Did You Find the Mistakes?

News flash: Lousy resumes and error-ridden cover letters are massive problems for today’s job seekers. More often than not, potential employers find that these documents contain a jaw-dropping number of grammatical and spelling errors. It’s bad, really bad… and I am not exaggerating.

So several days ago we posted a sample cover letter (click here to read it) challenging readers to find all ten boo-boos in the short correspondence. If you read the post and were unable to pinpoint all of the errors (and intend to ever apply for a new job), please be certain to first have a trusted friend or colleague review your resume and cover letter or hire a professional to do it! Spell Check is great too, but it won’t catch everything.

Spoiler Alert: The Mistakes

Dear Hiring Manager: 

I am writing to you regarding the Costumer Customer Service Representative position you have posted on your website..

I have five year years experience as a CSR, having spent alot a lot of that time as the shift leader of my department. During my tenure, my groups group’s productivity increased by 55 per cent percent and my employee reviews have been among the best in the company.

I love working with the public and my customer interactions has have been very positive. I have a strong attention to detail and and great communication skills. 

I am available for an interview next week and look foreword forward to hearing back from you.

Best Regards,

Jane Doe 

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