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Americans still piling on the errors:

Are job applicants getting complacent? According to new research published in, a whopping 60% of resumes contain at least one spelling mistake, while one-in-ten is peppered with at least five or more. Of the nearly 100,000 resumes analyzed by Adzuna, only a third contained no mistakes at all. Texans made the most mistakes, followed by those in California, New York and Florida. By contrast, job seekers in Alaska and North Dakota make the fewest foul-ups. But could there be a simple answer why? It’s possible Americans have their spellcheckers set to ‘British English’ rather than US English. The research found one of the most frequent types of error was using UK spellings – ie organisation, behaviour and programme.

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