Wednesday, April 25, 2007

CV Blunders

I'm not usually in the habit of copy and pasting stuff onto this blog, but this was too hilarious to pass up. If you are rewriting your CV keep these in minds as things you really shouldnt do. writes...
Job site recently asked pollsters Harris Interactive to survey hiring managers and find out the wackiest resume items they've seen lately. Out of 2,627 responses, here are the top ten:

A job candidate...

1. ... attached a letter from her mother.
2. ... used pale blue paper with
teddy bears printed around the border.
3. ... explained a three-month gap in
employment by saying that he was getting over the death of his cat.
4. ...
specified that his availability to work Fridays, Saturdays, or Sundays is
limited because the weekends are "drinking time."
5. ... included a picture
of herself in a cheerleading uniform.
6. ... drew a picture of a car on the
outside of the envelope and said the car would be a gift to the hiring
7. ... listed hobbies that included sitting on a levee at night
watching alligators.
8. ... mentioned the fact that her sister had once won a
strawberry-eating contest.
9. ... stated that he works well in the
10. ... explained an arrest record by stating, "We stole a pig, but it
was a really small pig."

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