Friday, May 27, 2016

No mercy for the CV full of spelling mistakes … especially in France – L’Express

A resume full of spelling mistakes makes good impression in any country. But in France, poorly controlled spelling is also a sign for recruiters to lack of politeness, discipline and maturity, greatly reducing the chances of being recalled, according to a study released this May 26, 2016.

Christelle Martin-Lacroux of the University of Toulon, presented to recruiters twenty six cases of applications for the position of account manager in a bank, varying the background elements (experience of the candidate) and form (the number of spelling mistakes). She collected their comments in reading the records, and also sifted written refunds 422 538 candidates and recruiters.

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For two CV have a very strong professional experience, one that contains misspellings are three times more likely to be rejected as without fault. Recruiters are less severe for since a CV containing typos has “only” 1.7 more likely to be rejected than a CV error.

A cultural competence

Spell mastery is not only perceived as a technical skill but also as a cultural competence.

For some recruiters in this study -without knowing the Theme- the fault “lead to the rejection” CV “because it is an indication of an unacceptable attitude, insufficient motivation or deleterious values ​​for organizations, “according to study author, taken from a thesis passed in 2015.

” the peculiarity of France compared to English-speaking countries is that make mistakes amounts to be rude, “noted Christelle Martin-Lacroux during a press briefing Voltaire Project, a Lyon-based company that launched a refresher online service in spelling, used by three million people since five years.

The rejection depends little on the number of faults since application with five fouls will hardly less rejected a folder with ten faults.

Where is the COD?

Based on the results of exercises performed by 50,000 users end 2015, the Voltaire Project has also developed an inventory of basic rules (expected to be acquired in college) less or better controlled.

Among the ten best mastered included eight lexical rules (words as found in the dictionary, such as “certainly” not “certe”).

The ten most difficult all relate to grammar, led hesitations between endings of the future or conditional tense ( “I will” or “I should”) and the past participle conjugated with the auxiliary have when the direct object is before the verb ( “strawberries I have eaten”).

Women and southwest of the inhabitants of France the best scores.


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