Why is it Essential to Have a Flawless Resume

by Jobbatical March 15, 2018

Today’s guest post is brought to you by Adam Chapman, who works in content creation and marketing.

Job seekers already know the importance of a good resume, but catching the eye of a potential employer takes a bit of effort. Recruiters get hundreds of resumes for a single job opening, and for them, the screening process can be extremely tedious.

On average, it takes about 8–10 seconds for a recruiter to form an impression of the person by glancing at their resume. Typos and grammatical errors in a resume stick out like a sore thumb in the initial screening process. If you haven’t been careful about proofreading and editing your resume, you might as well not expect a call.

There are several things to keep in mind when crafting a pleasant and impressive resume, but today we’ll be focusing on the most common writing errors: typos, bungled homophones, punctuation abuse, and misuse of capitalization.

When it boils down to choosing between you and another person with equally great qualifications, your added advantage will be a flawless resume. This infographic from Walkerstone lists some of the common writing errors and suggests solutions.

About the Author

Adam Chapman works on behalf of Walkerstone in content creation and marketing. He creates engaging graphics and content that help businesses stand out from the crowd. Over the past 7 years has worked with dozens of SME’s in both an agency and freelance capacity.

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