Some of the Funniest Resume Bloopers I’ve Ever Seen

by Meg Guiseppi on September 15, 2008

Jobmob has put together a list of 150 ridiculous mistakes that job seekers make on their resumes, cover letters, and applications, culled from various sources.

I see a lot of grammatical errors and typos on the executive resumes that come my way, but these are priceless. Here’s a taste of some of the toppers:

→  Hobbies: “enjoy cooking Chinese and Italians”

→  “Career break in 1999 to renovate my horse”

→  Background: “28 dog years of experience in sales (four human).”

→  A resume listed a skill as “being bi-lingual in three languages”

→  Languages: “Fluent in English. Also I have been heard muttering Gibberish in my sleep.”

→  Application: How large was the department you worked in with your last company? “Answer: 3 stories.”

→  Employer: “Myself; received pay raise for high sales.”

→  Reason for leaving: “I thought the world was coming to an end.”

→  Objective: “I need money because I have bills to pay and I would like to have a life, go out partying, please my young wife with gifts, and have a menu entrée consisting of more than soup.”

→  Salary desired: “Starting over due to recent bankruptcies. Need large bonus when starting job.”

Take a look at the entire list for a good laugh. It’s a great diversion on a Monday morning, especially in these somber economic times.

{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Jacob from JobMob September 15, 2008 at 9:38 am

Hey Meg, glad you like the funny resume mistakes.

I Stumbled this for you:

2 Meg Guiseppi September 15, 2008 at 10:12 am

Hi Jacob,

Thanks for the great compilation. I thought it was time again to inject a little humor on my blog.

And thanks for Stumbling the post.


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