If you’re a federal contractor, have you picked up your jaw since yesterday’s post?
I’ll admit it. I was also surprised that a federal court would conclude that a Connecticut federal contractor could not fire an employee for using medical marijuana. What, with that Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988 and all.
Fortunately, as I noted yesterday, your mileage could vary outside of CT. And, I suspect that the employer may appeal the decision to the Second Circuit.
In the meantime, let’s laugh out loud, shall we?
CareerBuilder recently issued a press release, “Employers Share Their Most Outrageous Resume Mistakes and Instant Deal Breakers in a New CareerBuilder Study”
Why do I get the feeling that we’ll see something a tad more outrageous than the “Untied States of America”?
The Study notes that “[t]he pressure to make a good first impression quickly is high, as 39 percent of hiring managers said they spend less than a minute looking at a resume and 23 percent spend less than 30 seconds.”
And here are the top 10 “most notable and cringe-worthy real-life examples of gaffes found on actual resumes” that HR managers caught when reviewing resumes:
- A 22-year-old applicant claimed three different degrees.
- An applicant listed 40 different jobs in one year.
- An applicant thought they attached a resume to an email but instead sent their full credit application for an apartment.
- An applicant applied for a job for which they were vastly unqualified (e.g. grocery store shelf-stocker applying for a physician position).
- An applicant referred to having “as many marriages as jobs.”
- An applicant listed out their extensive arrest history.
- An applicant’s resume had a different font type for every sentence.
- An applicant stated at the bottom of their resume that they do not like babies or puppies.
- An applicant’s resume was only one sentence.
- An applicant had the same employment dates for every job listed.
I like these. I like them a lot. But, I suspect that you have better stories.
Here’s what I want:
- Your best resume gaffe story — the one you share on Facebook to get the hecka-likes from your HR friends.
- The funniest email address that an applicant ever listed on a professional resume that you reviewed.