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Humor: The Honest Job Application

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Since I’m always going on about honesty, here’s a humorous Internet meme I found: the Honest Job Application:

Job application.NAME: [Redacted]

DESIRED POSITION: Reclining. Ha Ha. But seriously, whatever’s available. If I was in a position to be picky, I wouldn’t be applying here in the first place.

DESIRED SALARY: $185,000 a year plus stock options and a Michael Ovitz-style severance package. If that’s not possible, make an offer and we can haggle.

EDUCATION: Yup.

LAST POSITION HELD: Target for middle-management hostility.

SALARY: Less than I’m worth.

MOST NOTABLE ACHIEVEMENT: My incredible collections of hubcaps and beer bottles.

REASON FOR LEAVING: It sucked.

HOURS AVAILABLE TO WORK: Any.

PREFERRED HOURS: 1:30 – 3:30 p.m., Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday.

DO YOU HAVE ANY SPECIAL SKILLS? Yes, but they’re better suited to a more intimate environment.

MAY WE CONTACT YOUR CURRENT EMPLOYER?: If I had one, would I be here?

DO YOU HAVE ANY PHYSICAL CONDITIONS THAT WOULD PROHIBIT YOU FROM LIFTING UP TO 50 LBS?: Of what?

DO YOU HAVE A CAR?: I think the more pertinent question here would be “Do you have a car that runs?”

HAVE YOU RECEIVED ANY SPECIAL AWARDS OR RECOGNITION?: I may already be a winner in the Publisher’s Clearinghouse Sweepstakes.

DO YOU SMOKE?: Only when set on fire.

WHAT WOULD YOU LIKE TO BE DOING IN FIVE YEARS?: Living in Bimini with a fabulously wealthy supermodel who thinks I’m the greatest thing since sliced bread. Actually, I’d like to be doing that now.

DO YOU CERTIFY THAT THE ABOVE IS TRUE AND COMPLETE TO THE BEST OF YOUR KNOWLEDGE?: No, but I dare you to prove otherwise.

SIGN HERE: Scorpio with Libra rising

Humor: The Honest Job Application by
Authored by: Erik Even

  • aslesh

    Humorous post indeed. I especially liked the ‘Do you smoke’ part. I always wonder why the ask the desired salary part when they know that we won’t get what we demand.
    –Email me @ aslesh.t@gmail.com

  • http://www.geekmom.net geekmom

    I wouldn’t know what to think if I came across a resume or application like this. Someone brutally honest with a sense of humor might be fun to have around. Then again, it could be a major disaster :)

  • jsnhwrd0

    I can’t believe anyone actually put these on a resume. Whenever i go through the resumes and see some of those stupid questions they put on there i always want to put smart remarks like these. I would like to see what happens.
    jsnhwrd0@gmail.com

  • killjein

    Honesty is such a lonely word:) In my place, “whom you know” rules. It’s not about honesty on CV or resume that matters but the reference. Reference is over and above education, experience and skills. If the friend of the boss says that I am hardworking and honest, therefore I am and I should be hired.