Think Joel is Wrong?
This from a cover letter I got with a resume the other day:
Apart from a cover letter specifying which vacancy they're applying for I can't see the point of them. And that's all that's wrong with the example.
He's talking about the superfluous spaces with the commas.
Sometimes life is just too short.
IMOH, an exclusionary process for resumes could miss out on some good ones. OTOH, I don't have to deal with the volume he does.
H. Lally Singh
The basic assumption is that it is worse to hire someone bad than it is to reject somebody good. So anything that might make you bad, even if it is just a typo or a space before a comma , is enough to get you rejected.
While it is quite funny , my thoughts are immediately: why?
Don't know about Indians and commas, but in French (at least in Canada), one puts a space in front of a colon.
Apparently there is always a space before and after the punctuation in Sanskrit. Apparently some software automatically corrects this if you accidently leave it out.
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