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HOW TO WRITE A RESUME
    AmIAnnoying.com welcomes and appreciates all contributions to the site.
    We've put together this guide to outline some rules that should be followed if you'd like to contribute.
    This will help ensure a quick posting of your contributions to the site as well help keep AmIAnnoying.com the fun and addictive site we all love!
    All resumes submitted to AmIAnnoying.com becomes the property of Escapeway, Inc., parent company of AmIAnnoying.com
Choosing a Celebrity
  • Check to make sure the celebrity has not yet be done.
    The Resume Toolkit. You can also use the Index.
  • Celebrities are well known famous public people.
  • Do not submit fictional characters (cartoon, video game, acting roles, legends, mascots, etc.) without approval from Team Annoy.
  • Need help coming up with a celebrity, check our Resume Call Sheet.
Resume Format
Explanation of Resume Format
    Celebrity Name
    Most common name used by the celebrity

    Occupation
    A word or two describing what the celebrity did/does.
    Examples: Vocalist, Actor, Prime Minister, Murderer, etc.
    If more than one primary occupation use a slash, Example: Model/Actress

    Birth date - Death date
    Use American system of dating - Month Day, Year surrounded by parenthesis.
    Month is completely spelled out.
    If you have a partial date you can use ? for the missing areas.
    Examples:
    Birth and death dates known (January 1, 1925-February 5, 2002)
    Still alive: (October 11, 1945- )
    Unknown year: (May 8, 19??- )
    Approximate year: (Circa January 3, 1920- )
    Don't know the birth day (1833-November 4, 1901)
    Don't know the birth year (?-November 4, 1901)

    Place of Birth
    If US: City and State are preferred
    If Canada: City and Providence are preferred
    Elsewhere: City and Country
    Examples: Born in San Diego, California; Born in Munich, Germany

    Birth Name
    Only if the birth name is different from the celebrity's name.
    If the celebrity's name is missing the middle name or is merely the obvious nickname disregard.
    Use the term "Birth name is" and NOT "Real name is"

    Credentials
    This is a list of accomplishments.
    Give us some highlight credentials, we are not writing a biography.
    Use sentence fragments/phrases not complete sentences (phrases rarely end in periods).
    In credentials we don't need the name of a character a person portrayed in a movie, we do use it for TV series or a plays.
    We put titles in quotes.
    Most words in a title are capitalized.
    IMPORTANT: Check how to use quotes in the Grammar Section
    IMDB is an excellent source for credentials.
    Here are some examples with the best dialogue.
    Acted in 'Movie 1 (1977),' 'Movie 2 (1982),' 'Movie 3 (1986),' 'Movie 4 (1987)' and 'Movie 5 (2003)'
    Portrayed John Doe on 'TV Show 1,' Jim Doe on 'TV Show 2,' Jack Doe on 'TV Show 3,' Joe Doe on 'TV Show 4' and Jimmy Doe on 'TV Show 5,'
    Performed as Jane in 'Stage Show 1,' Jean in 'Stage Show 2' and Jen in 'Stage Show 3'
    Recorded 'Song 1,' 'Song 2' and 'Song 3'
    Won two Emmy Awards (1994, 97)
    King of Kingdomland (1844-64)

    Reasons why Annoying
    List reasons why the celebrity is annoying.
    List each new idea on its own separate line.
    Tell us a few factual things that might make that celebrity annoying.
    Use complete sentences with good grammar and accurate punctuation.
    Check other resumes to see what is considered annoying.
    Be creative and come up with a few things you find annoying about this celebrity.
    Stay with facts, avoid opinions.
    We prefer short complete sentences.
    Remember most people who come to vote are more likely to read something short and quick.

    Reason why NOT Annoying
    Same criteria as "Reasons why Annoying" but except, of course, NOT annoying.

    Credit Line
    This is your name or the name of the person(s) who wrote the resume.
    You may use a screen name or decline having the resume credited to you.

