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Old 09-17-2012, 04:32 PM
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Exactly!! A resume from an otherwise qualified candidate should not be tossed due to a single spelling error. It's reasonable to treat it as a negative if you are trying to decide between one or more otherwise equally qualified candidates. But it's ridiculous to toss the resume without even considering that applicant. It could cause an employer to lose out on a good employee who just made a minor mistake. The employers on this board don't understand that! They want employees who have the right "personality", never make any mistakes that humans make, are athletic, tall, good looking, drive expensive cars, wear expensive clothes, get their car professionally detailed several times a week, and are willing to work 90 hours per week for the equivalent of $2 per hour.


So a person who submits a resume for a Administrative Assistant position with spelling errors shouldn't thrown in the trash? How could that person be taken seriously as a candidate for that type of position?
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Old 09-17-2012, 05:14 PM
 
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Go figure.

A company might not hire a person for an office job that requires experience in MS Word and MS Excel, if the candidate fails to demonstrate to use the MS Word spell check function. The candidate might to utilize various functions such as copy, paste, sum, sort, insert picture, vlookup, pivot tables, sum, spell check.

If a company is hiring somebody for 20 years experience in welding, entry level MS Office skills are not required.

If a company is hiring somebody for 20 years experience in sales, entry level MS Office skills are not required.

Ifa company is hiring somebody for 20 years experience in engineering, entry level MS office skills are not required.
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Old 09-17-2012, 05:55 PM
 
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So a person who submits a resume for a Administrative Assistant position with spelling errors shouldn't thrown in the trash? How could that person be taken seriously as a candidate for that type of position?
Everyone makes mistakes.

As I said before, it's one thing if the person clearly demonstrates they don't know how to spell the word and if their information is completely incoherent (for example, suggesting someone fax a document but don't provide a fax number)

It's another thing if, while typing, they mistpye a word even though you know what they obviously meant. People who currently have jobs make mistakes like these everyday in their communications. I just received information from someone regarding an interview with a simple mistake in it. Instead of saying "Thank you for your continued interest...", they said "Thank you for your continues interest..."

According to some on here, that person needs to be hung on top of the hill. Really, it's not a big deal. I clearly understand what they mean and that it is a mistake. It doesn't make them any less qualified for the job they were hired to do. They're human.
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Old 09-18-2012, 05:25 AM
 
Location: St Thomas, US Virgin Islands
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It's another thing if, while typing, they mistpye a word even though you know what they obviously meant.
So in context you would see this as a mere typing error to be overlooked?

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So a person who submits a resume for aN Administrative Assistant position with spelling errors shouldn't have their application thrown in the trash?
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Old 09-18-2012, 05:35 AM
 
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I am a horrible typist and make several spelling mistakes. I may be the worst in the company. I still haven't figured out how many m's or r's belong in tomorrow. I work in an office job that requires good MS office skills. I am usually on MS Word, MS Excel or MS Access.

MS Word is great software. Under the Tools menu, there is a spelling and grammar tool. The spell check makes several corrections. I may get confused with other MS office features, when they changed the navigation and added a ribbon in MS Word 2010. I just look for the "help" option and search for the topic. It helps me fix all those pesky spelling issues.

Excel is some nice software, also. If my formulas have spelling errors, it will have a fit. It tells me the function is wrong. I am able to fix many errors and go on.

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Old 09-18-2012, 06:53 AM
 
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So in context you would see this as a mere typing error to be overlooked?
And the plane goes WOOSH!!!
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Old 09-18-2012, 10:21 AM
 
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So a person who submits a resume for a Administrative Assistant position with spelling errors shouldn't thrown in the trash? How could that person be taken seriously as a candidate for that type of position?
It shouldn't be thrown in the trash, because that person might still be the otherwise most qualified candidate, who you would want to hire. If there were other equally qualified candidates, I'd probably hire the one without the spelling error. But I'd need to interview the person with the spelling error to determine that!
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Old 09-18-2012, 02:08 PM
 
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So a person who submits a resume for a Administrative Assistant position with spelling errors shouldn't thrown in the trash? How could that person be taken seriously as a candidate for that type of position?
Considering the amount of employers posting job ads with tons of grammatical and spelling errors, I don't think they have any business faulting the people they are hiring if they can't even spell correctly.
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Old 09-18-2012, 02:42 PM
 
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Considering the amount of employers posting job ads with tons of grammatical and spelling errors, I don't think they have any business faulting the people they are hiring if they can't even spell correctly.

You would think those employers would double check BEFORE posting job ads.
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Old 09-18-2012, 03:24 PM
 
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What about the cleaning company that is looking for janitors, offers minimum wage, no guarantee of hours, requires 2 or 3 years in a cleaning environment and doesn't even leave a contact method and spells "clenig" wrong and has words doubled like "please send sned a resume". But I forgot ONLY job seekers have a problem. Everyone else is innocent. Give me a break you clowns.
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