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Author Topic: TOP 20 RECRUITER PET PEEVES ABOUT RESUMES:  (Read 2665 times)

Jeremy Singer

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I like Stevie Oneder too.
« Reply #15 on: November 07, 2002, 07:09:13 pm »

hoytster

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Supercede vs supersede
« Reply #16 on: November 08, 2002, 05:10:34 am »
"Misspellings". Sorry, I couldn't resist.

I was ADAMANT when a colleague informed me, correctly, that supersede is NOT spelled supercede. I was confused because the latter was someone's Java development tool.

Actually, revise that: I just googled "supercede" and learned that it is a variation of supersede. Shows what I know (and that colleague).

My father ran an IBM mainframe shop in the 70's and 80's, and would occasionally bring home reports that yet another applicant had misspelled "programmer."

If I've misspelled anything in this post - serves me wright.

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prganalyst

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Re: Supercede vs supersede
« Reply #17 on: November 08, 2002, 09:27:05 am »
>"Misspellings". Sorry, I couldn't resist.<

ROFTL ... ok, ok, I corrected my post.  

prganalyst


David Cressey

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loose vs lose
« Reply #18 on: November 08, 2002, 01:00:33 pm »
This one is my pet peeve.  Both are legitimate words... they just don't mean the same thing.

And I've seen over and over again use of the word "loose" where "lose" was clearly intended.

BTW, one definition of "cosmic justice"  is that every post that complains about spelling will have at least one spelling error in it.


Greg

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LOL!
« Reply #19 on: November 08, 2002, 01:36:13 pm »
>BTW, one definition of "cosmic justice" is that every >post that complains about spelling will have at least >one spelling error in it.

 Like "indian decent" vs. "Indian descent"?
 Sorry UG, can't help myself :)

Unknown

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Too many to list them all...
« Reply #20 on: November 08, 2002, 01:40:09 pm »
Some common classic errors:

mute vs. moot
tenant vs. tenet
disinterested vs. uninterested

irregardless

and my all-time "favorite", the use of "as far as..." without the closing "... is concerned."  This one really drives me nuts!  I think it originated with TV sports announcers, who are notoriously ignorant.

jsicuran

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Re: Too many to list them all...
« Reply #21 on: November 08, 2002, 03:00:19 pm »
I make them too sometimes when I am in a rush and do not check.

Some of the popular ones I see on posts, sites and resumes.

too / to
then / than
its / it's
 
Hey didnt we cover these homonyms on that other board last year? I remember a thread about it.

/JS

prganalyst

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Re: Too many to list them all...
« Reply #22 on: November 09, 2002, 08:34:58 am »
>>I make them too sometimes when I am in a rush and do not check. <<

Same here ...

I most often check on the resume ... and don't care to check as much when posting to a bbs.    

prganalyst

prganalyst

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Re: loose vs lose
« Reply #23 on: November 09, 2002, 08:44:05 am »
>BTW, one definition of "cosmic justice" is that every post that complains about spelling will have at least one spelling error in it.<

guilty as charged . . .

but posting a spelling error to a bbs seems to be more of a misdemeanor and less of a crime

everyone makes mistakes ...

another pet peeve: having someone point out every mistake in other's posts

prganalyst

Jeremy Singer

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Is cosmic a missspelling of comic?
« Reply #24 on: November 18, 2002, 05:30:12 am »

David Cressey

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That question is truly comic.
« Reply #25 on: November 18, 2002, 08:08:43 am »
The universe is laughing behind your back.  


The Gorn

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"Deteriorata"?
« Reply #26 on: November 18, 2002, 08:22:49 am »
Let not the sands of time get in your shoes, etc.
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