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Re: Most common/worst typos you've seen or committed on job apps

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Oct 02, 2012 10:19 pm

Anonymous User wrote:On one of my job descriptions on my resume I only put one word. I think all I put was "Responsible" instead of "responsible for blah blah".


this is hilarious though which should be bonus points.

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Re: Most common/worst typos you've seen or committed on job apps

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Oct 03, 2012 12:28 am

Once got a resume from someone who apparently had a Masters in Pubic Administration. Always wondered what the coursework for that degree entailed...

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Re: Most common/worst typos you've seen or committed on job apps

Postby sidhesadie » Wed Oct 03, 2012 1:45 am

Anonymous User wrote:Once got a resume from someone who apparently had a Masters in Pubic Administration. Always wondered what the coursework for that degree entailed...



Every time I see this (and I've seen it before, must be a common mistake!) I think of a friend of mine who has a masters in something related to Community Sexual Health. I don't know exactly what it is, but she does community sex ed programming...so basically it's pubic administration! lol

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Re: Most common/worst typos you've seen or committed on job apps

Postby Davidbentley » Wed Oct 03, 2012 3:10 am

When I was hiring folks, I had several misspell the job title. On the other hand, our application -- a form created and administered by an HR vendor who could not be hastened to correct it -- contained the phrase "please summerize your specific qualifications for this position."

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Re: Most common/worst typos you've seen or committed on job apps

Postby tedalbany » Wed Oct 03, 2012 5:54 am

Davidbentley wrote:When I was hiring folks, I had several misspell the job title. On the other hand, our application -- a form created and administered by an HR vendor who could not be hastened to correct it -- contained the phrase "please summerize your specific qualifications for this position."


I've seen typos on many firm sites in the hiring sections ... the hypocrisy is astounding

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Re: Most common/worst typos you've seen or committed on job apps

Postby Lwoods » Wed Oct 03, 2012 6:21 am

TTRansfer wrote:My favorite was calling the recruiter Ms. when he was really a Mr. Not only did I do that in the cover letter, but I also did it in the email that I sent him 1) with the application and 2) with a follow up.

I never got a response good or bad. Maybe there is still a chance! :twisted:


For gender-ambiguous first names, it sometimes helps to see if they have a profile picture on LinkedIn or you can just greet them by their first names, which is what I typically do. But, I'm sure in your case he gets that a lot since most recruiters are female.




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