Hiring managers and recruiters find resume errors frustrating. Often a resume ends up in the 'discard' pile if an easy edit has been overlooked. Errors show lack of attention to detail and give the impression that not enough time was put into creating and proofreading the resume (and that you don't consider applying for the job to be much of a priority).
Revision Resume suggests you use the following tips to help revise your resume and make sure it is completely error-free.
Print Your Resume Out
Sometimes changing how you are looking at a document helps the mistakes pop out. You can read the same thing over and over again on the screen and not notice a duplicate word. But, on printed paper that word becomes very apparent. It is worth the effort to print it out and take a close look to find potential corrections.
Read Your Resume Out Loud
You may hear a mistake that you don't see. Reading your resume out loud may feel awkward, yet it may be the way you catch weird phrasing or a wording flaw. Read every line of your resume out loud (including your contact information) to verify you don't need to make any changes.
Look at Your Resume Later
If you have been working on your resume for hours, you may not notice an obvious mistake. Walk away and clear your mind. Then look at it again with fresh eyes and a clear head. Now you may find obvious edits.
Get a Second Opinion
Ask a friend or roommate to take a look at your resume. They may find something you never noticed. You are better off having a friend point out an error than having the hiring manager pass over your resume.
Contact Revision Resume
Hiring Revision Resume for resume writing or a resume critique will ensure your resume is properly edited and formatted. You can rest easy knowing your resume is professional and error-free. Why risk overlooking a mistake that could cost you the job? Instead, let the professional resume writers handle it...and improve your likelihood of earning an interview.
Ultimately, your resume is the gateway to a call for an interview. Unfortunately, errors that you overlook may prevent that from happening. Be sure to submit an edited and revised resume that is free from errors. Contact us for assistance!
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