20 of the Funniest Résumés and CVs You’ll Ever See

These candidates made their résumés funny to catch the hiring manager’s eye so they could stand out.

Funniest résumés and cvs
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When looking for a job, most candidates do all they can to make sure they have an outstanding résumé. These ballsy candidates went above and beyond to ensure theirs definitely stood out from the crowd – maybe a bit too much though?

Read on to see the funniest résumés employers have come across that literally had them rolling around on the floor laughing.

1. The excellent communicator

I mean kudos to his sky-high ego, but apart from being a comedian he hasn’t demonstrated any transferable skills that will get him hired.

Excellent communicator resumedavewaughtattoos

2. The drug dealer

This applicant is brutally honest… maybe too honest? It goes from bad to worse from no education to running a “Marijuana delivery service”. It’s clear he has some sales skills, but not the type you’d want in a professional establishment.

Drug dealer résuméNethernoir

3. The self-loving actor

Is this really a résumé or a hilarious joke? If one picture wasn’t enough, Daryl decided to share three. The fact that he was cast as a rapist is slightly alarming too!

The Self-loving Actor résumésomeecards

4. A teen with a good sense of humour

This funny teen actually bagged himself a job at McDonald's with his awesome and honest answers.

Good sense of humour résuméredstarresume

5. Simply the best

This devilishly handsome candidate thinks he is the best thing since sliced bread. He’s definitely brave for responding to a job application like this.

Funny brave résumédorkly

6. Probably one of the funniest résumés

I mean who else wouldn’t be impressed with cat-like reflexes, a horse-like laugh and a large appetite?!

Funniest real résuméworldwideinterweb

7. The boss

A self-proclaimed boss who is good at nearly everything, but has no work experience or education – who wouldn’t want to take the risk and hire this ‘stud-muffin’?

The Boss funny résuméworldwideinterweb

8. What an interesting hobby!

Brad had been sending out his résumé with this interesting hobby listed on it for a while before he realised that his friend had written it as a joke. Brad my friend, you got punked!

Masturbation on résuméaccolo

9. The zero f*cks guy

Although many of us give zero f*cks from time to time, it’s probably not the best idea to list it on your resume…

Swearing funny résumécanyouactually

10. Is he for real?

It has to be a practical joke; from the bad picture to the jail time story. I’m a little scared just reading his résumé, let alone meeting Mr Santangelo.

Scary but funny résuméPinterest

11. Ms Desperation

Besides the poorly written resume full of typos, nothing screams desperate more than HIRE ME written all over the bottom of this ridiculous résumé.

Hire me desperation funny résuméworldwideinterweb

12. Job for the summer

Despite the obvious lack of punctuation and typography issues, this young teen “with a good soul” only wants a job for the summer. What a real go-getter!

Funny summer job résuméBuzzFeed

13. Simplicity is key

I’m not quite sure that the direct approach will get this candidate the job. Any thoughts?

Simple but funny CVaccolo

14. Forgot to proofread

So cringe! This candidate attached a funny picture of Nicholas Cage, instead of her actual résumé! Always remember to proofread and ensure your attachments are the correct ones.

Nicolas Cage funny résumé mistakenews.avclub

15. Major typo

What a funny c*ck up of a resume. It’s safe to say that this is one way you shouldn’t apply for a catering position.

Funny Major Typo on Résumésf.eater

16. Rude!

Someone teach this applicant some manners, please! I’m all for a bit of light banter, but this is the worst resume I have ever seen. It’s outright rude and obnoxious.

rude and funny CVsomeecards

17. Devil wears what?

If you’re going to reference a film - it’s probably best that you double-check the title first. I’ve never heard of Devil Wears Prague – have you?

Funny movie typos on résuméworldwideinterweb

18. The distraction

Clearly, this candidates filter from brain to paper s*cks too. Although hilarious, his ego will clearly be a distraction to his personal work.

Funny ego résumébusinessinsider

19. Unavailable references

Funny how this résumé wasn’t burnt in the fire too…

Funny References on RésuméBuzzFeed

20. Monkey business

Was this made by a 10-year-old on Word Art? This example will leave an outstanding impression, but maybe not the best one?

Silly word art font on résuméHuffington Post

In all seriousness, “43 percent of managers said they spend less than 60 seconds looking at a resume” according to a survey of 2,100 hiring managers conducted by CareerBuilder. If you had a minute to impress would you choose a funny resume like these?

Let us know your thoughts on these hilarious résumés in the comment section below…

Meanwhile, don’t forget to check out our tips on how to write an effective résumé to ensure yours is noticeable (in the right way). Plus, take a look at these great templates for some inspiration on where to begin. 

 

This article was originally published in September 2015.