Resume Mistakes

BokehBokeh Member Posts: 1,636 ■■■■■■■□□□
The survey, which was conducted by Harris Interactive© from May 19 to June 8, 2011, included more than 2,600 employers nationwide.

When asked to recall the most memorable or unusual resumes, human resource managers and hiring managers shared the following:

1) Candidate said the more you paid him, the harder he worked.
2) Candidate was fired from different jobs, but included each one as a reference.
3) Candidate said he just wanted an opportunity to show off his new tie.
4) Candidate listed her dog as a reference.
5) Candidate listed the ability to do the moonwalk as a special skill.
6) Candidates -a husband and wife looking to job share -submitted a co-written poem.
7) Candidate included “versatile toes” as a selling point.
icon_cool.gif Candidate said that he would be a “good asset to the company,” but failed to include the “et” in the word “asset.”
9) Candidate’s email address on the resume had “shakinmybootie” in it.
10) Candidate included that she survived a bite from a deadly aquatic animal.
11) Candidate used first name only.
12) Candidate asked, “Would you pass up an opportunity to hire someone like this? I think not.”
13) Candidate insisted that the company pay him to interview with them because his time was valuable.
14) Candidate shipped a lemon with résumé, stating “I am not a lemon.”
15) Candidate included that he was arrested for assaulting his previous boss.

Comments

  • hiddenknight821hiddenknight821 Member Posts: 1,209 ■■■■■□□□□□
    Haha. icon_lol.gif Thanks for sharing with us. I need a good laugh.

    EDIT: I forgot to add what I like from above
    Bokeh wrote: »
    “Would you pass up an opportunity to hire someone like this? I think not.”

    I wouldn't be surprised if I knew a couple of friends that probably put something like this on their resumes.
  • BokehBokeh Member Posts: 1,636 ■■■■■■■□□□
    Using the last one is a sure fire way to get the job .... NOT! lol. Some people, I tell ya ....
  • whatthehellwhatthehell Member Posts: 920
    1) Candidate said the more you paid him, the harder he worked.

    ROFL

    That sounds like some coworkers I know!
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  • DevilsbaneDevilsbane Member Posts: 4,212 ■■■■■■■■□□
    Bokeh wrote: »
    When asked to recall the most memorable or unusual resumes, human resource managers and hiring managers shared the following:

    Just because they were unusual doesn't mean that they didn't get hired! I know some people that would hire shakinmybootie sight unseen.
    Decide what to be and go be it.
  • undomielundomiel Member Posts: 2,818
    Number 13 watched Good Will Hunting a few too many times. I could see how number 10 could be spun off as a good/impressive/memorable thing.
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