Posted by Robert Half on Monday, December 16, 2013 - 00:00 | Follow me
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.
A single misused word may not sound like a big deal. But writing a resume is all about precision — communicating the exact points about your qualifications you want hiring managers to know. And one wrong word can change your message entirely.
These examples from the “Resumania™” archives speak for themselves:
“EXPERIENCE: Perfumed duties such as accounts receivable, accounts payable and data entry.”
The sweet smell of success!
COVER LETTER: “I am quiet positive that my experience will benefit your company.”
The strong, silent type.
“OBJECTIVE: To have a carrier I enjoy.”
Have you considered a job with the Navy?
COVER LETTER: “I am inquiring as to weather you have any jobs open.”
We’re afraid the forecast isn’t good.
COVER LETTER: “Dear Hearing Manager.”
“PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS: Passed president of my neighborhood watch association.”
How fast were you driving?
“JOB DUTIES: Lesion between health insurance provider and employees.”
That’s one way to get under their skin.
COVER LETTER: “Dear Sir/Modem.”
There’s such a thing as spending too much time in front of a computer.