My Résumé Is Attacked

We all know that of all the writing you do, one of the most important is your résumé. It is a potential employer’s first impression of you and if there are errors, that isn’t a very good impression. I found this article at with some interesting résumé and cover letter errors.

20. “I have a known track record and excellent experience with accurancy and fixing erors

19. “Strong Work Ethic, Attention to Detail, Team Player,  Attention to Detail

18. “My experience include filing, billing, printing and coping

17. “Demonstrated ability in multi-tasting.”

16. “My work ethics are impeachable.”

15. “I have nervous of steel.”

14. “I consistently tanked as top sales producer for new accounts.”

13. “I am a perfectionist and rarely if if ever forget details.”

12. “Dear Sir or Madman,”

11. “I can type without looking at thekeyboard.”

10. “Instrumental in ruining entire operation for a Midwest chain store.”

9. “I am anxious to use my exiting skills”

8. “Speak English and Spinach

7. “I am a Notary Republic

6. “I attended collage courses for minor public relations

5. “Following is a grief overview of my skills.”

4. “I’m attacking my resume for you to review.”

3. “I am experienced in all faucets of accounting.”

2. “Hope to hear from you, shorty.”

And the most embarrassing one to finish off our list:

1.  “Directed $25 million anal shipping and receiving operations.”

While we may laugh (or, more likely, groan) about these errors, the fact that HR people took note and then passed the errors on is proof positive that people are actually reading things when they are determining whether or not to bring you in the door. Please make sure your résumé and cover letter are completely error free. Ask for help if you need it, but then remember that learning proper grammar is up to you and you should make an effort to continue to learn as the rules continue to change. It is easier than ever in this technology age to follow a blog or two or take an online course to keep your skills sharp. Do it!

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