‘Coffee’ listed as a viable LinkedIn skill

Brewhaha—161,000 users tout a certain savvy for the roasted bean on their online résumés. Plus, eccentric Craigslist job descriptions, your new (and copyright-free) birthday song, headlines that need to happen, HARO founder to leave Vocus, and more.

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The blends, the beans, the flavors, the aromas, the creamers, the mugs, the always-appreciated jolts of caffeine, the quirky baristas, the eclectic cafés, the ridiculous names Starbucks gives to its various drink sizes, not to mention simply the way it just makes me feel: I could go on and on tallying the wondrous things about my dearest friend, coffee, without ever fully capturing my fondness for it.

The same can’t be said, however, of the number of LinkedIn users that list java as a viable job skill—a whopping 161,000 profiles reportedly tout coffee in their online résumés. Esquire took to the professional social network to seek out the specifics of how jobseekers are getting even more mileage from their morning mud. The real question, though: how many are PR pros?

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