I’ve seen a lot of people handover resumes that are full of spelling and grammatical errors. When it comes to job search tips, proofreading your resume is always my number one tip. It’s so important!
When employers look at a resume, they’re going to check for a basic education through your spelling and grammar. If you can’t be bothered to proofread, it tells them one thing; you don’t put 100% effort into anything that you do. You may be perfect for the job according to your skills and experience, but your proofreading skills have let you down. Your resume will go straight in the trash.
If your English skills aren’t that great, ask someone you know to proofread for you. Tell them that you really want to make your resume as perfect as possible. Most friends and family members will be more than happy to help you with something like this.
This really is my number one tip, because I’ve seen employers put resumes aside all because of simple spelling and grammar issues.
I'm Alexandria Ingham, and am a work at home mommy and full-time freelance writer. Writing has always been a passion from a young age, but it was only in 2009 that I decided to use it to make money online. Since then, I've managed to make a career out of it and don't regret it.