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#50015 - 22 Apr 07 18:14 Things Not to Say in Your Resume
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'Weekends Are for Drinking' and Other Things Not to Say in Your Resume

By:Jamie Corsi/ CNBC.com

You’ve thought long and hard about how to make your resume stand out, but perhaps you’ve gone too far. A recent survey conducted by Harris Interactive for CareerBuilder.com asked hiring managers to share the most unusual resumes they’ve seen. Explaining that you work well in the nude? What they found might surprise you.

CareerBulider.com Survey: Top 12 Resume Disasters

1. Candidate mentioned in his resume that he spent summers on his family’s yacht in Grand Cayman.

2. Candidate attached a letter from his mother.

3. Candidate used pale blue paper with teddy bears around the border.

4. Candidate explained a gap in employment by saying he was getting over the death of his cat for three months.

5. Candidate specified that his availability was limited because Friday, Saturday and Sunday were “drinking time”.

6. Candidate included a picture of herself in a cheerleading uniform.

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

8. Candidate’s hobbies included sitting on a levee at night watching alligators.

9. Candidate included the fact that her sister once won a strawberry-eating contest.

10. Candidate explained that they worked well in the nude.

11. Candidate explained an arrest by stating, “We stole a pig, but it was a really small pig.”

12. Candidate included a family medical history.
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#50048 - 23 Apr 07 12:10 Re: Things Not to Say in Your Resume [Re: Orang Kanada]
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I have seen some amazing things in CV's ..... One such Idiot I remember in the UK listed himself as having "Steely blue eyes" and driving a BMW. He spent two years solid being prank called and abused by every recruitment consultant in the UK.

One of my all time favorites was .....

"The company made me a scapegoat, just like my three previous employers"
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#50080 - 23 Apr 07 14:41 Re: Things Not to Say in Your Resume [Re: chewwyUK]
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but I know what you did cheww.... devilyay



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#50081 - 23 Apr 07 14:47 Re: Things Not to Say in Your Resume [Re: sloopy]
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Quoting: sloopy
but I know what you did cheww.... devilyay


how could he possibly say no??
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#50082 - 23 Apr 07 14:48 Re: Things Not to Say in Your Resume [Re: KuKuKaChu]
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Ok, that's out of proportion!

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#50089 - 23 Apr 07 17:29 Re: Things Not to Say in Your Resume [Re: Just]
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Worst thing I've seen was a picture of an applicant taken in a photostudio posing like a supermodel frown
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#50090 - 23 Apr 07 17:40 Re: Things Not to Say in Your Resume [Re: Shesca]
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#50130 - 24 Apr 07 07:59 Re: Things Not to Say in Your Resume [Re: Shesca]
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Quoting: Shesca
Worst thing I've seen was a picture of an applicant taken in a photostudio posing like a supermodel frown


You saw my resume then.....
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#50143 - 24 Apr 07 11:11 Re: Things Not to Say in Your Resume [Re: Dilli]
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Funniest thing I have seen is an Indonesian geek writing:
"You may also know me as Master Q, the ruler of the cyber world."

We plan to invite him over for an interview on Halloween, wear Star Wars costume, and bow down to "Master Q" when he comes in.

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#50146 - 24 Apr 07 11:17 Re: Things Not to Say in Your Resume [Re: Tut Tut]
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A friend of mine went for an interview as a french teacher. One section went something like this!

Interviewer.
"What is the french word for a duck?"

Dilli's Mate, not batting an eyelid
"Canard"

Interviewer
"Yes, it is difficult isn't it"
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#50219 - 25 Apr 07 09:47 Re: Things Not to Say in Your Resume [Re: Dilli]
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Quoting: Dilli
Quoting: Shesca
Worst thing I've seen was a picture of an applicant taken in a photostudio posing like a supermodel frown


You saw my resume then.....
No, it was someone else's. but imagining a pic of you posing like a supermodel, I bet it would be the worst pic i've ever seen in my life grin.
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#50222 - 25 Apr 07 10:14 Re: Things Not to Say in Your Resume [Re: Dilli]
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Quoting: Dilli
A friend of mine went for an interview as a french teacher. One section went something like this!

Interviewer.
"What is the french word for a duck?"

Dilli's Mate, not batting an eyelid
"Canard"

Interviewer
"Yes, it is difficult isn't it"


eeeeeeeeeeeee... I don't get it
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#50223 - 25 Apr 07 10:29 Re: Things Not to Say in Your Resume [Re: Orang Kanada]
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Canard sounds like an abreviation for "fucking hard" where the average Glasgow person (like me) would drop the "fu" in fucking and the "h" in hard with the result sounding like "kinard" which rhymes with "Canard"

Thus endeth the first lesson in Glasgow for Frenchies
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