What Word Is Most Popular on People's Resumes in Each State?

June 17, 2016

When you're trying to land a job, I'm not sure talking about hunting Bigfoot or being a redneck is going to help.  But to each their own, I guess.

A career website called Zippia just analyzed more than 3.5 million resumes to figure out what word is disproportionately popular on people's resumes in each state.

Some of them make perfect sense.  Like, "Ford" is more popular in Michigan than anywhere else . . . "poker" is biggest in Nevada . . . and "Coca-Cola" is number one in Georgia, since that's their headquarters.

But a lot of them leave you just BAFFLED at how people are finding ways to get these words on their resumes.  Or WHY.

Like "redneck" in Missouri . . . "Batman" in Oklahoma . . . "ghosts" in Maryland . . . "Harry Potter" in Rhode Island . . . "anime" in Massachusetts . . . "Bigfoot" in New Hampshire . . . "Superman" in Pennsylvania . . . and "Warcraft" in Nebraska.

But no one can touch North Carolina, where the most disproportionately popular word on resumes is . . . "Kardashian." 

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