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    Red5 is offline Webmaster, UsingEnglish.com
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    Default Bad spelling 'puts off employers'

    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".

    Read more: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/education/5243098.stm

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    Default Re: Bad spelling 'puts off employers'

    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...

    MrP

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