Some have argued, “I won’t hire people who use poor grammar.” It signals laziness, disrespect, ignorance, or lack of intelligence, they say.
Others, though, say its not a big deal, and may even be a signal of creativity, or individuality that may be an asset in the work place.
How important is grammar in your hiring decisions?
Would you hire the guy that wrote the following?
“Hiring a knew employee is like. Predicing the future you need too make assumption’s from the small slivers of that persons work product that you sea. Insisting on an Oxford comma is perhap’s to far, butt as your reading this, would you, consider hiring me? What if I said too you that Im top’s in my company? Wood you buy it if I say that my righting show’s that Im an out-of-the-box thinker? Dew you think your current employee’s would take to me as a leader. WHat’r the chances that They’ll question you’re judgement in hiring me?”
(Thanks to Mark Boundy for the demonstrative paragraph above.)
Dr. Phil Bryant