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RealEyesRealizeRealLies's avatar

Is it appropriate to use my eBay feedback and Fluther Jelly Awards as character reference on job application?

Asked by RealEyesRealizeRealLies (30938points) May 28th, 2013

Right? You know these things are hard won and built over time. What value are they if not utilized in some way?

As an eBay seller especially, my 100% positive feedback is a highly prized reference to ensure buyers of confident transactions. I earned it.

And though it may sound cheeky, the Jelly Awards are accumulated through consistent participation, with specific requirements associated with each. They are awards right? Why not flaunt them on an application?

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gailcalled's avatar

Only if you don’t want the job.

Judi's avatar

EBAY seller maybe, but jelly awards say you will be sneaking away at work to check your activity on your employers time. Come to think of it, they might worry that you will be checking bids on your latest listings as well.

elbanditoroso's avatar

Try it and let us know how ti goes.

I wouldn’t hold my breath for this approach to be a smashing success, however. Few people have ever heard of Fluther, and would not appreciate the time and dedication that you have put into it.

You may not want them to know of Fluther either—with 25K lurve, you have answered a lot of questions – and a good shrink could paint a pretty accurate picture of you be reading your answers. Do you really want to open the door to that?

FutureMemory's avatar

If you actually get called in for an interview, make sure you wear a hat.

Seek's avatar

I wonder if “Content Moderator – Worldwide social networking site” would be something to have on there though. Who needs more detail than that?

SadieMartinPaul's avatar

Fluther points are just like Skee-Ball tickets. You can exchange them for a new comb, or maybe a keychain, or perhaps a pair of fuzzy dice to hang from your rear-view mirror. Just stop by the counter at the Fluther Arcade.

KNOWITALL's avatar

Those are social references, not business references. You should use the ebay feedback if the field is related to the job, but only then.

augustlan's avatar

Hahahahaha, I’d love to see that! I wouldn’t hire you, but it would make my day.

@Seek_Kolinahr I totally would use volunteer moderator experience on a resume.

peridot's avatar

Absolutely! Online popularity is the only thing that matters—ask any high-profile Facebook or Twitter user. Where would PSY be today without YouTube?

Flaunt your credentials proudly. Use brightly-colored fonts to play them up.


RealEyesRealizeRealLies's avatar

I see you grasped the seriousness of this question @KNOWITALL.

I’m not stopping until my Fluther awards can afford the pink RC Barbie car. Don’t tempt me with trinkets.
you guys

SadieMartinPaul's avatar

@RealEyesRealizeRealLies “I’m not stopping until my Fluther awards can afford the pink RC Barbie car. Don’t tempt me with trinkets.”

I’ve had my eye on that big, circa-1985 boom-box. If you look carefully, you’ll see it way up there on the top shelf.

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