When it comes to resumes, simplicity and honesty are key. The goal of a resume should be to give potential employers an idea of your relevant job experience without wasting too much of their time with unnecessary details about our lives. But apparently not all job hunters got this memo, and some people treat a resume like a memoir, an avenue for artistic expression, or even a personal diary.
Someone asked HR personnel of Reddit: "What's the most unnecessary thing you've seen in a resume?"
1.) From FormalMango:
I was shortlisting resumes for my boss, and came across one that was absolute gold. The position was for a tape operator at a television station.
The guy was an artist, I think. And his resume was a 31 page visual representation of his journey through life. Each page contained a moment in time that had shaped him into who he was as a man, as one of the Earth Mother’s children, and as an artist.