1. I love her !

  2. Love this! I would add…

    Resilient: can withstand being told 294492 times, “sorry ma’am, attorneys only” every time she walks into Chambers.

  3. this is too funny. i just started grad school, 5 years after undergrad and 3 babies later … and no formal ‘job’ of any kind and had to send in a resume with my application. the first thing on there was ‘stay at home mom’ and my first task or duty was ‘keep three tiny people alive’. the admissions committee ate it up!

  4. CATHERINE says...

    I love this!! This would make a great t-shirt! -or great T-shirts, one competence per shirt!!

  5. Mandy Fuel says...

    This is really a pretty accurate description of my life right now. I have not needed a resume for the last decade, but now my kids are older I am trying to expand my range in the marketplace. I would love to have the cheek to attach this as a cover letter! It might get a chuckle but I may also relegate myself to the unemployed.

  6. This is hilarious.

  7. eg says...

    Orienteering: can quickly dodge and navigate around slow walkers, texters, short-stoppers, three-abreasters, and tourists on a New York sidewalk.

  8. Analytical/responsible: knows how many glasses of wine can be drunk before properly cutting self off from access to social media and texting.

  9. Alexandra Graves says...

    This comic is a little disappointing! You can be both funny and adult in your humor- this makes an applicant seem like a child who cares about nothing other than giggling with girlfriends and painting nails! How about instead of changing your opinion you put in ” Able to use intelligence and charm to change people’s opinions in minutes”. I mean, we aren’t children here! Give us STRONG women some credit!

  10. Lauren E. says...

    I am constantly telling people how good I am at board games and how I wish I could somehow translate that into a real life skill. So I’d have to add:

    Thinks outside the box: can accurately and quickly see a mermaid in the barely-molded lump of clay during a game of Cranium.

  11. somlou says...

    delivery assessment:
    able to apply deadpan, quick responses over slack when colleagues are overwhelmed/frustrated or generally discouraged

  12. HJM says...

    Marketing/Branding: Running a long-term daily campaign promoting virtues of fruits and vegetables to toddler-based focus group (my 3 year old). Hoping to have solid result over a longer market span, say 15 more years.

  13. S says...

    Multitasking: Keeps at least 10 tabs open on the internet browser at all times. Can read two articles at once while eating snacks.

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      haha yes to these!

  14. Haha, love the adaptability one. Resumes are such a strange thing to me.
    Resume: Coordinates inter-office delivery and communication.
    Reality: Hands out mail.
    ;p

    http://www.wonderlandsam.com

  15. Strategic Thinking: Can successfully navigate friends through loss and heartache while staying true to their long-term life goals

  16. Haha can I use this as my professional resume?! Currently job hunting so the timing of this post is perfect. Thanks for the laugh, Mari!

  17. Louisa says...

    Accepts Criticism: will throw away entire pot of previously requested mac and cheese to make nutritionally equivalent quesadilla while muttering under breath that this child will never, ever get a pony.

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      hahahahahahaha literally laughing out loud at my desk

    • Talia says...

      Hysterical! I laughed out loud! :)

    • Rebecca Fuldner says...

      YESSSS! Favorite comment, yet! :)

  18. Anita says...

    I am all for self-depricating humour and poking fun at how aggrandizing resumes can be, but women still have to fight to be taken seriously in the workplace, against stereotypes that our priorities are shampoo, dates and outfits, and have difficulty working under pressure and scrutiny. If a man wrote this “honest resume” how would we feel? Not laughing.

    • Jasmine says...

      Thank you for posting this. I work in a male dominated industry and I confront a lot of stereotypes at work- for instance, that I am constantly preoccupied by my appearance, prioritize my love life all else, and that my opinions are weakly held because that are based on emotions. It is disheartening to see women perpetuating these stereotypes themselves.

    • I see what you are saying, but I think men could write a similarly self deprecating one for themselves.

    • Kari says...

      I agree. Thank you.

    • I can see your point. If I knew a man wrote this I might question his intention. However, knowing that a woman wrote this I can access that her intention is to connect the dots between our daily life skills and work skills. Although it does appear to be geared towards women’s skills…. this could also point to skills of men as well. I honestly don’t feel it’s about men vs women, it’s just making fun of how quick we are as workers/humans to write off the skills we employ to operate our lives successfully. As a business owner and parent, I think men and woman should market all their skills!

    • Meredith says...

      Mari’s illustrations are about her life. They aren’t a blanket statement for all women. Cut the girl some slack, y’all.

    • Rachel says...

      Agree-a lot of these Mari comics strike me as reveling in cutesy frivolousness, like however we as women may present ourselves to the world-no matter how professional, competent, and polished-who we really are these charmingly flustered flakes running late and directing our energy to hair care and our friends’ love lives. Something about these just rubs me the wrong way. And it may be about Mari’s life, but when you put it in a lifestyle blog aimed a a particular demographic, the assumption is that it speaks to and about the blog’s readers as a group.

  19. Meg says...

    Multi-tasking: can nurse baby while spoon-feeding toddler breakfast while resenting husband for going to gym while hating Trump while wondering if I’m doing Kegels correctly and if it even matters :)

    • Sarah Adams says...

      That’s hilarious!

    • Yes this! Ha!

    • Mary Beth says...

      @Meg – thanks for providing me with a good hearty laugh!

  20. Yen says...

    Problem solving: Can order pizza when dinner is ruined.

  21. Sarah Kang says...

    Yes to morning makeup multi-tasking lol!

  22. The subway line cracks me up. My husband was flummoxed when he arrived in NY and confronted this. What do you mean we have to go uptown to go downtown?

  23. Mariana says...

    Love it! So true :)