In a tight job market, it pays to make yourself memorable -- as long as you are creating a good memory.
The job search site CareerBuilder recently asked 2,500 employers to list their most memorable resume mistakes.
The examples are mostly hilarious, unless you were the person who actually thought you’d get a job with these tactics.
- Putting God as a reference (no phone number)
- Sending a 24-page resume
- Including an e-mail address with the words “lovesbeer” in it
- Listing “Master of Time and Universe” under experience
With nearly five jobseekers available for every job opening these days, it does pay to make your resume stand out, and quickly. The CareerBuilder survey found that human resources managers typically review no more than 25 applications for every open position, and by review we mean “glance briefly at.”
The survey found that 38 percent of employers say they spend less than a minute looking at each resume, on average, and 18 percent spend less than 30 seconds.