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The only thing that makes reading through the never-ending stack of resumes bearable is the odd misprint or typo that makes us crease up with laughter. These examples from JobMob have us wondering if people were ever taught to read their work before handing it in! My autocorrect nearly had a conniption typing all of these up!
“2001 summer Voluntary work for taking care of the elderly and vegetable people”
Why Interested in Position: “to keep my parole officer from putting back me in jail”
“I am great with the pubic.”
Candidate explained an arrest by stating, “We stole a pig, but it was a really small pig.”
“Seeking a party-time position with potential for advancement.”
“Able to say the ABCs backward in under five seconds.”
“I am a wedge with a sponge taped to it. My purpose is to wedge myself into someone’s door to absorb as much as possible.”
“Received a plague for Salesperson of the Year.”
“Let’s meet, so you can ‘ooh’ and ‘aah’ over my experience.”
Experience: “I’m a hard worker, etc.”
Qualifications: “I have guts, drive, ambition and heart, which is probably more than a lot of the drones that you have working for you.”
Education: “Have repeated courses repeatedly.”
Salary requirements: “The higher the better.”
Strengths: “Ability to meet deadlines while maintaining composer.”
Resume: “I have a lifetime’s worth of technical expertise (I wasn’t born – my mother simply chose ‘eject child’ from the special menu.”
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