Too cocky/weird for interests section of OCI resume?

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OK to put on interest section of OCI resume?

Poll ended at Thu Dec 27, 2012 1:47 pm

Yes - cool skill
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No - too cocky
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Too cocky/weird for interests section of OCI resume?

Postby poloshark » Tue Sep 18, 2012 1:47 pm

I want to put, "Can solve Rubik's Cube in under 30 seconds doing one arm pushups."

Obv provided I can do this (10 months of practice/training), can I put this on my interests section of resume before OCI screeners?

Like this guy:

http://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthrea ... =148189403

Right now I can solve a cube in about a minute - using two hands and can only do maybe 5 one arm pushups with my left arm. No guarantees I'll even be able to do it but I wanted to see if this was ok to put down before I start training for this during my free time. Tyia broskis

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Re: Too cocky/weird for interests section of OCI resume?

Postby RodneyBoonfield » Tue Sep 18, 2012 2:03 pm

This just screams Dbag. If I'm an employer your resume is going into the trash unless you're top 10% + LR. HTH
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Re: Too cocky/weird for interests section of OCI resume?

Postby somewhatwayward » Tue Sep 18, 2012 2:06 pm

not if you do it as sloppily as the guy in the video...very poor form

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Re: Too cocky/weird for interests section of OCI resume?

Postby poloshark » Tue Sep 18, 2012 3:28 pm

Quad touches floor? Ding!

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Re: Too cocky/weird for interests section of OCI resume?

Postby spacepenguin » Tue Sep 18, 2012 7:19 pm

I voted yes. The fact that you have to ask this question, however, makes me wonder whether you have the personality capable of pulling it off without sounding douchey.

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Re: Too cocky/weird for interests section of OCI resume?

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Re: Too cocky/weird for interests section of OCI resume?

Postby gaud » Tue Sep 18, 2012 7:28 pm

sambeber wrote:scroll all the way down.

http://www.law.georgetown.edu/news/web- ... e-back.cfm


:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Re: Too cocky/weird for interests section of OCI resume?

Postby Take Two » Tue Sep 18, 2012 7:37 pm

sambeber wrote:scroll all the way down.

http://www.law.georgetown.edu/news/web- ... e-back.cfm


this is amazing

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Re: Too cocky/weird for interests section of OCI resume?

Postby quiver » Tue Sep 18, 2012 11:46 pm

Take Two wrote:
sambeber wrote:scroll all the way down.

http://www.law.georgetown.edu/news/web- ... e-back.cfm


this is amazing
So, not only are people doing this, but there is someone out there compiling rankings of them? Not sure if I'm deeply saddened or utterly impressed.

On second thought . . . what is the ranking methodology? That guy in the video paused to look at the cube sometimes, would he drop in the rankings for that? What about poor pushup form? Would you go higher in the rankings for doing the pushups with your non-dominant hand? So many questions.

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Re: Too cocky/weird for interests section of OCI resume?

Postby cinephile » Wed Sep 19, 2012 12:08 am

I thought the interests section was less about impressing an employer and more about making you seem relatable and giving you something in common to talk about. Do you anticipate your interviewer having the same skill and being able to have a chat about both your training techniques? If not, this sounds silly.

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Re: Too cocky/weird for interests section of OCI resume?

Postby CyanIdes Of March » Thu Sep 20, 2012 4:46 am

That's not a one handed push up. I can do that (I just did several to prove it to myself) and I'm not even that physically fit. I can't do a one handed push-up.

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Re: Too cocky/weird for interests section of OCI resume?

Postby Scotusnerd » Sat Sep 22, 2012 5:19 pm

Interest section is to post something employers can connect with. It is especially useful when you don't have much worthwhile to put on the resume.

I don't know many employers who have experienced the awesomeness that is one-handed rubrik's cube solving. Perhaps the world is just not ready for such awesomeness.

(Seriously, find something that other people can relate to. No employer cares if you can solve a rubrik's cube anymore than if you set the Guiness world record for the most tongue piercings.)

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Re: Too cocky/weird for interests section of OCI resume?

Postby Law Sauce » Sat Sep 22, 2012 5:25 pm

Only write this if you want to talk about it every interview. And if you want to sound like a just a weird weird dude. Seriously, after the interview, this isnt the only thing that you want people to remember about you.

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Re: Too cocky/weird for interests section of OCI resume?

Postby cahwc12 » Tue Sep 25, 2012 10:28 am

poloshark wrote:I want to put, "Can solve Rubik's Cube in under 30 seconds doing one arm pushups."

Obv provided I can do this (10 months of practice/training), can I put this on my interests section of resume before OCI screeners?

Like this guy:

http://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthrea ... =148189403

Right now I can solve a cube in about a minute - using two hands and can only do maybe 5 one arm pushups with my left arm. No guarantees I'll even be able to do it but I wanted to see if this was ok to put down before I start training for this during my free time. Tyia broskis


This could be you.

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Re: Too cocky/weird for interests section of OCI resume?

Postby Yuu » Thu Sep 27, 2012 10:59 pm

So, not only are people doing this, but there is someone out there compiling rankings of them? Not sure if I'm deeply saddened or utterly impressed.

