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Open thread: What’s the weirdest thing you’ve ever put on a CV?

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Oct 14th 2012, 11:00 AM 14,476 43

WE HEAR A lot lately about how you must jazz up your CV to make it stand out more from the crowd. This week, we reported on how a UCD graduate who created an ‘alternative CV’ which went viral on the web has managed to land himself a job with Twitter.

Certainly, “innovative job-search campaigns” are gathering steam in a crowded jobs marketplace.

But what about the old-school CVs we used to have. The ones before you’d built up a bit of experience, relevant work skills and… a bit of cop-on?

We’d love to know what was the weirdest/most irrelevant item you’ve ever put on a CV. Tell us in the comments section below.

These which we gathered from a swift questioning of the office (and a few honest folks on Twitter) will help you feel less embarrassed…

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Poll: Have you ever lied on your CV?

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