Although the economy is slowly recovering, competition is still fierce, and hiring managers often receive hundreds of applications for a single position. Your resume is an employers first look and initial impression of you as an individual and professional, so you want to make sure that you can clearly and quickly communicate your value to them. In this eBook, we'll look at:
Keep It Spell-Checked
Does it really matter if a candidate has a typo or a grammar mistake on their resume? Truth is…it does. Job seekers are looking for employment, and in order to get any job, they have to impress the recruiter and/or hiring manager first.
Now, if they met with these people in person first, maybe it wouldn’t be a problem. However, most job seekers don’t meet their potential employers in person first; they meet them on paper: 90 percent of top companies use an applicant tracking system to find their candidates.
This is why grammar issues on a resume cause a problem. Poorly edited resumes translate as poor communication skills, inattention to detail, and a lackluster desire for the job in the first place.