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1- Spelling & Grammatical errors:
The errors that grab the employer’s attention are grammatical or spelling blunders. It’s the most trivial mistake. Even though we believe that they go under silly mistakes, in any case, they assume a significant part of the resume in deciding one’s capacity for a job.
It mirrors a negative mentality of not being determined and being careless towards your work. That’s what the employer might think if you can’t endure an additional hour checking and adjusting your resume. That’s how might you be devoted to arising as the best representative in the workplace.
Here are some tips to avoid those mistakes.
Use spell-check: Most word processing programs have a spell-check feature that can help you catch spelling errors. Make sure you use it before submitting your application.
Watch out for homophones: Homophones are words that sound the same but are spelled differently (e.g. their/there/they’re). These can be tricky to get right, so be sure to double-check them.
Avoid slang and abbreviations: While it may be tempting to use slang or abbreviations in your application, it’s best to avoid them. Stick to professional language and avoid using acronyms or abbreviations that the hiring manager may not understand.
Use proper capitalization: Make sure you capitalize proper nouns (e.g. names, companies, titles) and the first word of each sentence.
Proofread your application: Before submitting your application, proofread it carefully for errors in formatting, grammar, and spelling. Ask a friend or family member to review it as well to catch any mistakes you may have missed.
2- Wrong formatting style of a resume:
When it comes to job applications, formatting is important because it can affect the overall impression you make on the hiring manager or recruiter. Here are some conversational style tips to avoid common formatting mistakes:
Use a clear and readable font: When choosing a font, make sure it’s easy to read and doesn’t strain the eyes. Stick to traditional fonts like Times New Roman, Arial, or Calibri. Avoid using decorative fonts or cursive scripts as they can be difficult to read.
Keep your font size consistent: Make sure your font size is consistent throughout your application. For example, if you’re using a 12-point font for your name and contact information, use the same font size for the rest of your content.
Use proper spacing: Use proper spacing between paragraphs and sections to make your application easy to read. Avoid cramming too much text together, which can make it difficult to follow.
Use bullet points: Bullet points can help break up long paragraphs and make your application more visually appealing. Use bullet points to highlight your key skills and accomplishments.
In the next section, I’ll explain how you can confuse your reader, the hiring manager or the recruiter.