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Funny CV fails

Posted: 12 Jan 2016

CV failsWe've seen our own fair share of CV fails over the years. And with 61% of employers saying the number 1 thing that puts them off an applicant is spotting a CV typo, we felt honour-bound to trawl the web for the funniest examples we could find. Read them, laugh, then commit to proof reading your CV properly...


Skills: Strong Work Ethic, Attention to Detail, Team Player, Self Motivated, Attention to Detail
Received a plague for Salesperson of the Year
Highly skilled in BLT activity

Highly skilled in BLT activity

Qualifications: Twin sister has accounting degree
Hobbies: enjoy cooking Chinese and Italians
Skills: Written communication = 3 years; verbal communication = 5 years
1 year old marketing executive

1 year old marketing executive

Salary requirements: The higher the better
Dear Sir or Madman
Hope to hear from you, shorty
Skills: I am a rabid typist attention to detial Manage steak holders I am an expert in prof reading

Manage steak holders

Here are my qualifications for you to overlook
Develop and recommend an annual operating expense fudget
Instrumental in ruining entire operation for a Midwest chain operation.
I never take anything for granite I'm a hard worker, etc


Oh, and the candidate who wrote 'kissing my girlfriend' under his hobbies

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