Just when I say, "It goes without saying," it doesn't go without saying. From CareerBuilder come some bone-stupid things people have put on their resumes.
--Applicant claimed to be former CEO of the company.
--Fluent in two languages--one of them pig Latin.
--Wrote "whorehouse" instead of warehouse.
--Website linked to a porn site.
--Said "did not like dealing with angry customers" as reason for leaving last job--but this job was customer service.
--Email address was 2poopy4mypants.
--Claimed to be a Nobel Prize winner.
--Claimed to have worked in a jail (was in a jail all right but not working).
--Claimed to be HVAC-certified--but asked what HVAC was.
--Attended a college that didn't exist.
--Applied to be a driver, claimed had 10 years experience, but only had a license for 4 yrs.
--Listed as a reference an employer who had a warrant out on him.
--Job history--three cities--same time period.
So what have we learned? Almost everything is checkable--and sometimes no checking is even needed!
I like the pig Latin claim. retty-pay tupid-say.