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Top 100 Misspelled Words in Resumes

In my never-ending quest to learn everything there is to know about resumes, I came across the web site of the Kentucky Office of Employment & Training, which has a handy list of 100 commonly misspelled words on resumes, cover letters, and job applications. It's nice to have them all in one place.

I was not all that surprised to see that words such as business, knowledge, recommend, responsibility, and grammar all made the list. So did the word writer, which is kind of disturbing.

But the most puzzling entries in the commonly misspelled resume words have to be prophecy and prophesy. Really. How many people are out there looking for work as prophets?

Come to think of it, I guess the gift of prophecy would make you stand out from the crowd. (Talk about a soft skill!)

Anyway, I'm curious, what are YOUR favorite — or most hated — misspellings?

Here are mine:  I can never remember how many r's are in embarrass and exaggerate, and it drives me CRAZY when people write loose when they mean lose.

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