Hope to hear from you shorty. Typos on resume can cost you a job

Making a spelling mistake on a cover letter or resume can be costly.

It could cost you a job, for example, according to a new survey that found that 76% of 150 executives in a telephone survey wouldn't hire someone with one or two mistakes. Forty percent said a single typo could cost a potential employee a job.

"The resume is an applicant's first chance to impress the hiring manager," said Kathryn Bolt, president of Accountemps' Canadian operations, in a Reuters story. "Mistakes on one's application materials may prompt employers to assume there also will be mistakes on the job."