There has been much information shared about common resume mistakes including formatting issues, too many pages, typos, missing contact information, lack of outstanding, noteworthy accomplishments and the list goes on. Although all of these are serious issues as they may very well eliminate you as a potential candidate, this is not exactly what I wanted to share with you today. In contrast to the seriousness of resume mistakes, it is in your best interest to occasionally take a time-out and consider the lighter side, as explained in “Relieving Stress with Laughter”. The following article will provide you with a time-out to laugh or at least encourage a smile.
“150 Funniest Resume Mistakes, Blooper and Blunders Ever”, is a wonderful compilation by Jacob Share of JobMob. You just might laugh out loud as you review these hilarious resume mistakes from Careerbuilder.com, Amy Joyce, Fortune Magazine, HotJobs, Resumania and ResumePower.com, to name a few.
Here are a few of the skills and qualifications found in resumes that are included in this article:
“I have extensive experience with foreign accents”
“being bi-lingual in three languages”
” I have a bachelorette degree in computers”
“I’m anxious to use my exiting skills”
“I’ve got a Ph.D in human feelings”
If you are still in need of more laughter, Jason includes “50 Funniest Short Job Descripitons Ever” at the end of this article including these:
“Write words that no one wants to read. – Technical Writer”
“Spend most of the day looking out the window. – Pilot”