“I enjoy cooking Italians and Chinese”
I find this humorous mostly because I love cooking. I enjoy jokes more when they relate to my passions and this one does. This person is most likely applying for a chef position, which I could very well find myself doing. Also, spelling errors are one of the most common mistakes on resumes, or really any paper. It is a huge problem that gives a bad impression to the hiring committee. Fortunately for this person, they might at least get a laugh out of the committee.
“Skills: I am a rabid typist”
This particular mistake is fascinating to me. Is it possible to be a rabid typist? I have no idea. It’s funny because your brain actually tries to make sense out of it, contemplating the adjective “rabid” and whether it applies to a typist. Some bizarre images come to my mind when I consider it. The other thing is that they meant “rapid” which, even if correct, is an odd adjective to chose for a resume.
The second mistake on here, criticizing your perspective employer, is way more common in cover letters than it should be. What I find amusing is, why are they applying for the job if they have such a critique of the company they believe it deserves to make it in their cover letter? Like if you don’t like what the company is doing, don’t apply for the job. Find somewhere you like where you can support what the company is doing. Besides, the employer isn’t going to hire anyone who insults their business. That just wouldn’t make sense.
Number nine exists in most resumes. I’ve even done it myself. It is hard to only give information that truly pertains to the job. However, many times it’s just some small details that are insignificant. In other cases (the funny ones) information is included that has no relevance whatsoever to the intended job of hire. For instance, my sister worked at a coffee shop and got a resume from a guy who included that he records yoga videos and listens to music. Neither of these activities is relevant to being a barista and, therefore, created many laughs among the employees.
”Work experience: “Responsibilities included checking customers out.”
Here, the writer didn’t really do anything “wrong.” There are no typos, and they meant what they said. However, when an outsider reads this, they associate something completely different. The connotation of the phrase is a negative one. And, although humorous, it will probably lead to them not getting the job. What’s so funny about it is that the person who wrote it will never know they had such an outrageous thing written on their resume and are likely not the type of person the phrase implies.