Friday, October 27, 2006

Stupid Resume Tricks

MENLO PARK, Calif. (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Your resume is supposed to reflect your experience but, if you’re not careful, it can also expose your stupidity.

According to a survey of executives by the Creative Group staffing service, as many as 33 percent of resumes are riddled with typos and 23 percent have too much information.

But while resume blunders are shockingly common, each one is unique in its own way, such as the one from the guy who said he could “speak English and Spinach,” or the woman who wanted her future employers to know she was a “rabid typist.”

Other resumes with bizarre mistakes include the one from the former executive vice president whose duties at his last job included “the smooth ruining of a chain store operation.”

One woman claimed she worked “party time as an office assistant” while a man claimed he was “responsible for all customer complaints.”

Finally, experts say that while it’s important to emphasize your achievements, one person went a little too far by listing his ability to “play ‘Chop Sticks’ on a toy piano with my big toes.”

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