Resume Nazi

There is an interesting conversation happening in the VP Sales and Marketing group on LinkedIn.  

Nancy asked this question:

OK, so perhaps I am just venting here…is there anyone else here who simply discards any applicant with grammar or typing errors in their resume or cover letter? Is there really any excuse for this?

The answers have been interesting. You can read mine there too. I chimed in a couple of times.

I think Nancy’s question begs a lot of interesting additional questions.

  • Is the resume that important anymore?
  • Is a Linkedin Profile more important?
  • What about an online presence?

Nancy’s question assumes resumes are what they used to be. I think that’s a poor assumption.

All that being said, what do you think of Nancy’s question?