Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Do You Really Want A Job

by Bonnie Calhoun

Okay, okay...I give....no more emails! I'm back...I'm better...Well I'm back to what I consider normal *snort*

This is not a paid advertisement, but I saw this on CareerBuilders.com, and it was as funny as any joke I've ever posted. And the best part is they are dead serious! *snort* Fact is always stranger than fiction!

This is a bunch of things that they say are real no-no's when writing a resume. It boggles the mind that anyone, of the age to be looking for a job, would do these stupid things!

Applicant included a picture of herself in a cheerleading uniform.

- Applicant used pale blue paper with teddy bears printed around the border.

- Applicant attached a letter from her mother.

- Applicant specified that his availability was limited because Friday, Saturday and Sunday was "drinking time."

- Applicant explained that he works well nude.

- Applicant explained an arrest by stating, "We stole a pig, but it was a really small pig."

- Applicant drew a picture of a car on the outside of the envelope and said it was the hiring manager's gift.

- Applicant explained a gap in employment by saying it was because he was getting over the death of his cat for three months.

- Applicant listed hobbies that included sitting on a levee at night watching alligators.

- Applicant mentioned the fact that her sister had once won a strawberry-eating contest.

4 Comments:

  1. Bernita said...
    So it's not just writers...
    Paula Neal Mooney said...
    I'm glad you're back, Bonnie.

    I was wondering where you were!

    Um, this is really a real resume?

    Oh my my my my...
    Dana said...
    But does he drive a levee and was the levee dry?


    Nevermind.
    Dana said...
    Chevy. I wanted to say CHEVY.

    *sighs*

    I need to go to bed.

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