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Watch out! These people are looking for work!

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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.”

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