Spelling mistakes on a resume or cover letter may hinder one’s chances of being chosen for an employment position.
Press Release Service – Wired PR News – A not so perfect resume may significantly hurt one’s chances of landing a job. As reported by Reuters, search firm Accountemps recently found through a research survey that typing imperfections on employment paperwork can diminish a potential employee’s chances of getting the job. Twenty-eight percent of executives interviewed for the survey stated that two mistakes would ruin an applicant’s chances completely, with over a fifth stating that just one was enough to do the trick.
Kathryn Bolt, Accountemps’ President of Canadian operations is quoted by Reuters as stating, “The resume is an applicant’s first chance to impress the hiring manager…Mistakes on one’s application materials may prompt employers to assume there also will be mistakes made on the job.”
As noted by Reuters, based on research, the most frequent mistakes made on resumes and cover letters include: “Dear Sir or Madman,” and “I’m attacking my resume for you to review.”
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