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May 24

Making your CV stand out

Making your CV stand out is important but don’t make a fool of yourself. Here are some attempts that the employers thought were going too far.

Skills: “excellent upper body strength” (for a PR account executive role)

CV sent in a dirty, used and smelly tennis shoe, with a note saying “does this mean I have my foot in the door?”

Inclusion of ear size measurement

A suggestive picture of a scantily clad young lady (the role was a Foundry Maintenance Team Leader)

Courtesy of and thanks to Monster.co.ukĀ  and The Recruiting Unblog

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