Careers Slideshow: How to Fail in Your Job SearchBy Dennis McCafferty | Posted 07-18-2012
In the Family Business
A candidate's cover letter included details about her family being in the mob.
Hackers Need Not Apply
An applicant's resume listed phishing as a hobby.
A candidate's resume was decorated with pink rabbits.
An applicant listed "to make dough" as the objective on the resume.
The Devil in the Details
A candidate wrote that he was "deetail-oriented" while misspelling the name of the company he was applying for.
The Last Laugh
An applicant's cover letter contained "LOL."
A Pleasing Palate
Creative SuccessesFor a food-industry job, a candidate customized the resume in the form of a fine-dining menu -- and got the job.
Creative SuccessesAn applicant sent his resume in the form of an oversized Rubik's Cube, and the recipient had to push tiles around to align the resume. He was hired.
Just Google It
Creative SuccessesAn applicant crafted his resume to look like Google search results for "perfect candidate." (It was enough to get him carefully considered, although he didn't get the job.)