So we have a story from a dude who DEF. does not realize how to get a job.  And that gave us the idea to share to you guys how you should NOT go into a job interview and some common mistakes on their resume.  This could be very helpful for you!

A central Nebraska man landed in jail for writing a bomb threat on the back of a restaurant job application. Police arrested Dornhoff, of Heartwell, Neb., at gunpoint and searched his truck, but didn’t find any bomb. Court documents say Dornhoff told police he uses methamphetamines and went to the restaurant hoping to find a way to fulfill his sexual fantasies. A public defender who was appointed to represent Dornhoff didn’t immediately respond to a message Wednesday. Dornhoff has posted $10,000 bond and is due back in court on Aug. 13.

Basic logic says that if you’re applying for jobs, you should SCRUB your Facebook page of all your party photos.  And you probably should.  But according to a new survey, you’d be better off deleting your spelling and grammar mistakes instead. In a survey of more than 1,000 HR workers, more of them react negatively to spelling and grammar errors on a candidate’s Facebook page than photos of that person getting HAMMERED.  Apparently, English abuse trumps alcohol abuse. 54% of HR workers say they have a serious negative reaction to spelling and grammar mistakes . . . 47% have a serious negative reaction to alcohol-related posts and photos. There were three types of posts that are worse than either of those.  78% of the people surveyed have a negative reaction to posts about illegal drugs.  67% have a negative reaction to SEXUAL posts.  And 61% have a negative reaction to profanity. The majority of people surveyed said they feel neutral about political or religious posts.

With millions of people looking for jobs today, how do you make sure your resume successfully captures the attention of employers and doesn’t end up in the Deleted Items folder?   When asked to share the most memorable and unusual applications that came across their desk, hiring managers gave the following examples:

  1. Candidate called himself a genius and invited the hiring manager to interview him at his apartment.
  2. Candidate’s cover letter talked about her family being in the mob.
  3. Candidate applying for a management job listed “gator hunting” as a skill.
  4. Candidate’s resume included phishing as a hobby.
  5. Candidate specified that her resume was set up to be sung to the tune of “The Brady Bunch.”
  6. Candidate highlighted the fact that he was “Homecoming Prom Prince” in 1984.
  7. Candidate claimed to be able to speak “Antartican” when applying for a job to work in Antarctica.
  8. Candidate’s resume had a photo of the applicant reclining in a hammock under the headline “Hi, I’m _____ and I’m looking for a job.”
  9. Candidate’s resume was decorated with pink rabbits.
  10. Candidate listed “to make dough” as the objective on the resume.
  11. Candidate applying for an accounting job said he was “deetail-oriented” and spelled the company’s name incorrectly.
  12. Candidate’s cover letter contained “LOL.”


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