C’mon, what company wouldn’t want to hire somebody who had “versatile toes”?
That particular virtue was among those listed in CareerBuilder‘s recent survey of the strange things applicants include on their résumés.
And after reading some of these, one begins to understand why the unemployment rate is as high as it is.
Check these out:
- 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 a 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 email address on the resume had “shakinmybootie” in it.
- Candidate included that she survived a bite from a deadly aquatic animal.
- Candidate used first name only.
- Candidate insisted that the company pay him to interview with HR, 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.
The survey, which was conducted by Harris Interactive, included more than 2,600 employers nationwide.