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[TechRepublic] Never underestimate the power of a resume typo

July 24, 2009

Never underestimate the power of a resume typo

IT CareerHiring executives apparently have a low threshold for resume bloopers. A recent study claims that one out of four will trash a resume if they spot a typo. Career blogger Toni Bowers looks at what you can do to prevent this from happening. Have you ever been guilty of this gaffe, and do you think it's an overreaction to disqualify a job candidate because of it?

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The Wyoming Dinosaur Center houses both a dinosaur museum dedicated to explaining the evolution of dinosaurs (not just Wyoming dinosaurs) to the public, and a dig site where the public can see how paleontologists work. Some of the dinosaurs presented inside are actual bones, while others are casts, but all are meant to accurately represent the size and realism of the actual species.

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Apollo 11 40th Anniversary Week

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The 40th anniversary of the Apollo 11 lunar landing is leading some folks to dust off their telescope, watch space documentaries, or build their own Apollo 11 landing computer. Check out these space-related profiles, videos, photos, and trivia questions.

Video: MythBusting the moon landing
MythBusters recently aired a special episode to debunk the conspiracy theories surrounding the Apollo 11 moon landing. In this video, Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage discuss some of the show's experiments.

Video: What's next in space exploration?
Achievements in space have not matched the excitement of Apollo 11's mission 40 years ago. Although President Obama has called for a return to the moon by 2020, funding is already being cut. Bob Orr reports in this CBS News video.

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