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Graduate jobs news: Pour spelling 'hinders applications'

Published: Thursday, 24 July 2008   Category: Graduate recruitment

Poor spelling on a CV could be hindering people on the hunt for graduate jobs, a new poll has found.

The study, conducted by Select Appointments, reveals that 54 per cent of employers state that spelling errors are their biggest pet hate.

Other CV crimes that job hunters should look to avoid are poor layout (17 per cent) and excessive length (16 per cent).

Nicola Severn, spokesperson for the firm, said: "CV should be seen as a chance to shine. It is a direct reflection of the applicant and if the CV is considered inaccurate or badly organised, there is a danger the applicant will be too."

Most modern computers have spell check facilities and people should make use of these, she added.

Meanwhile, Bill Rammell, minister of state for lifelong learning, further and higher education, has stated that graduate jobs are the starting point for fulfilling careers.

He made his comments in a letter to the Times.ADNFCR-1068-ID-18700143-ADNFCR

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