Survey: 1 Resume Typo Will Rule Out Candidate
STEVE INSKEEP, host:
And today's last word in business is proofread, please, when you're brushing up your resume. Be aware that typos are no-no's. The staffing company Accountemps surveyed 150 senior executives in the United States, and 40 percent of them said a single typo was enough to rule out a candidate. Don't rely on spell check, either. The computerized proofreader will not delete the extra M on your cover letter greeting. So you might end up saying, dear sir or madman.
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INSKEEP: You might even end up boasting that you're a rabid typist.
That's the business news on MORNING EDITION from NPR News. I'm Steve Inskeep.
RENEE MONTAGNE, host:
And I'm Renee Montagne.
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