'Unreliable' & 'bone-idle' jobseeker has CV changed by father

Candidates struggle enough to find the perfect role for them, and should be putting a lot of time and effort into making their CV perfect.

So imagine how infinitely more difficult the recruitment process is when your resumé has been tampered with.

Candidate Lauren Booth asked her father to print out her CV in the hopes of finding a new job. However, when he brought back the copies to her she was surprised to see he had made a few choice alterations.

Posting on Twitter, Booth wrote: “Emailed my CV to dad at work so he could print it off for me and the bloody idiot has gone and changed it all.”

After taking a photograph of the new and improved CV, Booth posted this on social media too.

Under the ‘Personal Profile’ section of the application, her father wrote: “I am a bone-idle and unreliable individual who is always on my phone. I am looking to work within business in the future, preferably doing as little as possible. I am proficient in Facebook, Twitter and Snapchat. I also volunteer as a part-time swimming coach when I can be bothered.”

Booth’s ‘Qualifications and Skills’ included; "knowing it all", "bad at paying debts", "the desire to do as little as possible", "unreliable", "opinionated", "disorganised" and "a lack of patience".

The second page of the CV included a list of responsibilities, all of which her father had graded Booth a U for useless.

How would you respond to a CV like this? Is it humorous or unprofessional? Tell us in the comments…

Comments (5)
Fri, 10 Mar 2017 9:21am GMT
Dad seems to have a lot of time on his hands at work....
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Fri, 1 Jul 2016 9:54am BST
It is a wake up call for the girl. A father's desperate attempt to reach out to his daughter about being responsible and becoming productive.
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Fri, 10 Jun 2016 7:35pm BST
Some days the truth hurts.
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Fri, 10 Jun 2016 1:55pm BST
There are always two sides to every story.... Perhaps her dad was using this opportunity to put across his perception of what she is really like. Maybe some home truths may help her recognize how others actually perceive her. Hopefully this will have led to some heart to hear discussions between father and daughter which will encourage her in the long run.
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Thu, 9 Jun 2016 1:01pm BST
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