If more than 62% of job seekers are thinking they make a lot of spelling or grammar mistakes when writing their CV, recruiters on their side are rather confident in their mastery of the written word. More than 75% of them declare that they won't mistakes when writing up job ads and the like.
Recruiters are in fact are so convinced that they excel at writing that more than 49% do not re-read their work after having written an ad or other piece, while conversely 67% of candidates do so for their CV or cover letter. However, in 2019 QAPA reported that it registered nearly 60% of job offers and ads on its platform contained over three errors or typos.
In 2015, spelling and grammar had a crucial role at work for 98% of French people, but that number has sunk to only 77% in 2019. Now, as of 2020? A hefty 59% of candidates and 67% of recruiters say writing skills are simply not that important for having a job.
To detect possible mistakes in a CV or a cover letter, it is of course necessary to be at least proficient in spelling and grammar. It is undoubtedly for this reason that 96% of candidates reported never being contacted by their recruiter regarding editorial errors, and 74% of recruiters said they had never notified a candidate of their mistakes.
When you don't know, it's better to ask for help - unfortunately, French attitudes towards outside opinions are decreasing more and more as well. Thus, only 39% of candidates and a mere 12% of recruiters admit to asking someone for help to correct and proofread their work.