Wednesday, 29 June 2016

👥 How To Stop Identity Theft From Losing You New Jobs

If something seems too good to be true, it probably is.

How To Stop Identity Theft From Losing You New Jobs

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Imagine that after applying for a job online, you suddenly get an enthusiastic response. A human resources manager from a top company is interested in your candidacy. Turns out you might be just the person they’re looking for. All they need from you now is some personal information for a routine background check to make sure you qualify.

Naturally you feel excited about the prospect of working with more interesting clients and earning a better salary. So, in hopes of securing a position, you provide them with your data without thinking too much into it. After all they are a reputable company working with important clients.

Or are they?

Unfortunately, job markets have been infiltrated by criminals who seek to exploit your trusting nature and collect your personal information with fake job ads. Identity theft is a common cybercrime and it can wreak havoc in your financial life or damage your personal reputation.

Luckily there are some warning signs to watch out for.

If you don’t want to experience the stress of spending your whole afternoon canceling credit cards, setting up fraud alerts and nervously checking your account balances, then keep in mind the following tips to protect yourself from cybercrime and don’t let it affect your job search.

Pay attention… there’s a quiz with a real scam to test your knowledge at the bottom of the article.

4 red flags that should raise suspicion

1) Poor language use

Common sense tells us that if something sounds too good to be true, it almost always is. Similarly, if something just seems too awkward to be real it’s also probably a fraud. Frequent spelling mistakes, poor grammar and strange sentence structures are usually a clear sign that the person who wrote the job posting is definitely not from the company they claim to represent.

2) Non-company domain names

Another red flag is raised when the “hiring” company uses someone else’s website or domain name in their listings. For example,  when contact information in the job posting has a Gmail address. Why wouldn’t they use company email? A real human resources employee would never request communication via a private email address.

3) Requests for sensitive information

An application form that asks for a lot of sensitive information is yet another telltale sign that something isn’t right. Requiring your bank account number, credit card number, your mother’s maiden name, or even a four-digit PIN code is almost certainly an overkill.

Stop and think about it for a moment.

People looking for a job are in need and tend to do anything if they think it’s going to help them get hired. Fraudsters are aware of this psychological weakness and expect you to forego your skepticism when your hopes get up. Ask yourself, why would they really need so much information up front? Does it even make sense?

If still in doubt, it doesn’t hurt to call the company to verify if the job posting is legitimate.

4) High sense of urgency

Fake job listings also create a sense of urgency because the job is supposed to start in a couple of weeks. And therefore they request that you should give out your sensitive information immediately. Sometimes it can be true that the company is in a hurry. But keep in mind that creating a sense of urgency is also an age old marketing technique to get us to take action more quickly. Don’t let your inherent fear of missing out stop you from thinking things through and doing your research.

Even if most job seekers would prefer to have companies seek them out than the other, usual way around, be more cautious when a recruiter contacts you out of the blue about a position you haven’t applied for.

Especially if they ask for sensitive information, you should again call the company and check if that recruiter is indeed a company employee or representative. And safeguard your information until then, in particular your Social Security Number (SSN or other ID number, depending on your country).

Only give out your ID information to vetted contacts

In a way, your SSN is the key to your personal world. It’s your most important identity asset. A skilled hacker can use it to do significant financial damage such as hijacking your credit accounts, opening new ones, going on a shopping spree, obtaining illegal products and services and even commit all sorts of crimes while pretending to be you. In the worst case scenario, this could even put your life at risk.

If you must share it, only do it after verifying that the request is legitimate in the first place. While online job boards do what they can to remove fake postings you can never be 100% sure that they haven’t missed something. Ultimately, you are the gatekeeper of your personal information and the best way to protect yourself from identity thieves is to be skeptical and limit access to your sensitive data as best as you can.


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Why you MUST notify companies of potential corporate identity theft

If you suspect a job scam, a quick google or Twitter search of the company’s name might be enough to confirm or remove your fears.

But what if the fake job posting appears from a real company, including their logo, address, etc., while still showing some of the warning signs mentioned above?

A google search might only help build the phony ad’s credibility if it’s supposedly from a company you hadn’t already heard of.

