Worse than that, can spelling errors or poor grammar cause your company to lose business? Yes, it can! People may not know the cost of their mistakes or even know they have a mistake. However, the person who’s reading your resume or reading your letter of introduction may be a grammarian and reject you because of a typo.
According to CareerBuilder, 61 percent of recruiters will automatically dismiss a resume because it contains typos. I’m surprised it’s not higher. Are you?
Charles Duncombe, former director of the Just Say Please group, says a single spelling mistake can cut online sales in half.
This month we’re focusing on how errors may be scaring potential employers or customers away—from hiring you or doing business with you. I want to help you from being held back in your business goals. My goal is to highlight common pitfalls, show you how to overcome them, and improve your chances of being successful in business.
Would you hire a person who has poor grammar or a spelling mistake on his/her cover letter or resume? Would you do business with or buy from someone who had a spelling error or grammatical error in his/her presentation or letter of introduction?
If you think proofreading is important, please like my National Proofreading Day page on Facebook!
Judy Beaver, The Office Pro
Founder of National Proofreading Day