On second thought . . . what is the ranking methodology? That guy in the video paused to look at the cube sometimes, would he drop in the rankings for that? What about poor pushup form? Would you go higher in the rankings for doing the pushups with your non-dominant hand? So many questions.


Hi. I'm the one-handed Rubik's Cube solver that was mentioned in the "New 1Ls Told to Give Back" story. Competitive Rubik's Cube solving is regulated by the World Cube Association (WCA). The WCA has a list of "events" (usually puzzles of different shape/dimensions) it officially recognizes as competitive events. Competitions are held globally and the rankings come from results you obtain in official competitions.

With the exception of one event, the rankings are organized by speed. There are two separate rankings: "single" and "average". "Single" refers to the fastest result you get. "Average" refers to a trimmed mean of 5 consecutive solves you do at a competition. They trim your fastest time and your slowest time and average the three remaining times. At the time of my application, I was ranked 12th for average.

Solving a puzzle while doing pushups is not an officially recognized event, so it does not factor into any sort of WCA-recognized ranking. It just happens to be totally badass. The guy doing pushups in the linked video is one of my good friends. We compete together all the time.

I'm kind of taken aback by the whole "people will just think you're weird" idea. It seems disappointing that people think employers will just dismiss the activity as weird.

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Re: Too cocky/weird for interests section of OCI resume?

Postby Jaqen » Fri Sep 28, 2012 5:18 am

Yuu wrote:
So, not only are people doing this, but there is someone out there compiling rankings of them? Not sure if I'm deeply saddened or utterly impressed.

On second thought . . . what is the ranking methodology? That guy in the video paused to look at the cube sometimes, would he drop in the rankings for that? What about poor pushup form? Would you go higher in the rankings for doing the pushups with your non-dominant hand? So many questions.


Hi. I'm the one-handed Rubik's Cube solver that was mentioned in the "New 1Ls Told to Give Back" story. Competitive Rubik's Cube solving is regulated by the World Cube Association (WCA). The WCA has a list of "events" (usually puzzles of different shape/dimensions) it officially recognizes as competitive events. Competitions are held globally and the rankings come from results you obtain in official competitions.

With the exception of one event, the rankings are organized by speed. There are two separate rankings: "single" and "average". "Single" refers to the fastest result you get. "Average" refers to a trimmed mean of 5 consecutive solves you do at a competition. They trim your fastest time and your slowest time and average the three remaining times. At the time of my application, I was ranked 12th for average.

Solving a puzzle while doing pushups is not an officially recognized event, so it does not factor into any sort of WCA-recognized ranking. It just happens to be totally badass. The guy doing pushups in the linked video is one of my good friends. We compete together all the time.

I'm kind of taken aback by the whole "people will just think you're weird" idea. It seems disappointing that people think employers will just dismiss the activity as weird.


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I see.

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Re: Too cocky/weird for interests section of OCI resume?

Postby Yuu » Fri Sep 28, 2012 8:48 am

So I joined and didn't get around to much posting. Your point is?

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Re: Too cocky/weird for interests section of OCI resume?

Postby Scotusnerd » Fri Sep 28, 2012 8:57 am

Yuu wrote:Hi. I'm the one-handed Rubik's Cube solver that was mentioned in the "New 1Ls Told to Give Back" story. Competitive Rubik's Cube solving is regulated by the World Cube Association (WCA). The WCA has a list of "events" (usually puzzles of different shape/dimensions) it officially recognizes as competitive events. Competitions are held globally and the rankings come from results you obtain in official competitions.

With the exception of one event, the rankings are organized by speed. There are two separate rankings: "single" and "average". "Single" refers to the fastest result you get. "Average" refers to a trimmed mean of 5 consecutive solves you do at a competition. They trim your fastest time and your slowest time and average the three remaining times. At the time of my application, I was ranked 12th for average.

Solving a puzzle while doing pushups is not an officially recognized event, so it does not factor into any sort of WCA-recognized ranking. It just happens to be totally badass. The guy doing pushups in the linked video is one of my good friends. We compete together all the time.

I'm kind of taken aback by the whole "people will just think you're weird" idea. It seems disappointing that people think employers will just dismiss the activity as weird.


Ok, let me put it to you this way. Imagine if you were an employer and you got a resume that had an 'interests' section. On that resume, someone put in 'I love to work out my triceps. I have the 3rd biggest triceps in the nation.'

If I were an employer, searching for someone to fill a law job, I would be like '...I have no one at my job that likes that. You are not like us. Ergo, you might not fit in.' It might not be as logical as that, but simply put, intentionally differentiating yourself in the area of interests is a dangerous practice. You don't want to be a special snowflake in a job. They want people who fit in.

Sorry if it's a bit uncomfortable, but it's the honest truth. No one cares that you can solve a rubrix cube, and they will assume that since you put that, you have no other more social likes that others share. It's the wrong forum to share it.

hope that helps.

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Re: Too cocky/weird for interests section of OCI resume?

