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Ridiculous resumes, inane interviews liven up the hiring process

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Ran in HR Weekly -- oct. 16 issue, and posted on site that week

Recruiting and interviewing potential new hires can be time-consuming, but for many employers the process is far from boring. In fact, given some of the wacky things candidates include on their résumés and blurt out during interviews, hiring may be the funniest part of an HR pro’s job.

The online job-search site Careerbuilder.com and Accountemps, a temp-services firm, regularly collect examples of job-seeking silliness encountered by HR professionals and hiring managers.

What pretty blue paper!

Since résumés often signal the first chance to find out whether applicants are phenoms or flakes, we’ll lead with Careerbuilder.com’s list of the worst résumé blunders of 2007—so far. When putting their best foot forward on paper, various candidates recently:

  • Noted spending summers on the family yacht in Grand Cayman.
  • Attached a letter from mom.
  • Used pa...(register to read more)

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