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Updated on Jul 19, 2020. Posted on Jul 12, 2020

Employers Are Sharing The Worst Things They've Seen On Job Applications And I'm In Shock

COME ON.

On Saturday, Reddit user @ramennewtls asked people, "Employers, what’s the weirdest/stupidest answer you’ve seen on a job application?"

STX Entertianment

Here are some of the best responses:

"In the 'criminal history' section, they checked yes and simply wrote, 'Rong place, rong time.'"

BooBoo_the_Gorilla

"Had a chef once apply with, 'Good at helping my coworkers thieve while the restaurant is at its busiest.'"

mooroi

"I received a résumé that was just his high school football accomplishments — no other experience written down. There was even a link to his highlight video. He also included a head shot of him in his football pads. He was 24."

sregormot

"In the cover letter: 'I have a 2011 Toyota Corolla' and 'I keep things organized with STICKERS!!!' Caps and multiple exclamations and all."

AutomaticYak

VH1

"I had someone bring in a résumé that was scrawled out on notebook paper ripped from a spiral bound notebook."

mrwuss2

"Their résumé had a 'Why You Should Hire Me' list and a bunch of run-on sentences and misspelled words."

heatherwants2play

"TL;DR, kid shows other people’s work and makes up a degree. He got caught after not being able to answer basic questions about the field."

sweetnopry

Fox

"Had people email me from addresses like @baddest_bitch420 and @sexymama_69."

Clarke-shark

"Under 'expected pay,' they wrote, 'Minimum shit.'"

Dumbalinaa

Netflix

"Applicant had been convicted for theft under $1,000. One special skill they wrote: 'money handling.'"

Pearlbarleywine

"Their computer skills were copy and paste."

ruuueeeeeeee

ABC

"He wrote that he'd served six years in prison for the murder of his wife's lover. He finished by saying that he and his wife were back together."

Penguin-mum

"Had a reference from someone simply known as 'Cheese.'"

farmerofstrawberries

Have you ever made a big mistake on a job application? Let me know in the comments below!

Note: Responses have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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