The best of the worst, you might say. Thanks to failblog.org and Flickr for these. If this gallery makes you laugh - and it should! - please cheer up your friends by sharing it with them on Twitter and/or Facebook. Thanks!
And all of these really happened. Don't miss the Top 10 at the bottom. Enjoy! From CareerBuilder.ca's study via Mainstreet.com: 1. Resume delivered in a balloon 2. A four-page resume detailing every position and volunteer job a person has ever had since he was 12 3. Each line had one bold word that formed a "hidden" message about how great the applicant would be for the position 4. [The resume was] Scrawled in pencil on butcher's paper 5. Listed "Have flown on a corporate jet" as a notable achievement 6. A resume etched into a wooden cutting board 7. Many small teddy bears and daisies adorned the edges of the pink paper (used for the resume) 8. Listed "Worked with my dad building things. Worked with my mum cleaning the house," as past experience
People write the strangest things on their resumes, sometimes downright hysterical. Why should only recruiting managers get to laugh at these? The Top 10 are at the bottom. Enjoy! From Resume Hell: 1. "Career break in 1999 to renovate my horse" 2. "1990 - 1997: Stewardess - Royal Air Force" 3. Hobbies: "enjoy cooking Chinese and Italians" 4. "Service for old man to check they are still alive or not." 5. Cleaning skills: "bleaching, pot washing, window cleaning, mopping, e.t.c" 6. "Job involved...counselling clientele on accidental insurance policies available" 7. "2001 summer Voluntary work for taking care of the elderly and vegetable people" 8. "I'm intrested to here more about that. I'm working today in a furniture factory as a drawer" 9. "I am about to enrol on a Business and Finance Degree with the Open University. I feel that this qualification will prove detrimental to me for future success." 10. "Time is very valuable and it should be always used to achieve optimum results and I believe it should not be played around with" 11. "I belive that weakness is the first level of strength, given the right attitude and driving force. My school advised me to fix my punctuality..."