Google HR boss Laszlo Bock likes to cite a startling figure: 58% of résumé s have typos.
“Typos are deadly because employers interpret them as a lack of detail-orientation, as a failure to care about quality,” he says.
For Google — a company that sees 50,000 résumés a week — the typo is one of five résumé mistakes that will immediately land yours in the “no” pile.
Yet the mistake doesn’t stem from laziness, Bock says, but obsessiveness.
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