The Best and Worst Job Applications Ever Made

Applying for a new job is a serious business, right? After all, your entire ongoing wealth and future happiness could depend on getting this right. You don’t want to go and ruin your chances by doing something silly now, do you?

The Chocolate Bribe?

The Best and Worst Job Applications Ever Made

Sadly, we don’t get to see the original job application in this case. However, I feel that the company’s reply gives us a decent idea of the quality of this application. Attaching a small bribe probably seemed like a good idea at the time but I can’t help thinking that adding a sketch of an everlasting chocolate bar probably wasn’t this guy’s best ever idea. I liked the bit about secret spy work that he couldn’t go into details about but trying to use eBay feedback as a reference wasn’t very smart. He appears not to have got the job for some reason.

The Fair and Just Ruler with Cat-like Reflexes

The Best and Worst Job Applications Ever Made

Eric has a lot of qualities that many companies would pay handsomely for. Sadly, the ability to moonwalk, lance acne and eat a lot aren’t as much in demand as he seems to think. The story about him getting thrown of a horse was pretty neat, though.

The Nefarious Dude

The Best and Worst Job Applications Ever Made

In my hopeless naiveté I had always assumed that the years of being a nefarious dude was probably a part of your life you would try and avoid mentioning to prospective employers. However, this job seeker is proud of the high levels of customer satisfaction that he achieved as a marijuana dealer.

The Easy Questions Aren’t That Easy

The Best and Worst Job Applications Ever Made

If you look at this questionnaire in the right way the questions are pretty easy to answer. Sadly, this luckless job applicant got completely the wrong end of the stick on every single one. However, it’s nice to know that he rates the Farmer’s Almanac almost a highly as Wikipedia as a source of information about the world.

The Not Entirely Believable Application

The Best and Worst Job Applications Ever Made

Is it just me or is there something vaguely unbelievable about this job application? It starts off well enough and at first seems to be from exactly the kind of person of that any firm would be happy to hire, even if it meant printing commemorative coins on their behalf. Then things go downhill with the interests section, before we are finally asked to believe all of their references got “burned up in a fire”.

The Professional Application Letter

The Best and Worst Job Applications Ever Made

I really like this person’s style. As you can no doubt see, they’ve gone for the classic formal approach to a job application letter. It seems a shame that both of their previous places of employment were shut down but I’m almost certain that it had nothing to do with their approach to the job.

The Think Outside the Bun Application

The Best and Worst Job Applications Ever Made

I can’t make up my mind is that is one of the best job applications I’ve ever seen or one of the worst. To start with, I think that when they ask you how you found out about the company they want to establish the effectiveness of their branding and advertising campaigns. Telling a story about getting lost and seeing the company’s logo in the distance is just a bit, well, weird.

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