Postby cahwc12 » Fri Sep 28, 2012 9:13 am

I feel like no one clicked that video link I posted.

It is a video resume of a yale student from a few years ago who sent it out to I-Banks and got laughed out of the entire profession. When you say you can solve a rubick's cube in under a minute while doing one-handed pushups, you come off as that guy.

A quality like that is cool, but not something you offer up on your own. Now, if you could find a way to get them to ask you about something where you can offer that information, sure that would be cool.

But putting it on your resume is just on another level.

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Re: Too cocky/weird for interests section of OCI resume?

Postby Yuu » Fri Sep 28, 2012 11:42 am

Ok, let me put it to you this way. Imagine if you were an employer and you got a resume that had an 'interests' section. On that resume, someone put in 'I love to work out my triceps. I have the 3rd biggest triceps in the nation.'

If I were an employer, searching for someone to fill a law job, I would be like '...I have no one at my job that likes that. You are not like us. Ergo, you might not fit in.' It might not be as logical as that, but simply put, intentionally differentiating yourself in the area of interests is a dangerous practice. You don't want to be a special snowflake in a job. They want people who fit in.

Sorry if it's a bit uncomfortable, but it's the honest truth. No one cares that you can solve a rubrix cube, and they will assume that since you put that, you have no other more social likes that others share. It's the wrong forum to share it.

hope that helps.


I can definitely see that happening. It's just hard for me to imagine that an employer would treat something like differences in simple interests that negatively. I always thought "fitting in" in the company culture sense had more to do with personality and character, assuming everyone can go about doing their jobs correctly. Obviously, I'm not an employer that's seeking someone to fill in a law job, so I wouldn't exactly know what typical employers expect.

Anyway, sorry for randomly appearing and hijacking the thread. My first post was to explain how competitive puzzle solving worked. It wasn't to advance the thought that it would be a great idea to flaunt it on a resume. I will for sure consider the advice very seriously. I will also consult a counselor. I'll be on my way now.

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Re: Too cocky/weird for interests section of OCI resume?

Postby cahwc12 » Fri Sep 28, 2012 9:11 pm

Yuu wrote:
Ok, let me put it to you this way. Imagine if you were an employer and you got a resume that had an 'interests' section. On that resume, someone put in 'I love to work out my triceps. I have the 3rd biggest triceps in the nation.'

If I were an employer, searching for someone to fill a law job, I would be like '...I have no one at my job that likes that. You are not like us. Ergo, you might not fit in.' It might not be as logical as that, but simply put, intentionally differentiating yourself in the area of interests is a dangerous practice. You don't want to be a special snowflake in a job. They want people who fit in.

Sorry if it's a bit uncomfortable, but it's the honest truth. No one cares that you can solve a rubrix cube, and they will assume that since you put that, you have no other more social likes that others share. It's the wrong forum to share it.

hope that helps.


I can definitely see that happening. It's just hard for me to imagine that an employer would treat something like differences in simple interests that negatively. I always thought "fitting in" in the company culture sense had more to do with personality and character, assuming everyone can go about doing their jobs correctly. Obviously, I'm not an employer that's seeking someone to fill in a law job, so I wouldn't exactly know what typical employers expect.

Anyway, sorry for randomly appearing and hijacking the thread. My first post was to explain how competitive puzzle solving worked. It wasn't to advance the thought that it would be a great idea to flaunt it on a resume. I will for sure consider the advice very seriously. I will also consult a counselor. I'll be on my way now.


What if you had the world record for shoving jelly beans up your nose? I mean at what point do you draw the line?

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Re: Too cocky/weird for interests section of OCI resume?

Postby JCFindley » Fri Sep 28, 2012 10:57 pm

cahwc12 wrote:I feel like no one clicked that video link I posted.

It is a video resume of a yale student from a few years ago who sent it out to I-Banks and got laughed out of the entire profession. When you say you can solve a rubick's cube in under a minute while doing one-handed pushups, you come off as that guy.

A quality like that is cool, but not something you offer up on your own. Now, if you could find a way to get them to ask you about something where you can offer that information, sure that would be cool.

But putting it on your resume is just on another level.


I enjoyed the video. (Would be more impressive if he didn't have three people helping him on the bench but I guess I would likely need four or five so who knows.)

But yeah, not what they are looking for in investment banking I suppose.

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Re: Too cocky/weird for interests section of OCI resume?

Postby dingbat » Fri Sep 28, 2012 11:14 pm

I used to be able to solve a rubik's cube in under 2 minutes, every time. My friends used it to win bar bets.

But never in a million years would I consider putting it on a resume. Hell, I'd rarely mention it
disclaimer: it's been close to 10 years since the last time I tried and I'm sure I've forgotten how to solve it by now, so don't ask

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Re: Too cocky/weird for interests section of OCI resume?

Postby RodneyBoonfield » Mon Oct 08, 2012 9:37 pm

The thing about shoving jelly beans up your nose looks less douchey (but still obviously does not belong) on the resume than "can solve rubiks cube in x amount of time while doing one handed pushups" any day of the week

If you have an interviewer with a cocaine problem, he might actually bite




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