Gussying up your resume for a job search is never fun, and filling out applications can feel like a minefield of trick questions and exhausting repetition.
While there are plenty of acceptable ways to present yourself on a job application or resume, there are some pretty obvious pitfalls to avoid, many of which are refreshingly amusing to the managers surveying applications.
I was working in retail in high school when someone came and dropped off a paper application. In the section about criminal history they checked yes they had prior convictions. In the space provided to state what the legal issues were they simply wrote "rong place rong time." We kept that application around for a while.
Saw a resume that, under the education tab, went from "Marine Officer Training School" to simply "Clown School."
Not even the specific one, just "Clown School."