love letters as writing samples, the candidate who spoke Pirate, and other tales of amazing resumes

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A few weeks ago, I asked you about the strangest things you’ve ever seen on a resume. You shared some amazing stories — so many, in fact, that I couldn’t pick my usual 10, so here are 30 of the best.

1. “A recent applicant for an entry-level office job at the nonprofit where I work wrote in his application, ‘Just Google me.’ As if I wasn’t already going to. The candidate did not get an interview.

2. “At a previous job we received a 3-page resume that started with a list of

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