Two thirds were from senior level candidates who earn more than £40,000 a year.
Some felt their personality would be best expressed through creative means - soft porn pictures and an underwear teaser campaign were among the more bizarre pieces of supporting material. Peculiar pastimes included 'Wicka and occult magik', 'nudity and naturalism', 'ferret-legging' and 'cheese rolling'.
But perhaps the most inspired was the applicant who enthused: 'I have a deep interest in a future career in PR as I feel I have the required skill set and energy levels needed to make a huge impact, working as part of a team to successfully over-achieve what I set out to do for my peers and clients in a creative and stimulating environment.' Don't we all.