Double check your resume

July 22, 2009 4:28:57 AM PDT
Spelling counts -- especially when you're looking for a job.

A typo or two on a resume might just keep you among the ranks of the unemployed.

Three out of four executives surveyed say a typo on a resume would disqualify a job applicant.

The poll was done on behalf of the staffing firm Accountemps.

Max Messmer is chairman of Accountemps and author of "Job Hunting for Dummies."

He says a potential boss might assume that if you make mistakes on your resume, you'll do the same on the job.

He recalls one applicant who wrote "Hope to hear from you SHORTY."

And another who addressed a letter to "Dear Sir or MADMAN."


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