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.
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.
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.
Consultants are constantly on the move from one project to another. From time to time, your career landscape shifts. Whether your current project changes to a full-time position or you are presented with a new role through your deep business network, our Salary Calculator for accounting and finance positions, available in our Salary Center, provides local salary data for a wide spectrum of accounting positions. See this post for tips on using this valuable tool.