LH&A 2011 Misspellings Contest

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It’s the Lynn Hazan & Associates annual April Fool’s Day misspellings contest! Find all the misspelled words below and send us the corrections at contest@lhazan.com. Typos, incorrect homonyms, and misspelled proper nouns count as spelling errors, but other punctuation and grammar errors do not. We will draw a winner from among the correct responses received by 5:00 p.m. CDT on April 7, 2011. Winner will be announced April 8, 2011 and will receive a gift certificate to Geja’s Café in Chicago.

Yes, these are all actual errors that we have received in resumes and other communication from job seekers!

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  • My very first suggestion would be for him to proofread all outgoing mail before sending it! (I would have to say I am 90% sure this is a man!) It's hard to believe, that in my year-long search of looking, with my impeccable grammatical skills, I am still unemployed--or I should say, underemployed. With over 20 years in copywriting and design, networking ad nauseum, applying to almost 1,000 positions, and resume re-write after re-write, I now have a part-time job that pays 70% less than what I made previously...with no benefits. And someone writes this laughable letter with good intentions, and complains he cannot find work! Hoo-boy!
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LH&A 2011 Misspellings Contest

  1. 1. Straight to the Trash: Why This Candidate Will Never Get Hired It’s the Lynn Hazan & Associates annual April Fool’s Day misspellings contest! Find all the misspelled words below and send us the corrections at contest@lhazan.com. Typos, incorrect homonyms, and misspelledproper nouns count as spelling errors, but other punctuation and grammar errors do not. We will draw a winner from among the correct responsesreceived by 5:00 p.m. CDT on April 7, 2011. Winner will be announced April 8, 2011 and will receive a gift certificate to Geja’s Café in Chicago.Yes, these are all actual errors that we have received in resumes and other communication from job seekers!Dear Lynn Hammond:I asked a former colleague for a referrel to a communications recruiter, and shesuggested your firm. My experience is in communications and media relations. Ihave accomplished busienss writing skills and many contacts with local andnational media.My most recent position was Director of Purblic Relations with a starup firm.Statups can be volatile, as you know, and when the firm was purchased, areteam was apart of the layoffs. Since I was layed off, I have had several contractassignments, and I have enjoyed this hand-ons work. Everyday is different, andit has helped me keep my skills current. However, it is tuff to acquire new clientsin this economy, and thus I am definitley interested in full-time positions.I am currently perusing my MBA in bran management at NorthwesternUniversities Scool of Continuing Studies. I have undertakled this program andcontinue to use any resources at my desposal to expand my network. As I haveseveral years of experience in the food industry, I have reached out to mycontacts in that field, particularly at the Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board and theUnited Diary Industry.Lynn, I am a boomeer in transition. My top choise would be to work for a cuttingedge firm with an entrepreneurial spit. I would like to run accompany again and Iwould be willing to move any where in the country for the right opportunity. To bestrait with you, I am none to happy with the opportunities presented to me by myoutplacement firm. I would appreciate any advise you have on my resume orsearch.Sincerely,Candidate
  2. 2. 2011 marks the 12th year of Lynn Hazan & Associates, a Chicago recruitingfirm specializing in marketing and communications searches. We placecandidates in full-time, part-time and temporary positions with agencies,corporations and non-profits. LH&A also offers services for candidates,including Resume Review and Interviewing Tips sessions, workshops, andthe one-on-one Empowered Job Seeker program.© 2011 by Lynn Hazan & Associates, Inc. www.lhazan.com

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