Create A Resume That Gets You Recruited

Create A Resume That Gets You Recruited






Check for errors

In this, our tenth and final blog in a series on resumes and how to best present yourself to an employer, we look at the importance of accuracy and checking for errors before sending out your resume. It's vital when applying for a job that your resume contains no mistakes.  We can't emphasize that enough. No recruiter in their right mind will want to interview a candidate who appears not to be able to spell. Or even use a spell check.

You want to create a resume that gets you noticed - but for the right reasons!

Your resume along with a covering letter is your first point of contact with your potential future employer. It may not be what gets you the job but it is certainly what gets (or does not get) you the job interview.  And a job interview is the critical step to finding the perfect job.

Before sending out your job application covering letter and resume, go through them ruthlessly and correct all spelling mistakes, grammatical errors and typos. After you've done this double check; read each word rather than skimming over it. It's crucial that all the dates are correct too. It'd be more than a tad embarrassing to have to explain at an interview that you attended university in 1986, not 1896! Look at all inclusions of people's names and check them against a definitive source - don't assume you've got it correct. A recruiter looks at many resumes when filling job vacancies but don't assume a small mistake will pass them by.  

If you can, get a friend, to also have a look at your resume - they may see things that you are too close to spot. 

 

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