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90 per cent resumes contains bloopers: study

Over 90 per cent of resumes intended to impress employers end up tickling the funny bone and sounding outrageous due to grammatical, spelling and typographical bloopers galore, a study has found.

business Updated: Jul 30, 2009 19:40 IST

Over 90 per cent of resumes intended to impress employers end up tickling the funny bone and sounding outrageous due to grammatical, spelling and typographical bloopers galore, a study has found.

The study 'CV Blunders', carried out by an agency providing staffing solutions, revealed that more than 90 per cent of 500 randomly selected resumes across different levels and job profiles carried some or other form of error.

In one resume, a candidate's description of himself read "I have a lazy guy i wont wake up early in the morning in call centre means there will be shifts i will be thinking abt work only more i can wake up soon i like to work in night shits more" (sic).

Another candidate noted his strengths as "I am Quietly forceful, original and sensitive", while another jotted his strength as "My background to date has been centred on grooming myself as a well-rounded person".

However, the one that took the cake was a resume where the candidate put his objective behind joining the organisation as "To always spread positively within the branch and reduce the grapevine!"

Resumes that could not help one in suppressing a chuckle, include:

Job experience: Sailing (sic) the computer's accessories of different company.

Weakeness: Freshers

Family Details: Father-death

Languages known: English (Good), Malyalam (native).