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5 Key but Lesser-Known Requirements of Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance

The basic requirements of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act are relatively well-known, having been in effect for more than a decade now. Section 302, which requires that the CEO and CFO personally attest to and sign quarterly and annual financial statements, subject to criminal prosecution for false attestation, has received significant media coverage.

Resumania™: Watch Every Word When Writing a Resume

When writing a resume, the spell-check function can be your best friend. But don’t rely on it entirely. As we all know, it won’t catch every error. In particular, it’s unlikely to flag a word that is spelled correctly but used incorrectly.

Resumania™: Writing Cover Letters Is Key

Is writing cover letters important? Uh, yeah, it is! Ninety-one percent of executives polled by Robert Half said cover letters are valuable when evaluating job candidates. So, be sure to include one with every resume you submit.

Resumania™: Writing a Good Resume Means Writing a Clean Resume

Let’s face it, writing a good resume is hard. One of the most difficult things about the process is that it requires intense attention to detail. In fact, 76 percent of executives surveyed by Robert Half said just one or two typos in a resume would remove applicants from consideration for a job; 40 percent said a single typo was enough to ruin your chances.