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.