I was reviewing workshop proposals for an upcoming conference, and was surprised at the number of typographical errors in the submitted proposals. I am used to seeing a certain number of typos or spelling errors in resumes I review, but not in writings of professionals in my own field. Maybe I overreacted, but seeing a proposal with several misspelled words or poor grammar tended to undermine my confidence in their proposal. But hey—I am an educator. I see those things.
But do employers?
What wood you thik if you saw me right this?
Yeah, employers do.
Imagine receiving resumes for an office assistant position. The incumbent has to do data entry and write reports. A resume reads,
· Five yers of administrative experience
· Colected information, facillitated completion, and obtained approveal for new client’s
· Researched and compiled data fpr multiple projects
· Strong multi-tasking skils
· Atention to detail
Would you believe what they say?
Yes, I exaggerate. And personally I am very thankful for Spell-check! But who is it that said if something is worth doing, it is worth doing right?
- Resumania: Typos can send resumes straight to trash bin (reporternews.com)