Re: Typos in resumes

Subject: Re: Typos in resumes
From: Janice Gelb <janiceg -at- MARVIN -dot- ENG -dot- SUN -dot- COM>
Date: Thu, 27 Feb 1997 15:49:23 -0800

Stephen Victor says:

> Many writers (in my experience, most writers)
> don't have the luxury of proofreaders and copyeditors. We're expected to
> do these things ourselves, making us in effect one-person publishing
> houses. The hiring managers who look for errors in resumes know that
> their writers will be expected to handle their own proofreading, and
> they use such errors (fairly or unfairly) as indicators of future
> performance.

I have to agree with this position. I tend to judge harshly any resume
I get for an editing position that has a typo in it. I find typos on
resumes for writing or editing positions especially hard to take when
the resume claims that one of the person's specialties is "attention
to detail"!

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