Candidacies Killed by a Typo

Is a typo on the cover letter okay for a top leadership candidate? In higher education, it depends upon whom you ask on the search committee. In this Chronicle of Higher Education article, WittKieffer’s Dennis Barden examines the different ways that a glaring typo can be assessed. It can be a source of division among faculty, trustees, and others on the committee, he writes, but also a focal point for discussion and consensus.

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