When asked to recall the most memorable or unusual résumés, human resource managers and hiring managers shared the following:
- Candidate said the more you paid him, the harder he worked.
- Candidate was fired from different jobs, but included each one as a reference.
- Candidate said he just wanted an opportunity to show off his new tie.
- Candidate listed her dog as reference.
- Candidate listed the ability to do the moonwalk as a special skill.
- Candidates –a husband and wife looking to job share –submitted a co-written poem.
- Candidate included “versatile toes” as a selling point.
- Candidate said that he would be a “good asset to the company,” but failed to include the “et” in the word “asset.”
- Candidate’s e-mail address on the résumé had “shakinmybootie” in it.
- Candidate included that she survived a bite from a deadly aquatic animal.
- Candidate used first name only.
- Candidate asked, “Would you pass up an opportunity to hire someone like this? I think not.”
- Candidate insisted that the company pay him to interview with them because his time was valuable.
- Candidate shipped a lemon with résumé, stating “I am not a lemon.”
- Candidate included that he was arrested for assaulting his previous boss.
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