The Nine Dumbest Things People Have Put on Their Résumé

Things not to list!

September 15, 2017

A new survey had HR managers list the dumbest things they've seen on résumés.  Some are lies, and some are just stupid.  Here are the top nine . . .



1.  A guy claimed he'd personally studied under the German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche, who died over 100 years ago.


2.  Someone claimed they'd written a set of computer code that the hiring manager had actually written.


3.  A guy included a picture with all of his pets for no apparent reason.


4.  Someone listed Microsoft as a previous employer, and then didn't know who Bill Gates was.


5.  Someone sent in a résumé that obviously wasn't theirs.  So the HR person googled it.  And it turned out they just lifted it straight off the Internet.


6.  Someone claimed they had a specific credential they didn't really have.  And they were applying for a job at the company that GRANTS that credential.


7.  A guy included a lengthy description about his family members.


8.  Even though it had nothing to do with the job, a guy included the fact that his favorite hobby is to watch horror movies.


9.  A guy claimed he was a former spy for the CIA.  But the dates he listed were when he was in elementary school.