Spelling Mistakes

We’re suddenly seeing a rash of spelling errors in CVs, perhaps because people are updating their CV and rushing through it when they really need to take their time and get someone else to proof read it.

This morning we have seen “mouths” instead of “months” and “collage” instead of “college”.

Neither of these will be picked up by spell checkers, but anyone from a potential employer or recruitment agency will spot them straight away. This type of error will immediately push your application down the pecking order or even into the dreaded “round file”.

Get someone else to read your CV before you send it anywhere.