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OrangestO
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Re: Re: Re: should your ability to write well be the deciding factor in getting a job?

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Originally posted by Moral Hazard
DING!

In addition; one should never start a sentence (or in this case sentence fragment with "and."


Actually, you can.

In addition, one should not use a semicolon unless indicating a longer break than a comma.

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srussell0018
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Re: should your ability to write well be the deciding factor in getting a job?

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Originally posted by OrangestO
When you read other people's posts on here, do you take how well they write into consideration in deciding whether to take them seriously?


I absolutely do.


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Re: Re: Re: should your ability to write well be the deciding factor in getting a job?

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Originally posted by Moral Hazard
DING!

In addition; one should never start a sentence (or in this case sentence fragment with "and."


I can understand stylizing your writing to express how you speak - obviously there is a point where this is just a forum, so by all means employ conversational habits to convey style and informality. But(!) mis-using a contraction is a bad habit, and often demonstrates a misunderstanding of word structure. Obviously OrangestO knows the difference, but I like when people point out my mistakes.


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srussell0018
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QUOTATIONS MISSING!


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OrangestO
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Keep clubbing, baby seals!


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OrangestO
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This is useful, for anyone interested: http://public.wsu.edu/~brians/errors/errors.txt

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Silky Johnson
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Registered: Nov 2003
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My sister is the kind of petty, right fighting faggot that will interrupt a person while they're talking to correct their pronunciation and/or grammar. So there was this birthday card with two chicks on the front, one saying "Where's your birthday party at?" and the other one responding "Don't end your sentence with a preposition." Then you open up the card and the first chick says "Where's your birthday party at, bitch?"

I had considered buying this card for my sister's recent birthday, writing some spiteful message like "Omg it's you!" but then thought better of it.

I wish I had. :/


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OrangestO
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Classic card.





I do that to my girlfriend, just to fuck with her.

Especially when she says shit like "more easy" instead of "easier."

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Silky Johnson
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Yeah but it's funny when you're doing it just to fuck with someone. My sister does it purely out of the need to be right and show others that they are wrong. Which is annoying and uncool as fuck.


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OrangestO
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quote:
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Yeah but it's funny when you're doing it just to fuck with someone. My sister does it purely out of the need to be right and show others that they are wrong. Which is annoying and uncool as fuck.


Yea, fuck that. Sounds like a superiority complex.



As to the original question, if I was a hiring manager, I would definitely use a grammatical or syntax error in a resume, cover letter, etc. against someone. You have the ability to proofread your writing before submitting it. It shows you pay attention to detail and care, while having the time to carefully construct a clear and concise representation of yourself. I would definitely put more stock in that than how the interview went, being that you don't have the luxury of knowing what you're going to be asked and "proofreading" what you're going to say.

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Trancealot
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If getting a job comes down to writing proper grammar then so be it. Otherwise you can hangout with the homeless and remember why you wrote too instead of to.


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