In keeping with our theme -Â A New Career for a New Year – I thought it would be appropriate to point out some potential pitfalls to the error-free resume.
Don’t assume that your spell check is a good editor. Â How often are words misspelled only to inadvertently form other words? You don’t want to advertise that you were distinguished as the “best manger of the year.” Â (A good example for the holiday season!)
Be sure to read through your resume, and have a trusted friend review it as well. Â You never know when “public” may become indecent, or you’ve used “suing” instead of “using.” Â The list goes on and on: their/there, and/an, faculty/facility, board/bored…
A tip to consider: Â create an “exclusion dictionary” in your Microsoft Office program. Â This personalized dictionary will flag a word as misspelled (such as manger), even though the main dictionary knows it as a proper word.
Stay tuned for more tips on making your resume attractive, consistent and easy to read.