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Spelling Matters Essay

In this passage, “Spelling Matters”, Mikita Brottman argues that having spelling errors on a resume, are grounds for instant rejection. A couple of years ago Brottman was on a hiring committee when a candidate had entered the room with an unordinary resume. This candidate had experience and qualifications for the positon. However Brottman notice she had three spelling errors on her resume, one of which was her major, she thinks that the candidate is no longer suitable for the position. No one on the committee took it serious, they thought the candidate was suitable to work. Brottman had argued that if it was her, she would pay close attention to spelling due to the importance of the paper. Later on she had questioned whether someone with a PHD deserves leeway when making such a mistake. The candidate never looked bad to others, only bad to Brottman. Mikita Brottman argues that spelling on a resume leads to instant rejection on a candidate.

Disagreeing to this argument a spelling error should not affect someone’s overall self-image. In the passage the committee states, “Her experience and qualifications seemed tailor-made for the post but also she was a diversity candidate.” This statement proves that she is capable for the position, a few spelling errors should not completely disapprove her for the position. A person on the committee even stated that it was a simple typo. To others on the hiring committee spelling was a little issue and that issue would not fully affect the candidate. If it is just one simple error that everyone finds okay, shouldn’t that be clear that is not that serious. The words were similar to each other, anyone could have made that mistake. That is why I disagree with what Brottman argued in this passage


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