In keeping with our theme – 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! 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.” (A good example for the holiday season!)
Be sure to read through your resume, and have a trusted friend review it as well. You never know when “public” may become indecent, or you’ve used “suing” instead of “using.” The list goes on and on: their/there, and/an, faculty/facility, board/bored…
A tip to consider: create an “exclusion dictionary” in your Microsoft Office program. 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!