How To Avoid Getting Hired
(as seen in "Fortune" magazine)

These are actual bloopers from resumes people sent out.

  1. "I demand a salary commiserate with my extensive experience."
  2. "I have lurnt Word Perfec 6.0, computor and spreadsheat progroms."
  3. "Received a plague for Salesperson of the Year."
  4. "Reason for leaving last job: maturity leave."
  5. "Wholly responsible for two (2) failed financial institutions."
  6. "Failed bar exam with relatively high grades."
  7. "It's best for employers that I not work with people."
  8. "Let's meet, so you can 'ooh' and 'aah' over my experience."
  9. "You will want me to be Head Honcho in no time."
  10. "Am a perfectionist and rarely if ever forget details."
  11. "I was working for my mom until she decided to move."
  12. "Marital status: single. Unmarried. Unengaged. Uninvolved. No committments."
  13. "I have an excellent track record, although I am not a horse."
  14. "I am loyal to my employers at all costs... Please feel free to respond to my resume on my office voice mail."
  15. "I have become completely paranoid, trusting completely no one and absolutely nothing."
  16. "My goal is to be a meteorologist. But since I posses no training in meteorology, I suppose I should try stock brokerage."
  17. "I procrastinate. Especially when the task is too unpleasant."
  18. "As indicted, I have over five years of analyzing investments."
  19. "Personal interests: donating blood. Fouteen gallons so far."
  20. "Instrumental in ruining entire operation for a Midwest chain store."
  21. "Note: Please don't misconstrue my 14 jobs as 'job hopping'. I have never quit a job."
  22. "Marital status: often. Children: various."
  23. "Reason for leaving last job: The insisted that all employees get to work by 8:45 every morning. Could not work under those conditions."
  24. "The company made me a scapegoat, just like my previous three employers."
  25. "Finished eighth in my class of ten."
  26. "References: None. I've left a path of destruction behind me."