Your best option is to reach out to the company directly to get confirmation, but NOT with the contact information used in the ad. Rather, look for different contact information found online. If a job scammer can post fake ads, they can also create fake company websites with the same contact information used in the ads.

Avoiding applying to a scam would be a win for you, but there’s an even better reason you should call companies about this: doing a company a favor upfront is a fantastic way to get yourself in the door.

Doing a company a favor upfront is a fantastic way to get yourself in the door 🚪Click To Tweet

Calling a company to ask about your resume will often get a standard response from a receptionist, but calling a company to say that someone may be stealing their corporate identity with a job application scam will be taken much more seriously.

That call is also more likely to get you through that reception gatekeeper to someone who can actually do something about the problem: an HR person who is aware of current company job openings, the exact person you would want to talk to there. They would know if the ad in question is fake, and if you explain how and why you found the ad, they just might be interested in you for a real job opening at the company.

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Wednesday, 22 June 2016

🎁 33 Unique Items Sent To Recruiters by Job Seekers

Have a recruiter you want to impress or thank? Here’s some inspiration.

33 Unique Items Sent To Recruiters by Job Seekers

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1. Breast-shaped Cupcake

breast shaped cupcakes

Several days after interviewing a young woman for an open position, I received a “thank you” card. It read:

“Thank you so much for considering me as a candidate to fill the position. Please accept this gift as a token of my appreciation and look forward to speaking with you soon.”

I proceeded to open the small box which accompanied note and found a cupcake in the shape of a woman’s breast. I called the interviewee to let her know her token had confused me.

Embarrassingly, she explained that I had received the cupcake intended for her husband.

She withdrew her application.

Lyman A. Montgomery, Lyman Montgomery Success Network

2. Origami Eagle

origami eagle

I applied for a job that was “detail oriented.”

I sent my resume along with a highly complex origami eagle I had made from a folded square of paper [pictured above].

I got an interview, and then a second interview, and then I got the job!

Benjamin John Coleman, Origami Bonsai

3. Vial of Visine

vial of visine

One of the most memorable things sent to me from a job seeker was a vial of Visine attached to his resume.

I received a ton of resumes for an open position and I did indeed get red eyes looking though all the resumes.

The Visine was a clever differentiator that made that candidate stand out. Because of that I brought him in for an interview.

Tedd Rodman, Aveksa

4. Autographed New England Patriots Helmet

full sized new england patriots helmet

Nicest gift I’ve received was a full sized New England Patriots Helmet with QB Tom Brady’s signature.

The gentleman wasn’t even a candidate. Obviously I gave him an hour on the phone talking about his career and the best way to tackle going about a job search … The gentleman worked for one of the baseball card companies. So sport memorabilia was something he had plenty of access to, and in turn used it to his advantage for networking.

He had been given my name as someone he should contact, hence he sent the helmet as a “foot in the door.”

John W. Ferneborg, The Ferneborg Group

5. Railroad Spikes

railroad spikes

Once knew a young man named Spike who wanted a job in the entertainment publicity market.

His first mailing included actual railroad spikes painted silver. That was impressive.

Where he blew it was in the follow-up. He sent huge sponges with a note that read, “In case my first mailing got you too excited.” You can imagine how my then-boss, a woman, felt about that.

Spike was erased from her databank and has never been heard from again.

Tom Kidd, Pres Pak Public Relations

6. Newborn Baby Pictures

Newborn baby

One guy sent me pictures of his newborn baby. Wasn’t sure if he was a proud papa or just trying to trick me into hiring him.

Rich Matteo, @CornOntheJob

7. Big Packet of Beef Jerky

jack links beef jerky

Funniest [gift] was big packet of beef jerky… very odd gift, but luckily I do love me some beef jerky!

This was from a candidate that I had a nice meeting with for a search. It was on a Saturday and after the interview he was taking his son to his local state fair. We had joked earlier in the interview that you could always find someone selling great beef jerky and the latest wonder mops. Being witty, he sent me a few packs of jerky.

It gave me a big chuckle!

John W. Ferneborg, The Ferneborg Group

8. Caricature Thank You Card

caricature thank you card

Had an accurate caricature portrait as a TY [thank you] card. The caricature thank you card is on my profile, it was pretty cool.

