Helping you find work

From CareerBuilder comes this advice for jobseekers – examples to follow:

1] Candidate called himself a genius and invited the hiring manager to interview him at his apartment.

2] Candidate’s cover letter talked about her family being in the mob.

3] Candidate applying for a management job listed “gator hunting” as a skill.

4] Candidate’s resume included phishing as a hobby.

5] Candidate specified that her resume was set up to be sung to the tune of “The Brady Bunch.”

6] Candidate highlighted the fact that he was “Homecoming Prom Prince” in 1984.

7] Candidate claimed to be able to speak “Antarctican” when applying for a job to work in Antarctica.

8] Candidate’s resume had a photo of the applicant reclining in a hammock under the headline “Hi, I’m _____ and I’m looking for a job.”

9] Candidate’s resume was decorated with pink rabbits.

10] Candidate listed “to make dough” as the objective on the resume.

11] Candidate applying for an accounting job said he was “deetail-oriented” and spelled the company’s name incorrectly.

12] Candidate’s cover letter contained “LOL.”

6 Responses to “Helping you find work”

  1. dearieme August 18, 2012 at 07:23 Permalink

    I liked the rabbits.

  2. Rossa August 18, 2012 at 07:57 Permalink

    I used to make dough for a living and still make dough once a week. This week it was brown, then white will be next week. Anything to keep living :-)

  3. James Higham August 18, 2012 at 08:55 Permalink

    These were really good – must incorporate them in my CV. I’ve emailed them to an HR person I know – hope she sees the humour.

  4. Chuckles August 18, 2012 at 09:00 Permalink

    ‘HR person’ and ‘humour’ in the same sentence? Shurely shome mishtake?

  5. dearieme August 18, 2012 at 12:03 Permalink

    “hope she sees the humour”: only if she’s about to retire.

  6. haiku August 18, 2012 at 15:05 Permalink

    You number HR people amongst your friends ?

    Serial killers one can accept – I mean, we all have our quirks – but HR people ?

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