Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Keeping Posted

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Keeping Posted

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Getting The Word On Bad Applications

There was the job applicant who wrote, "I am a rabid typist."

Then there was the pessimistic fellow who said, "Here are my qualifications for you to overlook."

When it comes to resumes, Robert Half is the master of disaster. Half is the founder of the Accountemps temporary help firm based in California. He's spent 40 years sifting bloopers from applications that cross his desk.

Some examples:

"Thank you for your consideration. I hope to hear from you shorty!"

"Extensive background in accounting. I can also stand on my head."

"Please disregard attached resume - it is terribly out of date."

"My ability to complete projects on time is unspeakable."

"Insufficient writing skills, thought processes have slowed down some."

"Outstanding worker; flexible 24 hours a day." Jim Gallagher

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