Graduates who are hoping to get a job in
banking and finance or IT sales jobs are being warned to double check their CVs
Thousands of candidates send their CVs off to prospective employers
every month, but it seems that most company bosses are unimpressed
In fact, nearly half of employers asked said that an applicant
would be penalised if they had spelling or grammatical mistakes on
One way to avoid having a CV binned is to sign up with an online
recruitment agency, which ensure that employers
see the best of their candidates and that their applications are up
Skills minister Phil Hope said: "Many employers will be put off as
soon as they see that a candidate struggles with spelling or
"Brushing up your skills can make a huge difference to your chance
of finding and keeping a job."
The survey, conducted by the Department for Education and Skills,
found that job hunters are most likely to confuse 'their' and
'they're' and 'there', while 18 per cent of employers regularly see
words like 'ain't' and 'gonna' in applications.
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