One Typo You Should Have on Your Resume

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I've frequently received mail from readers infuriated by the fact that many job seekers and career professionals write the word resume rather than résumé with the accent marks over the two "e's." The grammar police can be seen out in full force on some occasions, and some people seem to revel in making their case by hyperlinking to the word's definition and proper spelling as shown in Merriam-Webster Online.

But there is actually a reason not to use the accent marks on the word resume in the online world. Many employers ask that resumes be copied and pasted into text boxes on their website, so they can be uploaded and tracked via the company's applicant tracking system. But when you convert the word resume with the accent marks into plain text, it shows up as r?sum?.