Hiring managers share the wildest resume mistakes of all time

12 of the most outrageous resume missteps you'll ever see

By , ITworld |  IT Management


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Don't beat yourself up if you submit your resume and then spot a misspelled word or a missing semi-colon - it could always be worse. You could have written the entire thing in Klingon.

Our research idols over at CareerBuilder have released their latest study, this one truly laugh-out-loud funny as more than 2,000 HR pros and hiring managers shared the most outrageous – and 100% real - resume errors to ever grace their inbox.

To wit:

Resume was written in Klingon language.
We don't understand why this is considered a mistake, Klingon is an extremely difficult language to master.

Resume was submitted from a person the company just fired.
Fired, yes, but extremely honest.

Resume’s “Skills” section was spelled “Skelze”.
No, but we would have accepted "skillz".

Resume listed the candidate’s objective as “To work for someone who is not an alcoholic with three DUIs like my current employer”.
This person is obviously not a chauffeur as that would be fantastic job security.

Resume included language typically seen in text messages.
No jb 4 u.

Resume consisted of one sentence: “Hire me, I’m awesome”.
You're also quite humble.

Resume listed the candidate’s online video gaming experience leading warrior “clans,” suggesting this passed for leadership experience.
Minus 25 HP. +10 XP, however, if one of the candidate’s references is “Lord Pyzimber of the House Hillsmeade.”

Resume included pictures of the candidate from baby photos to adulthood.
Five bucks the candidate's mother is an avid scrapbooker.

Resume was a music video.
Rick Astley is looking for work?

Resume didn’t include the candidate’s name.
That's how good this candidate is, like an exclusive Manhattan club. If you don’t know the candidate’s name, you can’t afford him.

On the job application, where it asks for your job title with a previous employer, the applicant wrote “Mr.”
Mrs. Livingston meant to write "Mr. Eddie's Father's housekeeper."

Resume included time spent in jail for assaulting a former boss
C’mon, no one’s perfect.

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