It’s been written as sharepoint, Sharepoint, share point, Share Point, Share point, Microsoft share point, Windows sharepoint server – and people often ask if it matters how you write it when communicating in public.
Yes it does.
If you put in your CV that you are a SharePoint specialist, and you write it as Share point specialist, the people who really are specialists will instantly know that you are not – because anyone who’s been in this industry for a while is fanatical about writing it right.
People tend to just email their CV’s to companies in the hope it will get them an interview. If those companies are looking to expand their SharePoint team, you are highly unlikely to get a second glance because of the lack of attention to detail first, and second not truly understanding this market.
The SharePoint community and user base is enormous – 125million people globally – there are millions of extremely passionate people making a living from SharePoint. The one thing that irritates a lot of them is when people write SharePoint wrong.
This is a great example of how not to cold call a company with your CV. There is no way I would let this person anywhere near my clients with documentation and communication standards like this. I didn’t even look at their CV based on this cover letter.
It sounds stupid, I know, but do you really want to risk losing that fantastic job because of cosmetic mistakes?