If you can read this, either the style sheet didn't load or you have an older browser that doesn't support style sheets. Try clearing your browser cache and refreshing the page.

(AOL)   Grammatical mistakes not to make on your résumé. Yes, their all here for you're interest   (jobs.aol.com) divider line 125
    More: Obvious, mixed feelings, Pavlovian, grammars, web developer, Thank God, grammatical errors  
•       •       •

8370 clicks; posted to Geek » on 05 Mar 2012 at 1:00 PM (2 years ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



125 Comments   (+0 »)
   
View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest

Archived thread

First | « | 1 | 2 | 3 | » | Last | Show all
 
2012-03-05 09:06:07 PM
Sorry, can't stay..
I would read all this info stuff

Have to be at the gym in 26
 
2012-03-05 09:11:26 PM

Lunaville: I wouldn't mind taking a women's studies class just to see what it's all about


Plus it's a great way to pick up chicks.

/just don't call them "broads".
 
2012-03-05 09:13:32 PM

haydenarrrrgh: Lunaville: I wouldn't mind taking a women's studies class just to see what it's all about

Plus it's a great way to pick up chicks.

/just don't call them "broads".


I'll bear that in mind in case I'm ever not a straight female.
 
2012-03-05 09:28:35 PM
FTMFA:

There: A location. ("The pile of cover letters is over there.")

My grammar detector went off on that one. Mixing a plural "letters" with a singular "is".

Grammar Nazis, please advise.
 
2012-03-05 09:30:20 PM

Enormous-Schwanstucker: FTMFA:

There: A location. ("The pile of cover letters is over there.")

My grammar detector went off on that one. Mixing a plural "letters" with a singular "is".

Grammar Nazis, please advise.


Pile is singular.
 
2012-03-05 09:30:23 PM

Enormous-Schwanstucker: FTMFA:

There: A location. ("The pile of cover letters is over there.")

My grammar detector went off on that one. Mixing a plural "letters" with a singular "is".

Grammar Nazis, please advise.


Pile is singular. Subject of the sentence won't come from a prepositional phrase. I'm not even sure this is worthy of grammar Nazi judgment.
 
2012-03-05 09:36:23 PM

Kar98: Enormous-Schwanstucker: FTMFA:

There: A location. ("The pile of cover letters is over there.")

My grammar detector went off on that one. Mixing a plural "letters" with a singular "is".

Grammar Nazis, please advise.

Pile is singular.


Danke Kar.

I re-read the sentence and realized the singular pile, one second too late.
 
2012-03-05 10:07:03 PM
This is very obligatory. Both are mentioned in the article.

i858.photobucket.com
graphics8.nytimes.com
 
2012-03-05 10:09:23 PM

Lunaville: Cat With Two Heads: camtheman: It just kind of sucks that you basically get rewarded for not trying to learn new stuff.

/Ended up with a 3.41, I think.

I once took a graduate course, 800-level Women's Studies course as an undergrad, with only an intro course in the subject under my belt. I busted my ass, studied page after page of postmodern nonsense, asked every stupid remedial question while my classmates glared at the token white male, and barely got a D+. Killed my GPA, but learned far far more than I would have in another repetitious language class.

You're serious. Neither of the two colleges I attended had women's studies. I've always thought women's studies was as real as a Major in Underwater Basket Weaving.


It's a surprisingly common one at Liberal Arts schools. It's generally considered a joke major. At my college, a lot of people would wind up saying "I'm majoring in Women's Studies, but I'm pre-med." There was no pre-med major, but a well-known list of the classes you should take if you want to go to med school.
 
2012-03-05 11:01:55 PM
I once received a resume from someone who was

"Interested in working in a fast paste environment"

Spell checker will just totally let something like that slip right on through...
 
2012-03-05 11:07:50 PM

rkane1: I once received a resume from someone who was

"Interested in working in a fast paste environment"

Spell checker will just totally let something like that slip right on through...


The viscosity of a work environment can most definitely affect my desire to work there. I don't particularly want to work in a kitchen with gelatinous tomato paste or watery pancake mix.
 
2012-03-05 11:36:25 PM

Lunaville: HempHead: Lunaville: SoCalSurfer: Lunaville: SoCalSurfer: Was reading resumes for post college entry level position last week.

Mistake #1: putting your GPA on your resume. Everything below a 3.4 I threw out.

Mistake #2: no job history during college. If you didn't work at least a summer job, the least you can do is lie to make it seem like you care.

Too harsh.

I worked through college and graduated with a 3.7 GPA. I also did not date at all for the last two years I was in college. By the time I reached my second semester of my senior year, I was so exhausted and depressed, I sort of wanted to die. What I told a good friend at the time was "I'm not suicidal. I just wish I could slip into a coma for a few months so I could rest without feeling guilty."

If someone else has Mommy and Daddy pay their way through, I'm not going to pass judgment on them.

Unless you're screening people who will have a direct impact on public health or safety, I wouldn't toss anything over a 3.0 GPA because having a life is also important.

I actually work in biotech so people could potentially die. Also as far as the GPA is concerned, I only care about GPA in yoru major, not cumlative (no one cares about art history etc).

