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I've seen the term "Springs" on a few resumes lately. Obviously it means Spring. But it seems like an odd thing to have a typo on. Is this a regional thing where is called/translated to "Springs" somewhere?
 
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I'd more suspect lack of attention to detail.

I've gotten resumes where the applicant misspelled company names, technology names, and once, even their own name.
 
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Bear Bibeault wrote:I'd more suspect lack of attention to detail.

I've gotten resumes where the applicant misspelled company names, technology names, and once, even their own name.


The "lack of attention to detail" is not a good explanation IMO. The reason is, a person don't provide attention to details to stuff that they don't care about. And if someone don't care about a career, what about the job? What about the projects? etc.

In other words, this explanation leads to the conclusion that a person doesn't care about the position that he/she is applying for.

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And yet, it happens. I've even seen "teh" and other silly typos.

And yes, that does tell me that they don't care, and the resume is suitably dispatched.
 
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I feel that any misspelling in the resume is acceptable but definitely not in the technology names. It makes me think that the guy has just added the technology to his resume without even knowing what it is.
 
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I feel that any misspelling in the resume is acceptable

You may feel that way, but if a resume has misspellings, it goes in my trash.

Software engineering is all about attention to detail. If someone can't be bothered to proofread their resume, I have no interest.
 
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Yep, not only resume but I have also seen many job requirement, where they say like this,
"Should know springs and hibernet"

Good hint for not to try that company.
 
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Bear Bibeault wrote:
You may feel that way, but if a resume has misspellings, it goes in my trash.

Software engineering is all about attention to detail. If someone can't be bothered to proofread their resume, I have no interest.



Given the state of the market -- and there being hundreds of resumes per position -- it's certainly not a bad idea to help cull down the pile of resumes.

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My first thought was lack of attention to detail. But I've seen that particular word wrong so many times I wonder where it is coming from.

And I agree that spelling errors in a resume is bad. Someone can proofread a resume for you to catch things like that even if you make a lot of typos.
 
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"Springs"? Probably the same people who say "Swings". Search this site for the word "Swings" and observe the names of the people who are using it.
 
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Not many realize that a well written resume can secure you more interviews than many people more qualified than you.
 
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. . . and a badly-written resume can secure interviews for other people less qualified than oneself
 
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