Resumania™: Certain Resume Mistakes are Impossible to Overlook

By Robert Half on April 1, 2014 at 7:00am

While it is true that a single typo on your resume can damage your chances of landing a job interview, all errors are not created equal. For example, if you’re a strong candidate with highly marketable skills, a hiring manager might be willing to ignore the fact that you wrote to instead of too.

But other spelling and grammatical goofs, however, are simply inexcusable. Even the most forgiving of employers would have difficulty overlooking these oh-so-sloppy resume mistakes:

“JOB DUTIES: I assassinate drivers their new hours of service.”

Please tell us you meant “assign.”

“GPA: 94 percent.”

We are 100 percent confused.

“OBJECTIVE: IT professional. I can fix your CPs.”

But who will fix our PCs?

“COMPUTER SKILLS: MacMicrosoft.”

Did we miss merger news?

“OBJECTIVE: I need a job pleaseeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee.”

We’ll give you an E for effort.

“REFERENCES: I have references apron your request.”

Send those references, and let’s get cooking!

“OBJECTIVE: I’m seeking employment as an office.”

That’s one way to get in the door.

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