One incorrectly used term. One transposed letter. One misplaced punctuation mark. That’s all it could take to cause an employer to question your professionalism and attention to detail. And that’s why it’s so critical to carefully review your resume and cover letter.
Relying on spell-check alone is problematic because the program won’t necessarily flag every type of error. Proofread on screen and on paper, and ask a friend or family member for feedback. Fresh eyes can catch tricky mistakes you overlooked.
Your resume and cover letter are in tip-top shape. You feel strongly qualified for the positions you apply to. You don’t have trouble landing an interview. But you can’t seem to get a job offer.
“What am I doing wrong?” you ask yourself. There’s likely a disconnect between how you think you come off in an interview and how potential employers are seeing you. Or perhaps you’re having a crisis of confidence. With a little improvement to your interviewing skills, you can show potential employers the real you and improve your chances of landing that dream job.
Anyone who’s worked in the administrative field for a while knows that a typical workday is anything but predictable. But have you ever been asked to mail a box of dirt? Hear about the strange administrative tasks your peers have had to do in the course of their jobs.
It’s back-to-school season. As students across the country return to the classroom, it’s an appropriate time to take a good look at the education section of your resume. Here are the ABCs of writing and formatting your academic credentials.