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Offline Lust for Life

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #5415 on: Jun 02, 2018, 01:17:54 AM »
Omg, other people's cv's! I haven't had to read cv's for work in about 30 years, and never had to see cv's for my own type of work before. Blimey, when I think about all the times I've been embarrassed to spot a tiny typo on mine after sending it off...

I have seen:
* jobs with no dates
* jobs with no indication of where they were (no name of organization)
* the whole thing centred on the page
* the first page not updated in ten years
* husbands applying on behalf of their wives (wtf?! And not just one of them!)
* covering letters with bad grammar (never a great idea, but a bit more forgiveable for some jobs than others... These were all English teachers, some of them teaching at university level)

Luckily there were a few good ones alongside these!

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #5416 on: Jun 02, 2018, 03:42:36 AM »
Argh, making a CV is the worst because of this:


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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #5417 on: Jun 02, 2018, 09:21:56 AM »
;D I can relate, yes.

But these people had not employed anything so technical, I assure you ::)

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #5418 on: Jun 04, 2018, 01:23:50 AM »
What I'd like to read is a book with no errors in it. The last few I've read have all had errors of spelling, grammar or punctuation and it drives me potty.
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #5419 on: Jun 04, 2018, 10:15:38 PM »
What I'd like to read is a book with no errors in it. The last few I've read have all had errors of spelling, grammar or punctuation and it drives me potty.
I think the internet is taking us in that direction.
Also, keep in mind that USA English & UK English
differ in spelling and pronunciation> aluminum---y'all say a lu min i um, adding the invisible i.   :)
Even grammar and punctuation have developed different  directions...or maybe, those 2 things
are not important to people any more.
We have a President who speaks on a 4th grade level.

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