Proper Spelling is Good Business Etiquette

Proper Spelling is Good Business Etiquette

When you are seeking a new position your resume and cover letter to a prospective employer make your first impression for you. Over the years I have heard from many human resources professionals that the quickest way to lose the opportunity with their company is to send paperwork with spelling errors. This article highlights some lamentable but funny spelling mistakes which undoubtedly cost the senders consideration for the job. These made me laugh. The lesson here is to reread everything you send out and better yet – have someone who likes you also read it.


Top 20 of the Most Hilarious Spelling Mistakes on Resumes and Cover Letters
March 19th, 2010 by Andrew Kucheriavy

Most employers and recruiters agree that the top reason that makes them reject a resume is spelling mistakes. Some mistakes are so funny that we couldn’t let recruiters have all the fun and put together this list for your enjoyment.

If you don’t want to end up on this list, there is a simple rule to follow: proofread, proofread again, and then have someone else proofread your resume and your cover letter. For more tips, make sure to read Resume Tips Everyone Needs to Know and Cover Letter for Your Resume – How to Write One that Doesn’t Get Thrown Away?

Here is Our Top 15 of the Most Hilarious Spelling Mistakes on Resumes and Cover Letters:

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.”