Telltale Signs of a Terrible Resume
From outright lies to blatant typos, these resumes represent some all-time resume blunders.
77% of survey respondents said they’ve found a lie in a resume.
43% said they spend less than a minute looking at a resume, and 24% spend no more than 30 seconds doing so.
63% said they’ll pay more attention to a resume if it is customized to an open position.
41% said they pay more attention if skills sets are listed first.
40% said they pay more attention if a cover letter is included.
An applicant wrote that he had great attention to detail—while misspelling the word, “attention.”
An applicant claimed he worked at a federal prison, but a background check indicated he was actually incarcerated at one.
An applicant stated he had been a prince in a past life.
An applicant quoted Star Wars in his resume.
An applicant said he would work harder – if he got paid more.
An applicant listed “smoking” under the category of “hobbies.”