Three-quarters of employers would be put off a job candidate by poor spelling or grammar, a survey suggests.
Hertfordshire University found bad English alienated 77% of the 515 companies it spoke to - more than twice the 34% annoyed by CV exaggerations.
The biggest draw for potential employers was relevant work experience, mentioned by 46%, followed by a "good work ethic" (43%).
A university spokesman said practical skills were "absolutely key".
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To complicate matters still further, interviewers and HR departments are by no means reliable judges of spelling or grammar.
So you may find yourself marked down for good English...