Careerbuilder recently surveyed 2,367 human resource managers to find out the most unusual things job seekers have done to get a job. Here are the top 10: 

  1. Candidate had a priest contact the hiring manager and ask for candidate to be hired.
  2. Candidate bought a first class upgrade to sit next to hiring manager on a transatlantic flight.
  3. During the month of October, candidate came dressed in a costume for Halloween.
  4. Candidate's wife made homemade lavender soap bars for the hiring manager as a thank you for taking the time to interview the candidate.
  5. Candidate asked hiring manager to share an ice cream cone.
  6. Candidate sent a pair of embroidered socks with a note saying he would knock the company's socks off if hired.
  7. Candidate showed up in his camp counselor attire with some of the children from the camp he worked for to show his leadership capabilities.
  8. Candidate sent a shoe with a flower in it as a thank you after the interview. The note said: "Trying to get my foot in the door."
  9. Candidate mailed hiring manager money in an envelope.
  10. Candidate arrived to interview in a white limousine, an hour early, dressed in a three-piece suit. The open position was middle-wage and had a required dress code of khakis, company button-down and black shoes.

I've sent a cake with only half of it iced with the message "Let Kenny Put The Icing On The Cake".  It was lame. I didn't get the job.