A resume with a minor typo is sort of like having spinach in your teeth during an interview. Not good, but at least you’re on time and wearing pants. And yes, some mistakes on a resume are the equivalent of a pantsless interview. We’ll link to those later.
You probably worked hard on your resume, and it’s not fun for anyone. You read and re-read it so many times that even if there were errors, your brain no longer has the ability to spot them, and that’s why you need fresh eyes on your resume before you send it out.
Even if you’re just updating one silly little thing, actually especially if you’re just updating one silly thing, have someone else look at it.
DO NOT SEND YOUR RESUME TO ANYONE YOU WANT TO BE HIRED BY UNTIL YOU’VE HAD SOMEONE ELSE LOOK AT IT.
You don’t want to tell people you have ten years experience driving when you’ve only had a driver’s license for four years. (spoiler alert: that’s one of the pantsless mistakes).
People may say that hey resumes are so 1997. The world is too dynamic and fast, typos are no big deal. Well stop listening to those people.
And without further ado, here are 14 really great resume fails.
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