Spall check doesn’t always work.

We get a lot of resumes from lawyers. A lot of them have great experience/education but I’m amazed at how often they include typos. One woman was very proud of her service in the Marine Core.  Another applicant highlighted his “attention to to detail.”  And a third guy apparently passed the bar in 1898.  I think people rely so heavily on spellcheck and autocorrect (or have become immune to typos due to texting) that they are incapable of proofing their own work. It’s kind of sad, but sometimes pretty funny.  Here are a couple of real examples from large recruiting companies:

“I have a graduate degree in unclear physics.”

“My last job was as a plumbing and hating specialist.”

“I worked for 6 years as an uninformed security guard.”

“I am a perfectionist and rarely if if ever forget details.”

“As a child care provider I organized activities; prepared lunches and snakes.”

“My responsibilities included checking customers out.”

“I maintained files and reports, did data processing, and cashed employees’ paychecks.”

“I spent several years in the United States Navel Reserve.” (Related to the Marine Core?)

“I have a bachelorette degree in computers.”