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Resumania Humor

This has been an intense week. With on-campus recruitment in full swing and 220 employers attending EXPO, I'm sure you've been spending your free time updating your resume, practicing your elevator pitch, applying to jobs, and attending company information sessions (at least that's what I hope you have been doing!). I thought we'd lighten the mood on the ECS Job Blog and share some humorous resume blunders taken from some unfortunate job seekers' resumes (taken from Resumania)…enjoy!

"INTERESTS: Chess, soccer, cricket bowling."
Crickets can bowl?

"JOB HISTORY: Restaurant manager. Cleaned and supervised employees."
That is clearly going above and beyond the call of duty.

"OBJECTIVE: I am looking for a challenging career where there is scope for ample demonstration because I am always on the lookout for a positive and bigger outlook, currency and ideas which thrive on imagination, passion and boundless curiosity and rigorous thinking."
Huh?

"QUALIFICATIONS: Self-motivated, organized and detail oriented. High standards including attention to detail and quality of work."
Very good with detail, apparently.

"EXPERIENCE: Chapter president, 1887-1992."
Apparently there were no term limits.

"JOB DUTIES: Planned and held up numerous meetings."
Take the minutes, stick to the agenda and no one gets hurt.

"QUALIFICATIONS: I am a great team player I am."
And I do not like green eggs and ham!

"COVER LETTER: Thank you for your consideration. Hope to hear from you shorty!"
Hey, let's not get personal.

"SKILLS: Excellent memory; strong math aptitude; excellent memory."
But how's your math ability?

Hopefully you are doing better than these folks with your resume!

"I never make stupid mistakes. Only very, very clever ones."
-John Peel
 

 

Categories: Resumes

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Rachel Kaschner

Rachel Kaschner is the Assistant Director at Engineering Career Services.