Applying to jobs can be stressful. There's always the fear of embarrassing yourself in front of a potential employer.
CareerBuilder surveyed hiring managers to find some of the most outrageously unusual job applications. Some of these make John C. Reilly and Will Ferrell's characters in Step Brothers seem like top-tier applicants!
Aside from the crazy examples in the slideshow, employers also warned some of the biggest mistakes they see include things like typos on resumes, an inappropriate email address and resumes that include a photo. Remember, you're applying for a job, not a TV sitcom.
Check out the slideshow below to see the 12 most unusual job applications hiring managers have seen:
Candidate called himself a genius and invited the hiring manager to interview him at his apartment.
Candidate's cover letter talked about her family being in the mob.
Just In Case Of An Alligator Apocalypse
Candidate applying for a management job listed "gator hunting" as a skill.
Candidate's resume included phishing as a hobby.
Candidate specified that her resume was set up to be sung to the tune of "The Brady Bunch."
Skills: Speak Penguin
Candidate claimed to be able to speak "Antartican" when applying for a job to work in Antarctica.
The Unprofessional Photo
Candidate's resume had a photo of the applicant reclining in a hammock under the headline "Hi, I'm _____ and I'm looking for a job."
Was It At Least Easter Time?
Candidate's resume was decorated with pink rabbits.
Why Do You Want This Job?
Candidate listed "to make dough" as the objective on the resume.
We All Have Our Proudest Moment
Candidate highlighted the fact that he was "Homecoming Prom Prince" in 1984.
Candidate applying for an accounting job said he was "deetail-oriented" and spelled the company's name incorrectly.
This May Be A First For Some Employers
Candidate's cover letter contained "LOL."