Funny Resume Mistakes that keep Hiring Managers Amused! But Cost You the Interview By Barbara Safani

Funny Resume Mistakes that keep Hiring Managers Amused! But Cost You the Interview By Barbara Safani

Think resume typos are no big deal? Last year, a temporary staffing firm interviewed 150 senior executives from some of the nation's largest companies. Forty percent of the respondents said that just one typo on a resume would cause the candidate to be eliminated. Thirty-six percent said it would take just two mistakes before the resume was put in the "no" pile. Here are some of my favorite resume bloopers. Obviously spell-check isn't all it's cracked up to be. 

Objective: Seeking a party-time position with room for advancement
 
Professional headline: 1 year old marketing executive
 
Achievement: Planned new corporate facility at $3M over budget.
 
Explanation of employment gap: career break in 1999 to renovate my horse
 
References: Referees available upon request
 
Skills: I am a rabid typist
 
Strengths: Impersonal skills
 
Hobbies: Enjoy cooking Chinese and Italians
 
Education: College: August 1880 to May 1984
 
Cover letter: I would like to assure you that I am a hardly working person.
 
Objective: To have my skills and ethics challenged on a regular basis
 
Personal Information: Married, eight children, prefer frequent travel
 
Language Skills: Exposure to German for two years-but many words are inappropriate for business
 
Reason for leaving last job: the owner gave new meaning to the word paranoia
 
Achievements: Nominated for prom queen 
 
Education: Finished eighth in a class of ten
 
Interests: Gossiping
 
Awards: National record for eating 45 eggs in two minutes
 
References: Bill, Tom, Eric - but I don't know their phone numbers
 
Salary: The higher the better
 
Cover letter: Please disregard the attached resume; it's totally outdated