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33 Funny Cover Letters and Job Applications That are Actually Real
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MOST of these are real. See if you can spot the few joke ones, and mention your picks in the comments.

1) “Attached is a copy of my CV and his death certificate”

application for employment


2) “I have brave fight to wild bear”

funny cover letter


3) “I am only 6”

6 year old cover letter


4) Reason for leaving: “It sucked”

walmart application


5) “kount money faster than a bank teller”

funny black man job application


6) “i like kids and its fun to fiddle with them”

nanny job application


7) “I won't waste your time… feeding you a line of crap”

summer internship cover letter


8) “If you have any questions, please feel free to f#$king contact me”

intern public relations copywriting position


9) “it would be the highest choice of my smile to discuss myself being hired”

letter to hr


10) “Please explain your rationale for the rainbow”

rainbow colored email


11) Please tell me why you deserve to be hired: “To be paid”

peterson management group application


12) “You need me to work you because you seem to have trouble with math”

americas number1 burgerman needs a job


13) “lets make it happen WOO WOO”

ricky santangelo application


14) “Please realize that I'm not a braggart or conceited”

summer analyst applicant


15) “calling our head of HR a ‘skank ho' does not gain you any plus points”

bbc rejection letter


16) “My middle name is Promptness. True story. Ask my mom”

ragan received worst cover letter


17) “here's a good presentation that cover's the basics”

worst cover letter in eight years


18) “this position sparked my interested because…”

typo error cover letter


19) “I am your dog walker… I got a 1600 on my SATs”

upper east side dog walker


20) “Me also can fight for boxing like Tyson”

nigerian application letter


21) “I am also very highly motivated, just show me the money”

gee publishing limitedmapplication


22) “I hate this guy”

horrific job application


23) “I'm sick of writing these pedestrian cover letters, you're sick of reading them”

busines insider average at excel


24) “I am 24 years old which is why I think this position is a great fit for me”

business insider 24year old good fit


25) “I received some feedback from the grandfather of a friend”

business insider grandfather loves writing


26) “And like to write columns, blogs, reviews, articles and letter to the editor”

business insider is this english


27) “since I moved here solely for career purposes, don't really have any friends yet… I'm in a perfect position to make work my life”

business insider lack of response


28) “right now studying in a Left leaning institution”

business insider negative applicant


29) “the only caveat IS I have to do this during non-working hours”

business insider non working hours


30) The most generic cover letter ever?

business insider no position applied for


31) “it would probably explode from Cancer of the RAM”

business insider self importance


32) “I dont have any expereince”

business insider spelling error


33) Business Insider Sports Intern?

business insider sports intern


34) Captain America's cover letter

funny cover letters job applications tweet 1

funny cover letters job applications tweet 2

35) “I am writing to you in regard to the position of boyfriend”

boyfriend position

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Jacob Share

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This Post Has 5 Comments

  1. Shirleen browne

    Jacob. These are great. The funniest cover letters and resumes. Real people writing real letters not corporate lingo. I laughed till I cried reading the resumes. Thankyou. A wonderful relief from university assignments.

  2. Patrick Algrim

    Haha, I had a wonderful time reading this! Thanks so much for compiling all these wonderful examples.

  3. Sara

    These are hilarious!

    I’d guess that the following are fake: 1, 8, 20 and 31.

    1. Jacob Share

      1 is probably fake, but the others may well be real in that they were actually sent to a recruiter. Click through to see for yourself

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