Melanie Benwell

9. Resume in Playboy Magazine Centerfold Format

playboy magazine

A female applicant sent a resume in a format like the Playboy Magazine: Height, Weight, Measurements, Most Likes, Least Likes, etc. The whole thing except without the photo.

Under “biggest turn-ons”, she said that she liked intelligent people.

She misspelled intelligent.

The whole thing was classic. I kept it to this day. It was written on a typewriter at a time just before computers came into the workplace.

Rich Arzaga, Cornerstone Wealth Management, Inc.

10. Picture of a Key

picture of a key

A candidate once sent me a picture of a key with the caption Thanks for opening that door for me. I thought it was simple but smart.

Duane Roberts, @DuaneRoberts

11. Balloons, Flowers, and a Cake

balloons flowers and cake

I have balloons and flowers and a cake this morning.

Cindy Ausman

12. Bag of Mixed Nuts

bag of mixed nuts

Once, we had a completely unqualified candidate that was determined to interview for one of our jobs.

After she showed up at our office a few times without an appointment, and after being told repeatedly (very nicely, I might add) that she was not a good fit, the corporate HR department finally had to get in touch with her and tell her to stop.

Her response?

She sent us a bag of mixed nuts with a note that said “I’m not nuts…I just really want to work for you!” Clever, but still doesn’t give you the skills I’m looking for.

This was definitely the most memorable thing I’ve received…but not in a good way.

Michelle Bogner

13. Basket of Chocolates and a Bottle of Vodka

Basket of chocolates

Had a candidate interviewing for a management level IT spot.

His mother sent me a gorgeous basket with chocolates and a bottle of vodka with a note that said “Thank you for helping Ralph with his job hunt. You will need this before it’s over.” I did, he didn’t get the job and was high maintenance.

I sent his mother a thank you note and said I was sorry he did not get the offer.

She sent a note back that said, “me too”.

Sandra McCartt, @SandraMcCartt

14. Robe


A robe.

Bill Schultz

15. Schwag

logo related

The only physical thing besides flowers/cards was logo-related like sweatshirt/hat/bags/mugs.

Shannon Myers, @slcmyers

16. Bag of Fried Pork

bag of fried pork

A bag of fried pork rinds with a note saying he’d crunch all our problems away.

Jane Perdue, @thehrgoddess

17. Handmade Card

handmade card

This might not be unique but I considered it a “treasure”.

A candidate sent me a handmade card with her beautiful handwriting expressing her heartfelt thoughts and appreciation for believing in her and securing for her a job that she desired. I haven’t seen such personalized cards, better still being handwritten, in years since the advent of emails and social media.

I felt so pleased and proud – it really made my day and wiped away my earlier frustrations. I was so proud that I showed it to my colleagues – just to share my little joy…

Ellen Cheong, JonDavidson Group

18. Wine Filter

wine filter

One job hunter … sent a wine filter with a note about not having to Filter any more candidates.

John Sumser, @JohnSumser

19. Dog Biscuits

dog biscuits

I was recruiting creatives for an advertising group within the Ralston Purina Pet Product Company.

A resume accompanied some dog biscuits which were uniquely designed and packaged —demonstrating this particular candidate’s take on how dog biscuits could be marketed.

Valentino Martinez

20. Baby Bottle

baby bottles

I owned a company with my wife. We advertised in the NY Times looking for a copywriter.

The ad read: “Mommy/Daddy track agency looking for a copywriter.”

The successful candidate sent us a baby bottle.

Josh Moritz, Creative Partners

21. Large Cakes

4 large cakes

My most memorable of all gifts was at an interview with a Controller for a cake company.

He brought me 4 large beautiful cakes as a gift. I brought them back to the office and my team was loving this guy for the generosity and great flavors!

John W. Ferneborg, The Ferneborg Group

22. Branded Applications


Applications fully branded to the company (meaning they look and feel like a company marketing document [from the interviewer’s company]. These applications stand out and have 90+% interview rates).

Rebecca Rapple

23. Mini-Fuller Brush

mini fuller brush

A successful candidate was a Fuller Brush sales person who wanted to work in advertising.

He wrote a great letter and included a mini-fuller brush as a thank you for reading his letter.

