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

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When looking for a job, most candidates do all they can to make sure their resume is outstanding. 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 CVs 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 CVNethernoir

3. The self-loving actor

Is this really a CV 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 Actorsomeecards

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.

Teen with good sense of humourredstarresume

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.

Simply the Bestdorkly

6. Probably one of the funniest CV’s

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

cat like reflexes cvworldwideinterweb

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 CVworldwideinterweb

8. What an interesting hobby!

Brad had been sending out his CV 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!

Interesting Hobby CVaccolo

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…

 Zero F Guycanyouactually

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 CV, let alone meeting Mr Santangelo.

 Is he for real CVPinterest

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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 CV.

Ms Desperationworldwideinterweb

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!

Summer jobBuzzFeed

13. Simplicity is key

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

Simple CVaccolo

14. Forgot to proofread

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

Nicolas Cage CV 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.

Major Typosf.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 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?

the devil wears prague CVworldwideinterweb

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.

distracting CVbusinessinsider

19. Unavailable references

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

Unavailable ReferencesBuzzFeed

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?

Monkey business CVHuffington Post

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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 CVs in the comment section below…

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


This article was originally published in September 2015.