteboards and the mopping the hallways of your favorite building on campus may not be the experience that HR representative is looking for.


5.  Drink Cart Girl

If you are at work and consistently answering the command of “beer me,” make yourself look good and leave this one of the good ol’ resume.


4.  Campus Quick Copy

Literally, the only thing going through the interviewer’s mind is “I wonder if this guy can fix that paper jam Bill from accounting caused?”


3.  Dancer, Exotic



2.  Campus Food Service

Food service jobs, for the most part, totally suck.  But working at the campus dining hall?  That double sucks.  Job experience does not come in the form of washing the dishes of hundreds of college students.


1.  Houseboy

A houseboy is someone who works in a sorority house, washing dishes, serving food, sweeping floors, among other things.  In exchange, a houseboy is compensated by meals during the week.  Make no mistake, indentured servitude is alive and well on college campuses.




5 Replies to “10 College Jobs You Definitely Won’t Put on Your Resume”

  1. Are you sure I shouldn’t put down my dancing experience? I mean it shows that i’m flexible, I can deal with a lot of bull shit and my customer service skills go above and beyond. Not even if I use the appropriate action words?
    Dancer, Exotic 2013-present
    Inspired- ladies to reach their full flexibility potential. Managed- to stray away from sexual favors for money. Increased- nightly revenue by developing innovative and constructive dance technique.

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