Josh Moritz, Creative Partners

24. Actual Paper Resume in an Actual Envelope

actual envelope

A candidate sent me an actual paper resume in an actual envelope and sent it through the regular mail. Weird.:)

Tracey Cress, digital concepts incorporated

25. Brighton Watch

Brighton watch

I have received flowers, Starbucks gift cards and once I received a Brighton watch from a job seeker. These were all after I placed them in a job.

Stacy Pursell, The VET Recruiter

26. Resume with a Cover Letter with Three Drawings

typewriter keyboard

While in college, I sent out a resume with a cover letter of me with three drawings as a Clark Kent-looking photographer, one with a notepad and a hat with a press pass in the hat-band (very ’40s Clark Kent) and with fingers flying over a TYPEWRITER’s keyboard (gives you an idea of the era).

An artist friend drew it, I MIMEOGRAPHED the resume and cover.

Not one response.

Two years into my journalism career, I did a newspaper (4 page tab size) with the lead story of me looking for work and my work illustration (writing and photos).

Again, not one response out of 500 sent out. Sent out about the same number for the drawing cover letter.

A short time later, I had an interview for a music writer in Texas. The publisher said he wanted someone creative and my plain resume wasn’t creative. He pulled out my newspaper and the cover sheet he had kept. He said, “You need to be as creative as these people.” I asked him if he had even read the name on the material he was showing, He said no. I said, “Why didn’t you respond when I sent you that material?”

I never got the music writer position.

Richard Kelleher, Marketing Sociologist

27. Cookies


One applicant brought in home made — and delicious! — cookies when applying for a position.

She followed up by saying she hoped we liked the cookies (as baking was listed under Activities in her resume), because she’s half as good at making cookies as she would be at being a Marketing Manager.

She didn’t ultimately get the job, but her effort was positively noticed and helped to get her an interview.

Sara Sutton Fell, FlexJobs

28. Resume in a Chinese Food Delivery Box

chinese food box

I had a candidate send me their resume in a Chinese food delivery box – they folded the resume in the shape of a fortune cookie – they were applying for a marketing job and wanted to show how ‘clever’ they were.

I have to say it stood out in uniqueness but the resume substance did not live up to the clever packaging.

Lisa A. Doorly, Portescap

29. GI Joe Action Figure

gi joe action figure

I got a GI Joe action figure from a candidate proclaiming to be “The fighter of clean and usable code (Java)”.

Darryl Dioso, Resource Management Solutions Group

30. Designer Candle

designer candle

My niche is the creative world, so my “gifts” are eccentric! The nicest logical type of gift was a gorgeous designer candle sent Fed Ex overnight by a candidate I had just placed.

Suzanne Levison, @619Suzanne

31. Tea-bagged Resume

Tea bag

I once had a resume sent to me with a tea bag stapled to it. There was a note attached saying something like “take the time to make yourself a cup of tea before you read this. This will be the most important document you read all day.”

The guy was very arrogant, both on the phone and on paper and did not get the job. Also, the fact that the tea bag was stapled meant it was unusable, it ripped when I tried to get it off!

Samantha Lacey, Omni RMS

32. Something to hang on the wall

Wanted picture frame

In my former life as a recruiter, I did receive gifts as far and wide as candy, flowers and cigars to dinner and show tickets. However, one thing I’ll clue you and your readers in on was something I learned for my own “chances to be memorable” (which is why you send something anyway) in my growth as a career expert.

I’ve now made a big impact by sending to folks who I want to stay in the short-term memory of something they can hang on their wall.

That includes my picture, my book, and if they were someone I met, a picture of me actually with them. People hang up these shadow boxes as if they were an award or something, which not only keeps me in front of them, but also allows them to speak of me when someone asks “What’s that?”

The trick for job seekers is to come up with something similarly wall-worthy that has class and appeal that will keep that person top-of-mind.

Darrell W. Gurney, CareerGuy

33. Threatening Letters

Ransom letter format

The most extreme item I’ve ever seen sent was actually multiple items, from a man who’d heard about an opening for a marketing and PR person at a local charity and decided to demonstrate his expertise at grabbing people’s attention.

He went to the charity’s website and found the names and business contact info for everyone on their board, the people he figured would be making the final decision on the hiring. Then, cutting out letters from a newspaper, he sent each board member a series of letters.

The first had just his first name “John.”

The second read “John Smith.’

