22 Stupid Things Candidates Put In Their Resumes That Got Them Rejected

Published 10 months ago

Writing an impressive resume that summarises your skills and achievements can cause anyone to feel immensely pressured. It’s difficult to sell yourself without coming off as boasting while giving a stranger the chance to understand you through a couple of pages of facts about yourself. No wonder many are prone to embellishments that might make their resume stand out from the rest.

While most lean towards adding a language skill they don’t possess or sell themselves as an expert in obscure software, some others go even more overboard with their attempts. Scroll below for a hilarious collection of unbelievable resumes received by recruiters that are at worst face-palm worthy and at best a hilarious piece of entertainment. 

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#1 There Was An Attempt To Write A Resume

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#2 Maybe The Worst Resume I Have Received

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#3 Wife’s Employer Received This Resume For A Position. He Got An Interview Because The Manager Couldn’t Stop Laughing

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#4 Someone Sent Me A Picture Of This Resume. Hire This Man Now

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#5 Received An Application Today. Here Is The “Resume” That Was With It

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#6 Attached This Instead Of A Resume

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#7 Why Am I Getting Such An Influx Of People That Act Like This Is Not A Professional Job? Yes, You Need A Resume, And Sorry We Don’t “Hold Dogs Down”

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#8 Read This On An Applicant’s Resume

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#9 Someone Sent Their Resume And…

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#10 A Resume My Wife Received This Week

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Resume- was working at a trucking company, just got fired for insubordination: not true. looking for upright employer.”


#11 My Dad Asked For Help Sending His Resume Online And Handed Me This

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#12 A CV Emailed To The Recruitment Agency I Work For. This Is The Entire Resume And The Blue Is Where His Name Was

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#13 This Resume Was Almost Perfect Until

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#14 Someone Sent A Resume With Their Duolingo Streak Under “Languages”

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#15 I Dunno If This Guy Was Trolling, But We Received This Resume A While Ago

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#16 A CV That Was Handed To Me In Work Recently That I Had To Get A Picture Of Before I Passed It On To The Manager

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#17 Resume That Was Dropped Today And Impressed My Manager So He Decided To Call Him For An Interview

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#18  I’ll Do Anything For Work, But I Won’t Do That

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#19 Receiving Resumes During A Pandemic

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#20 Some Guy Dropped This Resume Off At My Family’s Restaurant Today

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#21 Someone Dropped Off Their Resume Where I Work, I Feel Like I Should Call Them And Let Them Know

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#22 One Of My Recruiters Just Received This Resume This Morning

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Shanilou Perera

Shanilou has always loved reading and learning about the world we live in. While she enjoys fictional books and stories just as much, since childhood she was especially fascinated by encyclopaedias and strangely enough, self-help books. As a kid, she spent most of her time consuming as much knowledge as she could get her hands on and could always be found at the library. Now, she still enjoys finding out about all the amazing things that surround us in our day-to-day lives and is blessed to be able to write about them to share with the whole world as a profession.

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