Watch out! These people are looking for work! — Business Management Daily: Free Reports on Human Resources, Employment Law, Office Management, Office Communication, Office Technology and Small Business Tax Business Management Daily

Watch out! These people are looking for work!

by on
in HR Management,Human Resources

Desperate times mean job-seekers are resorting to desperate measures to make their résumés stand out in a crowd. CareerBuilder.com recently asked HR pros to share recent résumé goofs they’ve encountered. As you sift through that growing stack of résumés, watch out for the applicant who:

  • Listed God as a reference
  • Claimed to be a direct descendant of Vikings
  • Made it clear he was “not a gypsy”
  • Touted experience as “Master of Time and Universe”
  • Began an application by asking, “Do you want a tiger?”
  • Noted he had to bring his pet monkey to work
  • Ominously proclaimed, “I'll have your job in five years!”
  • Needed a 24-page résumé to highlight a five-year career
  • Put a picture of her cat on top of her résumé
  • Asked to be contacted at an e-mail address with the handle “lovesbeer.”

Leave a Comment