Specificities of the resume

You probably know already that the expected form of the resume is different from country to country.
For example in the USA your resume is preferably without your picture and with a list of contacts as references. In France you should have a one-page resume. In Germany you put the date and you sign on your resume.

Did you know that some people write their achievements in videogames like "World of Warcraft" on their resume? Surprising, right? That is the topic of a Wall Street Journal article published on August 12, 2014.
Those candidates defend the idea that they developed some competences (leadership or communication for example) by playing certain games. Their high scores prove that they do have those competences and know how to use them to succeed. 

What do you think?
Do/Would you list your scores in certain games on your resume? Why?
Do you mention uncommon information on your resume? If yes, which one(s)?

Personally I write my MBTI profile on my resume. It is unusual to see it on candidates' resume even if this tool is known, famous and used around the world. That helps me in my speech when I try to explain what kind of personality I have.

Posted on August 23, 2014 and filed under Cultures / Intercultural, Human Resources.