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No fine-toothed comb required when vetting these resumes


Employers need not have any worries about being on the losing side of “failure to hire” lawsuits, at least based on some of the resume blunders described in a survey by Chicago-based CareerBuilder L.L.C.

According to the survey, which was conducted on CareerBuilder’s behalf by Rochester, New York-based Harris Interactive Inc. and released Thursday, among the more memorable resumes were:

•Applicant claimed to be a former CEO of the company to which he was applying.

•Applicant claimed to be fluent in two languages — one of which was pig Latin.

•Applicant’s personal website linked to a porn site.

•Applicant claimed to be a Nobel Prize winner.

•Applicant claimed to have to have worked in a jail, when he was really in there serving time.

Among other results of the survey, which was conducted between May 14 and June 3, was that 56% of employers have caught a lie on a resume — although presumably most were not nearly as blatant as these.

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