For those of us who have watched the NFL for the past 15 years it is hard to imagine the New England Patriots without a certain Tom Brady.
But after a solid if unspectacular quarterback career at the University of Michigan, and an distinct lack of interest from NFL franchises heading into the 2000 draft, Brady himself was prepared for that exact possibility.
And thanks to the veteran quarterback's post on social media Thursday we now know just how prepared.
Tom Brady posted his professional résumé as part of 'throw back Thursday' and it is fantastic - offering an insight into Brady's expectations on the eve of the draft when he wasn't sure if he'd be throwing footballs for a living or clocking into the office at 9am Monday-Friday.
"Found my old résumé! Really thought I was going to need this after the 5th round," the Patriots legend wrote on his official Facebook account alongside this photo of the document in question.
'Thomas E. Brady, Jr.' certainly had an eclectic mix of experience and academic achievements to fill the A4 piece of paper - with sales experience taking president over his record on the gridiron.
Experience and education
So what exactly had a young Tom Brady to offer the world? Well if you ever need someone to monitor the sale of golf shop merchandise, or supervise park security the three-time Superbowl winner may just be your man.
Spanning from the summer of 1996 to 1999 the young Brady made a case for employment based on five specific examples of his work history:
Summer 1996: Top of the Park/Ann Arbor Summer Festival - Park Security Manager/Service
Summer 1997: Dudlar and Sons Custon Home Building - Supervisor/Service
Summer 1998: Polo Fields Golf and Country Club - Sales Representative/Course Ranger
Summer 1999: University of Michigan Golf Course - Sales Representative/Assistant Clubhouse Manager
And the pièce de résistance - an internship with Merrill Lynch.
Much of the qualities gained in such roles are the same as fill thousands of budding employee's résumé each day but it really is hard to image Tom Brady carrying any of them out having watched him for so long in the NFL.
Brady's academic achievements - a Bachelor of General Studies with a 3.3 GPA - are also proudly listed.
NFL came calling
None of that has since been much use for Tom Brady however following the New England Patriots' decision to take a punt on the Michigan QB in the sixth round of the draft with the 199th overall pick.
Since then he has appeared in 195 games for the Patriots, thrown 361 touchdowns and has three rings to his name.
But it is good to know that a young Brady just out of college wasn't taking any chances that his NFL dream would come easy.
We're sure he would have been as asset to Merrill Lynch too. But would you hire him?
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