This Resume With Errors Led To A Job Of A Lifetime

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Image provided by loneysandwich on Flickr.com

Career and job-search experts often caution job seekers to proof their resumes and make sure there aren't any typos. But recently, Marco Arment (pictured, right, at a laptop), who was Tumblr founder David Karp's first hire, posted to his blog the resume that he used back in 2006 to get a job at the microblogging social network. His resume was ordinary -- and contained errors. "I'm embarrassed that I didn't know to use en dashes for the year ranges," he wrote. (He used hyphens and em dashes instead. The full resume is posted below.)

The minor flub was, of course, no reflection of Arment's programming abilities. The rest of his just- revealed 7-year-old resume is chock-full of programming credentials basically unintelligible to anyone outside the field. And the website he helped create, and spent four years working at, Tumblr, was bought last month by Yahoo for $1.1 billion. For his part, he claimed that he isn't making "yacht-and-helicopter money from the acquisition." But according to PrivCo, a New York-based research firm that tracks the venture capital industry, the average payout for Tumblr's first employees is around $6.2 million each, though he likely will earn more as Karp's first employee. (In total, Tumblr has 178 employees.)