That being said, just don't put it on your resume. Its just another way to weed you out

That makes sense.

I'm always amazed the the average at Harvard is an "A" and everyone there graduates with honors. Who know that the children of alumni would be so farking smart!

If you ever interview someone that did one of those semesters at sea program, grill them on what they learned.

The first thing I thought was "They have a semesters at sea program?" I believe you, though, because tonight I visited the course listings for the little liberal arts college I graduated from long ago ... the one that didn't have women's studies. I found a class called Women's and Gender Studies.


This is where they work:

www.csw.ucla.edu
 
2012-03-06 12:14:34 AM
I'm really getting a kick out of these replies. What are these positions you're talking about? How's the salary? I do tech support for a hosting company, so I'm apparently qualified for any job in this thread.
 
2012-03-06 01:31:20 AM
Proofreading is a major part of my job. I do it in quiet surroundings. Yet I still miss things, obvious things. As in, "I was looking right AT that paragraph!!!"

The ability to perceive written language is one of human evolution's crowning yet most mystifying achievements.
 
2012-03-06 01:33:20 AM

Huck And Molly Ziegler: Proofreading is a major part of my job. I do it in quiet surroundings. Yet I still miss things, obvious things. As in, "I was looking right AT-AT that paragraph snow base!!!"

The ability to perceive written language is one of human evolution's crowning yet most mystifying achievements.


FTFY
 
2012-03-06 03:39:30 AM

Lunaville: ...
I'm sure an email address says a lot about a persons' innate ability to train, their work ethic, and how that individual would actually perform on the job.


Was that a troll? I've read through the thread and I'm just not sure.
(persons' + their + that individual)
 
2012-03-06 06:35:58 AM

The English Major: I've seen some doozies on applications. My personal favorite was the woman who punched her "baby daddy" at work because he was "flirtin with another woman" so "I gots fired for defended my man."


my friends and i think you are unemployed, thus your excessive amounts of greens. care to comment?
 
2012-03-06 09:17:11 AM

BurnShrike: But iIf you claim to know a language, then you should probably actually know it.


FTFY.
 
2012-03-06 09:25:02 AM
I don't interview 4.0 or less. You must have a perfect GPA and have done at least 40 hours per week of community service.

Oh, and voluntary volunteering doesn't count. It must be compulsory, school-sanctioned volunteering.
 
2012-03-06 12:40:43 PM

SevenizGud: I don't interview 4.0 or less. You must have a perfect GPA and have done at least 40 hours per week of community service.

Oh, and voluntary volunteering doesn't count. It must be compulsory, school-sanctioned volunteering.


LOL, that's pretty much how I got my current job. You know, the one I'm supposedly doing right now. The "interview" was just a formality, I was told, to make sure I'm not a drooling, mumbling slob in person.
 
2012-03-07 02:05:27 AM

SoCalSurfer: Mistake #1: putting your GPA on your resume.


Out-farking-standing, sir.

You got rivers of derpy replies to this but not one acknowledged that maybe they could just, you know, not put their farking GPA on their over-inflated résumé.

/nobody cares about your 3.2 at Colorado College
 
2012-03-08 02:01:48 AM

Mildot: and all this time I thought this is what a Homophone was.

[optimistworld.com image 230x230]


media1.break.com
 
2012-03-08 05:54:41 AM
Anybody who needs a third grade grammar lesson in order to write a resume should just stick to flipping hamburgers.
 
2012-03-08 06:07:58 AM

camtheman: SoCalSurfer: Was reading resumes for post college entry level position last week.

Mistake #1: putting your GPA on your resume. Everything below a 3.4 I threw out.

Mistake #2: no job history during college. If you didn't work at least a summer job, the least you can do is lie to make it seem like you care.

I've always been annoyed by the GPA thing. When I was in college, I took lots of electives on subjects that I didn't know a lot about. A few of them were were pretty hard, and I ended up with high B's or low A's. One time I got a C. So, I challenged myself to learn something knew, and, like most people, didn't get the hang of it right away. That would bring down my GPA.

I had friends, though, who took classes about stuff they already knew (one guy speaks Chinese fluently and took Chinese), and did well, thus helping their GPA's. I had an ex tell me that I should have "played the game," and my GPA would have been better.

It just kind of sucks that you basically get rewarded for not trying to learn new stuff.

/Ended up with a 3.41, I think.


You're doing it wrong. For an elective, I took a psychology class that was being taught by my sister-in-law. I made an A without ever showing up for class (or buying the overpriced textbook, for that matter).
 
2012-03-08 07:00:23 PM

rkane1: I once received a resume from someone who was

"Interested in working in a fast paste environment"

Spell checker will just totally let something like that slip right on through...


They may have wished to avoid a workspace filled with a non-newtonian substance which would be quite a slow paste.

Sometimes my ketchup is slow paste.
 
Displayed 25 of 125 comments

First | « | 1 | 2 | 3 | » | Last | Show all

View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest


This thread is archived, and closed to new comments.

Continue Farking
Submit a Link »






Report