Your resume has about 30 seconds to make a good first impression. Keep it to one page, and make this the best single page of writing you’ve ever written. To help you in this tremendous task, here are ten resume quick tips:
- Proofread, and proofread again. Don’t rely on spellcheck to catch every mistake! Spellcheck can’t tell if you meant to write “oversee” or “oversea”.
- Read backwards. When you have read and re-read the same document, you can become too familiar with the text, and it becomes easy to miss mistakes. The second or third time you proofread, read your resume backwards, sentence by sentence. Reading backwards forces you to read with “new eyes”, and you’ll notice things about the document you may have missed before.
- Get a friend to proofread it again. They will notice any mistakes you missed, and they may remember things about your work history or skills that you forgot to mention. …Click to read more…