While compiling the 150 Funniest Resume Mistakes Ever, I came upon the following anecdote and it was too funny not to pass on:
I once was playing around with my friends while writing my resume. I added things like:
10/02 – 08/05 God
Oversaw and maintained creation, chaos and stability of the entire universe.
Forced to resign due to conflict of opinion with human race with respect to the flavor of car wax.
This alone is childish, and fun to giggle at, but when I forwarded my resume off to a very nice job, after speaking to them for months trying to get my foot in the door I realized I sent the wrong one.
2 weeks later I received a letter from them declining my resume due to over-qualifications. They had no place for the creator of all that is, was and ever will be, and didn't believe the shareholders would feel comfortable with a former deity who liked to spend late nights with a bottle of jack and 17 small stuffed animals as his new hobby, overseeing foreign operations of the company.
(Seen in the comments on Ask Annie's)