Bring on the English graduates

Communication skills invaluable when it comes to employee, employer success
By Lois Fraser
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 01/23/2017

After reading thousands of resumés recently during a busy hiring period, I have become frustrated with the quality of applicants’ command of the English language.

Overall, I would say 95 per cent of the resumés I read have at least one spelling mistake (often many) and very few people take the time to write a decent cover letter. Many times, a resumé is word-perfect, but the cover letter is littered with errors and poor sentence structure.

This tells me the applicants had help with their resumés, but basically can’t communicate or don’t care enough to communicate well if they do possess the skills.