On Resume Typos

From The Consumerist:

Sorry, kids, but humor has no place in a cover letter, and unfunny humor has no place anywhere.

Don’t depend on a spell checker – print your resume out and look it over, read it out loud to yourself, and have another person look at it for you.

So far my most egregious mistake on a resume has been of the grammatical nature, something that I hope never changes. But if I want to be realistic about things, I’d have to say that this could very well happen to me. Even worse, sometimes I feel inclined to throw some humor into my resume to make it lighter or just DO SOMETHING new and fresh with it. After reading this article though, I know better.

Still, the joke about the wallpaper was hilarious. I actually giggled like an idiot.

  • When I interviewed for my current job, a typo was pointed out to me on my resume: I had listed a .333 GPA for my time at university. “My wife wanted me to give you crap for that one,” I was told.

    I got the job anyway. B-)

  • When I interviewed for my current job, a typo was pointed out to me on my resume: I had listed a .333 GPA for my time at university. “My wife wanted me to give you crap for that one,” I was told.

    I got the job anyway. B-)

    • Well, that’s good that you ended up getting the job despite that. I always fear that there’s still some lurking snafu on my resumes that’s just waiting to be found by the right person..

  • Well, that's good that you ended up getting the job despite that. I always fear that there's still some lurking snafu on my resumes that's just waiting to be found by the right person..

  • Well, that's good that you ended up getting the job despite that. I always fear that there's still some lurking snafu on my resumes that's just waiting to be found by the right person..