Monday, March 12, 2007

Ain't Gonna Get No Job That Way

From the Yorkkshire Post (note the adorable British spellings):
Spelling and grammar errors go against applicants

Nearly half of employers will penalise a job applicant who makes spelling or grammatical mistakes on their CV, a survey reveals today.

More than one-in-five bosses complains that half the applications they receive contain poor spelling or grammar, according to the Department for Education and Skills' study.

Job seekers are most likely to confuse "their", "they're" and "there", and 18 per cent of employers say they frequently see words like "ain't" and "gonna" in applications.

We've actually written about "ain't" and its status as a word, but we could never recommend using it in a job application, unless, perhaps, you're fixin' to git a job squashin' cars (not that there's anything wrong with that). Read all about ain't and other words from the red-light district here.

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