Giving God as a reference heads the list of CV gaffes. Other clangers include a candidate who listed lion taming as a hobby, another who wrote their CV in rhyme, one who used a photograph of somebody else and one applicant only gave their name and phone number with the phrase: “I want a job.”
Another jobseeker claimed to be a direct descendant of the Vikings, while one candidate listed ‘Master of Time and Universe’ under his experience.
Almost a third (32%) of 194 UK employers surveyed, claimed they spend one minute or less reviewing a CV, while 14% per cent spend 30 seconds or less. Around a quarter (23%) also said they had uncovered a lie on a CV in the past year.