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100 Funniest things we’ve read on a CV: Part 2

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Part 2 of the 100 funniest things we've read in a CVIn the first 50 of the funniest things we’ve read in a CV I included someone listing an achievement on their CV as sober, another listed their skills as speaking Italian and Spinach and someone else stating they were a ‘rabid’ typist.

Below is another collection of 50 classic CV faux pas, enjoy!

51. JOB HISTORY – “Promoted to area manger to oversee 37 storefronts.”

52. KEY SKILLS – “I am relatively intelligent, obedient and loyal as a puppy.”

53. COVER LETTER – “I have guts, drive, ambition and heart, which is probably more than a lot of the drones that you have working for you.”

54. EMAIL ADDRESS – dumbblonde@…….

55. AWARDS – “National record for eating 23 pancakes in 2 minutes”

56. WORK EXPERIENCE – “Child care provider, organised activities; prepared lunches and snakes”

57. KEY SKILLS – “Good people skills, except when people get on my nerves.  Which is hardly ever, no more often than once every ten minutes. ”

58. COVER LETTER – “I’m submitting the attached copy of my CV for your consumption.”

59. ACHIEVEMENTS – “Planned building of new building  at £2.5 million over budget.”

60. KEY SKILLS – “I am very used to working with thigh schedules.”

61. COVERING LETTER – “looking for a party-time position.”

62. KEY SKILLS – “I am quick at typing, about 30 word pers minute, 45 with strong coffee.”

63. WORK EXPERIENCE – “Dealing with customers’ conflicts that arouse.”

64. KEY SKILLS – “I am a tiger when needed, but otherwise a pussycat.”


66. REASON FOR LEAVING – “I din’t give the company my full effort and received no chance of carer advancement in return.”

67. COVER LETTER –  “I host a superlative proficiency for resolving complex systematic problems. I have pedagogic expertise conducting sales, and I can be quickly utilized as an assiduous, visceral and proactive problem solver.”

68. REFERENCES – “Clare” (We might need a little more info)

69. KEY SKILLS – “Very experienced with out-house computers.”

70. WORK EXPERIENCE – “Responsibilities included recruiting, interviewing and executing final candidates.”

71. CURRENT SALARY – “£28,000. Salary desired: £170,000.”

72. KEY SKILLS – “I am a great team player I am”

73. PERSONAL PROFILE – “I’m a lean, mean, marketing machine”

74. REASON FOR LEAVING – “Company insisted that all employees get to work by 8:45 every morning. Couldn’t work under those conditions.”

75. HOBBIES – “Running, editing video, cooking, writing and wondering”

76. COVER LETTER “I would be prepared to meet with you at your earliest convenience to discuss what I can do to your company.”

77. WORK EXPERIENCE – “Dispensed medication and passed out.”

78. JOB TITLE – “Ass. Manager.” (Possibly meant assistant manager?  At least I hope so.)

79. KEY SKILLS – “Being bilingual in 3 languages.”

80. COVER LETTER – “Dear Sir/Modem.”

81. KEY SKILLS – “My qulifications include close atention to detail.”

82. WORK EXPERIENCE – “Worked in a office where I carried out my own accountant.”

83. COVER LETTER – “Sorry for any incontinence.”

84. GAP IN CV – “Any interruption in employment is due to being unemployed.”

85. DESIRED POSITION – “Profreader.”

86. KEY SKILLS – “Grate communication skills.”

87. COVER LETTER – “Please don’t misconstrue my 14 jobs as ‘job-hopping’. I have never quit a job.”

88. KEY SKILLS – “I supervise employees with the iron fist!”

89. COVER SKILLS  “Thank you for your consideration. Hope to hear from you shorty!”

90. WORK EXPERIENCE“Please note from my CV I have 6 years buying, negotiating and sock-control experience”

91. COVER LETTER -“I’m submitting my CV to spite my lack of C++ and HTML experience”

92. KEY SKILLS – “Excellent memory; strong math aptitude; excellent memory.”

93. HOBBIES – “Relaxing with family and friends watching action movies”

94. PERSONAL PROFILE – “I wasn’t born – my mother simply chose ‘eject child’ from the special menu.”

95. REASON FOR LEAVING – “Responsibility makes me nervous”

96. WORK EXPERIENCE – “Whilst working in the hairdressers I had to deal with a lot of old biddies”

97. SKILLS – “I have a lot of integrity so I promise not to steal office supplies and take them home.”

98. EDUCATION – “Have repeated courses repeatedly.”

99. COVER LETTER – Why should you employ me?  I bring doughnuts on Friday.”

100. WORK EXPERIENCE – ““Filing, billing, printing and coping.”

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Many thanks for reading and for a bonus 50 CV bloopers, click on Part 3 here or below.


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  1. avatar

    […] Find a further 50 funniest things we’ve read on a CV in part 2 – here. […]

    Pingback by 100 funniest things we’ve read on a CV – Part 1 — May 25, 2012 @ 5:55 pm

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    No. 92 is just priceless.

    Alos love the atention tp detal one!

    More please…!

    Comment by Roy — May 28, 2012 @ 8:50 am

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    Thanks Roy!

    Have you downloaded the 3rd part with the bonus 50 yet?



    Comment by Nathan Lloyd — May 28, 2012 @ 9:09 am

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    so funny

    Comment by khalid — June 5, 2012 @ 6:06 pm

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    :))) really funny.


    Comment by paula — June 24, 2012 @ 4:52 pm

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    Point 92 would’ve funnier it was “excellent mammary” instead !! 😀

    Comment by Sandeep — July 20, 2012 @ 12:14 pm

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    74. REASON FOR LEAVING – “Company insisted that all employees get to work by 8:45 every morning. Couldn’t work under those conditions.” HAHAHA I didn’t think people like that still existed in society.

    Comment by Adam — September 14, 2012 @ 4:53 pm

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    This article really made me laugh. “I wasn’t born – my mother simply chose ‘eject child’ from the special menu.” I find it hard to believe someone applying for a job would add this paragraph in their profile. Why apply in the first place if you want to be unemployed?

    Comment by FPR — September 18, 2012 @ 11:54 am

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    I really enjoyed reading the first 100, but I’d just like to point out your own typo: “Here at Response well filter out…”

    Surely it should “*we’ll* filter out…” ?

    Comment by Tom Pratt — January 8, 2013 @ 11:56 am

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    These are so funny. Think you can find 100 more for us?

    Comment by Chris Mayhew — July 5, 2013 @ 9:49 am

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    I like that phrase about being loyal as a puppy. I would employ that guy if I would have a chance to.

    Comment by best writing service — August 11, 2016 @ 12:20 pm

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    Oh, great! I might like it. Have you any similar recipes? I would like to check them out.

    Comment by dana — August 12, 2016 @ 8:54 am

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