    Collections
    You may suggest some applicable collections that fit for your resume.
    A list of collections can be found at: Collection List.

    Picture
    Provide a website or two that may have interesting picture of the celebrity.
    We prefer goofy or odd pictures.
    Do not e-mail pictures unless permission is given by Team Annoy.
Grammar/Style Rules
    We do not use quotation marks " we use the apostraphe instead '.
    The quotation mark can be misinterpreted by the database and cause problems.
    Punctuation ALWAYS goes inside the quote.
    Wrong: Hello',
    Correct: Hello,'
    We also put the year of the movie inside the quote:
    Correct: 'Movie 1 (1947),'

    When listing things like movies remember the next to the last one does not get a comma
    (This applies to books, recordings, plays, TV Series, etc.)
    Wrong: '1,' '2,' '3,' and '4'
    Correct: '1,' '2,' '3' and '4'

    Always spell out the month completely and use American dating
    Wrong: (3 Feb. 1994)
    Correct: (February 3, 1994)

    Always begin a ( with a space.
    Wrong: He likes candy( M & Ms and Nestles).
    Correct: He likes candy (M & Ms and Nestles).

    Try to spell correctly, it does help.
    This is a U.S. site so please use American English spelling and punctuation rules.

    Don't be lazy, use the shift key to correctly capitalize words.

Where to submit your resume
    Either E-MAIL or in the forum's Do It Yourself section.
    To use DO IT YOURSELF you will need to Register in the Forum.

    Note: Do It Yourself is only for submitting resumes of celebrities.
    Users of Do It Yourself are invited to provide additional information and correct innaccuracies concerning those resumes only.
    We also don't mind genuine encouraging messages to the writer of said resume.
    Off topic messages and insults may be deleted.

IMPORTANT NOTES:
  • Do NOT plagiarize! Do NOT plagiarize! Do NOT plagiarize!
    Especially if you cut and paste, don't plagiarize. Put things in your own words.
  • All resumes become the property of Escapeway, Inc., AmIAnnoying.com's parent company.
  • Use your own good sense to determine the length of the resume.
    If it is very short, chances are we can not use it.
    On the other hand if it is too lengthy it will not be enjoyable to read and become boring.
    Look at some of the resumes we have posted to get an idea of a decent length.
  • Remember most site visitors want to vote, not read.
    They want short quick sentences.
    Avoid excessive verbiage, say things simply.
  • Try to balance ANNOYING and NOT ANNOYING.
    Obviously some celebrities cry out that they are very annoying, but dig deep to find reasons why they are not.
    Also those celebrities who are pure good, try to find something annoying about them too.
  • Keep the resumes coming, even if we don't get to them right away, we really enjoy when our members write them. It gives a more diverse group of resumes and from a different perspective.
  • It is a great help if you cut and paste using the Resume Toolkit to provide reference links to celebrities.
  • Avoid opinions in why someone is annoying or not annoying.
    Saying someone is a good parent, a bad actor, great to their fans is unnecessary.
  • Try to stick to facts only.
  • In credentials we use phrases, do NOT use complete sentences.
  • Avoid using credentials in why someone is annoying or not.
    Appearing on a TV show or in a movie usually does not make someone annoying or not.
  • Remember the character a celebrity portrays is not that celebrity's real personality.
    This is especially true if you do a wrestler, the character's persona is not the person.
  • Unless permission is given, avoid the use of fictional characters, they will be rejected.
  • Try to avoid obscure celebrities. If they are obscure are they really a celebrity?
  • Please don't take any criticism from Team Annoy as negative, we just want our site to be consistent, it doesn't mean we are right.
  • We apologize if it sounds like we are not grateful for the work you guys have done, but we are trying to keep things consistent.
  • Thanks for your cooperation.
  • The best way to help us, is to check the differences from what we want, to what you are providing us, is to check how your resume looks on line.
    Notice the difference from what you write to what appears.

Revision: June 27, 2003

 
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