Resumes & Spell Checkers: HR Quiz Time!


Julie O’Malley @ Pongo Resume asks,

Why are typos so common on resumes and cover letters? It’s at least partly because we think spell checkers are more effective than they are. Some career pundits will tell you not to worry about typos, but you and I both know that’s silly. Any error is a strike against you, and the hiring manager may have a one-strike-and-you’re-out policy. Spell checkers are good at spotting real spelling errors, but they’re no help if your typo happens to be a real word.

Julie wrote a quiz to see if you’re smarter than a spell checker. I wonder how Human Resources and Staffing professionals will do on this quiz? Take the test and leave your results in the comments section below.

How did you do? I scored a 9 out of 10. I’ll leave my missed question in the comments, yo.

[Hat tip to Kate Harding!]

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