Have you ever written an important document, poured over it a million times and sent it off, only to find that you included a silly error? Like, “I’m looking forward too meeting you” or “Its nice the the market is recovering” (can you find the two errors in that sentence)?Ã‚Â Your resume is as important a document as any, and the list of potential errors long.
The video offers an exaggerated example of why you can’t assume that your spell check is a good editor! How often are words misspelled only to inadvertentlyÃ‚Â form other words?Ã‚Â You don’t want to advertise that you were distinguished as the “best manger of the year.”
I headed up a career center in a school of public health. You can only imagine how many of my students were touting thier credentials as something slightly indecent! (Think “public” without the all important L!)
Be sure to read through your resume, and have a trusted friend review it as well. (Or a professional!)Ã‚Â You never know when “public” may become indecent, or you’ve used “suing” instead of “using.”Ã‚Â The list goes on and on: their/there, and/an, faculty/facility, board/bored…
A tip to consider:Ã‚Â create anÃ‚Â ”exclusion dictionary” in yourÃ‚Â Microsoft Office program.Ã‚Â This personalized dictionary will flag a word as misspelled (such as manger), even though the main dictionary knows it as a proper word.
In the meantime, take a look at this video for a good laugh!
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