• Tejal Wagadia

Resume Errors

Often people claim that simple grammatical errors on their resumes shouldn’t be held against them. I get that. Everyone makes mistakes every now and again. The grammatical error shouldn’t disqualify you from the job completely. However, almost all of us have completed high school or gotten a GED. How to spell Manager shouldn’t be that hard. The difference between their, and there isn’t that complicated. Or when to use your vs. you’re. Think about it this way, when you are working you want to be treated like an adult right? You don’t want a micromanager, you have been given a job to do and you should be trusted to do that job. This is on the other side of the coin. When you are being hired, you are expected to bring a certain level of communication skills, verbal and written. The fact that you don’t know the difference between then and than CAN be concerning especially in a client facing role. I will say this again before all of you come for my head, that we are human, and to err is human. But with the number of tools available to us simple mistakes can be avoided. Cough *Grammarly* cough, plus MS Word will find the errors as well. Word can be finicky but Grammarly can save the day. On top of that, you also have help from so many websites and people in your life. You can ask a friend or family member who corrects everyone’s grammar to take a look at your resume. Simple mistakes shouldn’t cost you the job, but you should also work on avoiding them.

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