These 11 Have Totally Amazing Skills That They Could Never Put on a Resume

There are skills that we work so hard for because we believe they will advance our careers, and then there are the things we do because we love them, or they just come to us naturally.

The things that sure, maybe aren’t that objectively impressive, but to us, are really something to be proud of – and these 11 people are dying to share theirs with the world.

11. That’s seriously impressive!

I was the English-language maintainer of the world’s largest open-source public general library software which one could use to share any ebook file for scholarly purposes.

It is a software used by literally millions each year, and though I have not been involved for ten years, it’s probably the single largest impact I’ve ever had on society, and only about 22 people know it was once hosted out of my dorm room.

10. You might not want to let on.

I helped unionize my workforce and bargain the contract, with a 35% pay rise ✊

9. Something to be proud of.

I am retirement age, so my resume is never going to change.

What I am proud of is that I have never used alcohol, tobacco, or abused drugs. Not even once.

I have seen these things cause friends and family to pay a high price, including my best friends life.

Even though I don’t understand it , I have the ultimate respect for any one who can overcome an addiction to any of these things.

8. That took a lot of time.

I’ve completed every Halo game solo on Legendary, and every VidMaster challenge.

7. A wordsmith.

I won 3rd place in the r/RWBY story contest.

6. Sometimes life surprises you.

Due to a very traumatic divorce that led me to crying jags from 1984 to 1987, I was unable to function in my psychiatry career. Until then, the ivory tower of academia and psychiatric practice had been all I had learned. But I wanted to make a sabbatical out of that for those three years and I went into the work force. Much as student organizations forced some university presidents to get down from their cloud nine and dig ditches to see what the lives of the students were like.

I entered the then-established Kelley Girls Temp Agency, now known as Kelley Services. I passed the tests required and was allocated jobs such as clerking, expediting, assisting executive secretaries, writing resumes, etc…With my confidence, rapid learning, and ability to adapt, I amazed everybody. I was taught word processing and my engineers were admired for computerizing their drafts “as accurately as we’ve never seen before.” I also helped sell, sell, sell an owner of a specialty women’s clothing. She was shocked that I had charmed her old customers to buy more tickets than before. And I brought in new customers to buy or order their quinceanera dresses from that store, particularly young Latina girls.

My mastery of the English language won me appreciation due to my Philippine heritage.

I then quit Kelley Girls and became a recruitment specialist. My success in that business was such that I wouldn’t have left it if I were just after money. But I returned to my passion, Psychology, in due course.

These were the lessons from those three years of my life that I learned:

(1) That people worked very hard in the labor force and gained very little,

(2) That women had to work harder than men and, by competing with one another, hindered themselves,

(3) That big-name tech firms were lying to their staff,(4) That there were unhappy lives of many professional people whom I employed for higher paid positions and whom I had to interview in costly cocktail lounges. One optical physicist, for example, a former football player, wished that he were a woman “because all my wife (his fourth) does is stay at home, primp, and spend my money.”

(5) That there was a science I never heard about, Like Tritium Engineering, which I had to study for companies that needed those skills to find recruits.

(4) That you can get anywhere you want to go by combining curiosity, the ability to study and learn, language mastery, trust, and charm.

It made me very, very happy to know that, without becoming a doctor/psychiatrist, I could live very well in the world. Later on in my life, in addition to practicing psychology, I became an entrepreneur because of the above experiences.

5. Taking initiative.

I stopped a young girl from taking her life, after she told me that she wanted to “take a bunch of pills and fall asleep”.

I actually referenced it in my resume, with my experience on the Therapy Site we talked on, but they didn’t bring it up in the interview.

4. Too many wolves.

I am very Kind Hearted.

I think it would be silly for some people that i am sharing this , but i think i am proud of my kindness and i would never put it on my resume bcoz its never needed.

3. The more you know.

I’ve reviewed literally thousands of resume’s over the years, and the number of people who put “Mensa Member” on them is much higher than you’d expect.

Resume goes right in the trash.

2. The best accomplishment of all.

Getting out of being suicidal, well kinda getting out, I’m on my way at least.

1. I’ll be right over.

I make a MEAN shakshuka.

Don’t overcook the eggs; The yolks should still be runny.

Don’t make it too thin(if you do, just reduce it some before adding the eggs). It should be able to be put on top of a slice of bread or similar without all of it just running off the sides.

Sometimes the most useless talents to other people are the ones that mean the most to us, don’t you think?

Share yours with us in the comments!