Then “John Smith Is,” “John Smith Is Going,” “John Smith Is Out to Going to,” and “John Smith Is Going to Blow.”

Then apparently thinking he was clever enough to avoid creating a problem message, the next letter added two words rather than one. It read: “John Smith Is Going to Blow You Away!”

Which is when the police showed up at his door. Before he had the chance to send out the next letter with his resume that explained just how his expertise was in fact going to blow everyone away.

Barry Maher,

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Thursday, 16 June 2016

🃏 20 Creative Job Names Explained So You Don’t Miss Out

It would be a shame to skip a great opportunity because someone in HR was trying too hard.

20 Creative Job Names Explained So You Don’t Miss Out

Photo Credit: The Preiser Project

This is a guest post by Isaac Bullen.

Dreaming of a career change? Be careful of what you wish for.

Check out these amusingly deceptive job titles along with their actual descriptions, including average pay rates from, and companies that were hiring for some of these positions.

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Job titles you haven’t seen before

1. Title: Knob Head (seriously!)

Description: Transportation specialist. Ok, I remember being derogatorily called this name as a young person. Who knew that with the right training a person could actually grow up to be one?

Average Pay Rate: $44,000/year

2. Title: Ideation Director

Description: Marketing Executive. Idea + Generation = Ideation? This is why the marketing people should not be left unsupervised for long periods of time.

Average Pay Rate: $120,070/year

3. Title: Integration Synchronicity Specialist

Description: Systems Engineer. It looks like the technology department has fallen prey to the marketing department’s “ideations.”

Average Pay Rate: $90,000/year

4. Title: Business Communications Conveyer

Description: Courier. It’s honest work for those who do not want to be stuck in an office. The dream job tends to sour on bad weather days, however.

Average Pay Rate: $25,710/year

5. Title: Public Sanitation Technicians

Description: Garbage Collector. This has to be the most under-appreciated job on the planet.

Average Pay Rate: $29,000/year

6. Title: Office Hygiene Control Specialist

Description: Cleaner/Janitor. Again, this is honest work for those who want a physically active job and the opportunity to snoop around offices after hours.

Average Pay Rate: $21,970/year

7. Title: Office Administration Facilitator

Description: Office Orderly. If you are fortunate enough to have obtained such a cushy position, just be thankful for the moment. With companies downsizing and managers expected to multi-task, the office orderly may be an endangered species.

Average Pay Rate: $28,136/year

8. Title: Theft Prevention and Surveillance Officer

Description: Watchman/Security Guard. As long as wealth distribution officers or thieves as they are so disrespectfully called exist, the good security guard will always remain employed.

Average Pay Rate: $52,000/year

9. Title: Dreams Fulfiller

Description: Financial Services Consultant. According to the “Occupy Wall Street” crowd, the financial services industry may indeed have made someone’s dream come true at the expense of 99% of Americans representing the middle class.

Average Pay Rate: $81,802/year

10. Title: Printed Document Handler

Description: Typist. Yes, this occupation still exists usually in the form of a court clerk or data entry analyst. To be competitive in this field, one has to be extremely fast and accurate. I’m talking smoke coming from your fingers fast!

Average Pay Rate: $43,000/year

11. Title: Change Catalyst

Description: Business Executive. Lately “change” in business equates to layoffs. I’d venture to call this position the “termination catalyst.”

Average Pay Rate: $110,550/year

12. Title: Bat Cave Scavenger

Description: Fertilizer collector. This job requires identifying a bat habitat and proceeding to collect the bat’s poop. The bat’s guano is supposed to be a rich source of natural fertilizer. This position was featured on “Dirty Jobs” with Mike Rowe. This is clearly a very nasty career choice and no cool, black “bat mobile” is included.

Average Pay Rate: Unknown; pay may vary by bat cave.

13. Title: Food Preparation Officer

Description: Cook. This is one of my most esteemed professions.

Average Pay Rate: $40,000/year for a specialty food service catering cook.

14. Title: Office Access Control Specialist

Description: Receptionist. This is the infamous door keeper dreaded by outside sales professionals.

Average Pay Rate: $25,095/year

15. Title: Family Environs Upkeep Manager

Description: House Maid. An even more politically incorrect description would be simply “Mom.” For the record though, the description is officially “housekeeper”.

