Six Completely Bizarre Resumes

Six Completely Bizarre Resumes

1-Error ProneError Prone

58% of hirers will dismiss a candidate if the accompanying resume contains typos.

2-Copy and Paste JobCopy and Paste Job

32% will dismiss a candidate if the resume simply contains large amounts of the same exact wording from the job posting.

3-Return to SenderReturn to Sender

31% will dismiss a candidate if the resume uses an inappropriate email address.

4-Chronological DisorderChronological Disorder

27% will dismiss a candidate if the resume doesn’t include exact dates of employment.

5-Bizarre Resumes: Spell CheckBizarre Resumes: Spell Check

A resume’s “Skills” section was spelled “Skelze.”

6-Bizarre Resumes: Photo FinishBizarre Resumes: Photo Finish

A resume included the candidate’s baby pictures.

7-Bizarre Resumes: Beam Him—OutBizarre Resumes: Beam Him—Out

A resume was written in Klingon language from Star Trek.

8-Bizarre Resumes: Vital InformationBizarre Resumes: Vital Information

A resume failed to include the candidate’s name.

9-Bizarre Resumes: Personal ConvictionBizarre Resumes: Personal Conviction

A resume detailed time spent in jail for assaulting a former boss.

10-Bizarre Resumes: Bizarre Resumes: “I Want My MTV”

A resume was presented as a music video.

Dennis McCafferty
Dennis McCafferty
Dennis McCafferty is a contributor to CIO Insight. He covers topics such as IT leadership, IT strategy, collaboration, and IT for businesses.

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