20 Unfortunate Mistakes People Have Made in Their CVs

20 Unfortunate CV Mistakes People Have Made

We’ve all (probably) been there in some shape or form; typing up an email too quickly, sending an essay without doing one final check, writing a blog and not noticing a glaring error…

And of course, making a ridiculous typo in our CV. 

These kinds of errors never get old – and can be rather entertaining.

So, we thought we’d share some of our favourite CV mistakes with you today!

Word to the wise; always get someone to check, before pressing that SEND button.

1. Attention to detail

Skills: “Strong Work Ethic, Attention to Detail, Team Player, Self Motivated, Attention to Detail”

20 Unfortunate Mistakes People Made in Their CVs

2. Achievements

Achievements: “Nominated for prom queen”

20 Unfortunate Mistakes People Made in Their CVs

3. Full disclosure

Candidate explained an arrest by stating, “We stole a pig, but it was a really small pig.”.

20 Unfortunate Mistakes People Made in Their CVs

4. Skill

Skills: “Yeah I got ’em”

20 Unfortunate Mistakes People Made in Their CVs

5. Bilingual?

Bilingual in three languages.

20 Unfortunate Mistakes People Made in Their CVs

6. Job hopping? Never!

“Note: Please don’t misconstrue my 14 jobs as ‘job-hopping.’ I have never quit a job.”

20 Unfortunate Mistakes People Made in Their CVs

7. Responsibility

“Responsibility makes me nervous.”

20 Unfortunate Mistakes People Made in Their CVs

8. Procrastination

“I procrastinate – especially when the task is unpleasant.”

9. “Revolved”

“Revolved customer problems and inquiries.”

10. Hobbies

Hobbies: “Mushroom hunting.”

20 Unfortunate Mistakes People Made in Their CVs

11. Blackmail?

“I’ll starve without a job but don’t feel you have to give me one.”

12. I did good

“Planned new corporate facility at $3 million over budget.”

13. Wage

Wage desired: “menemum”

20 Unfortunate Mistakes People Made in Their CVs

14. Paranoia

“I have become completely paranoid, trusting completely no one and absolutely nothing.”

20 Unfortunate Mistakes People Made in Their CVs

15. Mom

Candidate included a letter from his mother.

20 Unfortunate Mistakes People Made in Their CVs

16. Shorty.

“Hope to hear from you, shorty”

20 Unfortunate Mistakes People Made in Their CVs

17. I like food, too

“Demonstrated ability in multi-tasting”

20 Unfortunate Mistakes People Made in Their CVs

18. Point, and evidence too!

Experience: “I’m a hard worker, etc.”

20 Unfortunate Mistakes People Made in Their CVs

19. There’s the spirit!

Hobbies: “Everything that requires talent.”

20 Unfortunate Mistakes People Made in Their CVs

20. No fear

Skills: “No fear at all.”

20 Unfortunate Mistakes People Made in Their CVs

Summary

Well, I hope you laughed as much as I did at some of these.

But wait, have you got any CV mistakes that you think we’d enjoy? If so, let us know via Twitter (@CoburgBanks) or Facebook!

Or, feel free to continue reading some more brilliant blunders here:

(And not to forget the flip-side, hiring companies make mistakes too!)

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