Average Pay Rate: $21,840/year

These last 5 positions with funny job names are from companies which were hiring.

16. Title: PHP Ninja

Description: Web Application Developer

Average Pay Rate: $60,000/year

Hiring Company: SurfMerchants LLC

17. Title: Vision Clearance Engineer

Description: Windshield Replacer

Average Pay Rate: $50,000/year and up

Hiring Company: Redline Executives

18. Title: Nutritional Intervention Advisor

Description: Weight Loss Consultant

Average Pay Rate: $19,000/year

Hiring Company: Jenny Craig

19. Title: Tonsorial Artist

Description: Barber

Average Pay Rate: $19,998/year and up

Hiring Company: Baxter Finley Barber and Shop

20. Title: Canine Relocation Specialist

Description: Dog catcher also known as animal control.

Average Pay Rate: $34,020/year

Hiring Company: State and local governments

Did the lists inspire a career change or a sigh of relieved contentment for your current position? At the very least, you may be tempted to revamp your resume using some of these creative titles.

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This article was compiled and written by Isaac a blogger who writes for a number of UK businesses including AON Hewitt, a business who specialise in employee benefits and auto enrolment. Isaac spends much of his spare time reading blogs like JobMob and cycling when the weather permits. His LinkedIn profile is available at

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Thursday, 9 June 2016

😜 33 Funny Cover Letters and Job Applications That are Actually Real

These need to be seen to be believed.

33 Funny Cover Letters and Job Applications That are Actually Real

Photo Credit:  Sonny Abesamis

MOST of these are real. See if you can spot the few joke ones, and mention your picks in the comments.

1) “Attached is a copy of my CV and his death certificate”

application for employment


2) “I have brave fight to wild bear”

funny cover letter


3) “I am only 6”

6 year old cover letter


4) Reason for leaving: “It sucked”

walmart application


5) “kount money faster than a bank teller”

funny black man job application


6) “i like kids and its fun to fiddle with them”

nanny job application


7) “I won’t waste your time… feeding you a line of crap”

summer internship cover letter


8) “If you have any questions, please feel free to f#$king contact me”

intern public relations copywriting position


9) “it would be the highest choice of my smile to discuss myself being hired”

letter to hr


10) “Please explain your rationale for the rainbow”

rainbow colored email


11) Please tell me why you deserve to be hired: “To be paid”

peterson management group application


12) “You need me to work you because you seem to have trouble with math”

americas number1 burgerman needs a job


13) “lets make it happen WOO WOO”

ricky santangelo application


14) “Please realize that I’m not a braggart or conceited”

summer analyst applicant


15) “calling our head of HR a ‘skank ho’ does not gain you any plus points”

bbc rejection letter


16) “My middle name is Promptness. True story. Ask my mom”

ragan received worst cover letter


17) “here’s a good presentation that cover’s the basics”

worst cover letter in eight years


18) “this position sparked my interested because…”

typo error cover letter


19) “I am your dog walker… I got a 1600 on my SATs”

upper east side dog walker


20) “Me also can fight for boxing like Tyson”

nigerian application letter


21) “I am also very highly motivated, just show me the money”

gee publishing limitedmapplication


22) “I hate this guy”

horrific job application


23) “I’m sick of writing these pedestrian cover letters, you’re sick of reading them”

busines insider average at excel


24) “I am 24 years old which is why I think this position is a great fit for me”

business insider 24year old good fit


25) “I received some feedback from the grandfather of a friend”

business insider grandfather loves writing


26) “And like to write columns, blogs, reviews, articles and letter to the editor”

business insider is this english


27) “since I moved here solely for career purposes, don’t really have any friends yet… I’m in a perfect position to make work my life”

business insider lack of response


28) “right now studying in a Left leaning institution”

business insider negative applicant


29) “the only caveat IS I have to do this during non-working hours”

business insider non working hours


30) The most generic cover letter ever?

business insider no position applied for


31) “it would probably explode from Cancer of the RAM”

business insider self importance


32) “I dont have any expereince”

business insider spelling error


33) Business Insider Sports Intern?

business insider sports intern


34) Captain America’s cover letter

35) “I am writing to you in regard to the position of boyfriend”

boyfriend position

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