Naturally, I am a big proponent of hiring someone to write your resume! However, most people do not hire a professional, and left to their own devices, may wind up with embarrassing errors.
One of the fastest ways to lose a job opportunity is by submitting a resume with typos or spelling errors. In a competitive market where employers have a choice of qualified candidates, many hiring managers toss out error-laden resumes and choose the most perfect documents to review.
It can be difficult, even for the most skilled writer, to proofread his or her own resume. Itâ€™s easy to overlook mistakes, especially those not picked up by spell-check programs. For example, listing you were â€œmangerâ€ instead of â€œmanager.â€ Since manger is a word, spell check wonâ€™t point out this mistake, and you could send in a resume with a silly error.
In this week’s U.S. News & World Report post, I interviewed Roleta Fowler Vasquez, owner of Wordbusters Resume and Writing Services, for tips on how to avoid those persnickety errors in your resume so they are not inevitable.
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