Poor grammar will ruin your career
Published: 17 Jan 2013 By Simon Lewis
Two-thirds of employers won’t progress illiterate applications
Many jobseekers are not being considered for interviews because they fail to correct grammar and spelling mistakes on their CV applications, a recent poll has found.
Tanya Brown, a consultant with recruitment agency Nicoll Curtin, asked employers: “What is the biggest turn off for you to see on a candidate’s CV?”
Of the 550 votes, a massive 65% pointed to poor grammar or spelling mistakes being the biggest bug-bear when reviewing a candidate’s CV. And rightly so. Those green and red lines on the page are trying to tell you something!!
Intriguingly, only 3% of voters found career gaps to be the biggest turn-off, perhaps indicating, given the current employment challenges, a greater level of tolerance with regards to job instability.
Here are the poll results: