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Many had expressed to us that they felt sometimes their job applications had disappeared into a void that nobody had actually read it – It could be true and can certainly be discouraging, we would like to share some resume writing tips that would increase your chance of getting an interview offer. Please note these are not the “holy grail” of resume writing, each application is different and should be different. If you have any questions or seeking advice, please email email@example.com or stay tuned for our career seminars commencing in February 2019!
Most HR specialists or recruiters had identified spelling and grammatical errors as the leading factor in whether or not a resume would be shortlisted.
There are many apps or Auto-Correct functions available — but spelling and grammatical errors are still all too pervasive in job applications. Here are some of the examples that even the apps would not detect:
- ‘principle and principal’
- ‘affect and effect’
- ‘they’re and their’
- ‘its and it’s’
- and many more…
Because these words, though technically correct, would be considered as misuse of words. Please take extra time to review them – revisit the application after a good night sleep, and if you’re unsure, ask a qualified friend to run over your resume with a fresh set of eyes.
Many people rush through their job applications and ended up getting nothing from it. Giving your resume a bit of extra love and care, just like spending a few extra minutes to make sure you’re looking nice before leaving the house – maybe you’ll be turning a few heads!