Well, saddle up, because there's a pretty troubling bug (and important "scrubbing" procedure) you should know before sending out another Microsoft Word document.Read More
In the din of everyday life, I don't actively think much about résumé grammar and spelling. I've done this work now for more than twenty years, so it's a part of the fabric of my work rather than something I obsess about or ponder.
Still, when a hiring entity or recruiter looks at a résumé for the first time, or a person solicits a friend's opinion about the résumé they're writing, grammar and spelling are among the standouts a first-time reader notices (and feels qualified to remark on).
Here's Mark's follow-up article: Résumé tips: How to fix grammar and spelling.
In short, any time you run into the word "of," see if you can flip the words on either side of "of" while keeping the original meaning intact. It won't always work, as you'll see below, but it's worth considering every time you see the word "of" in your writing.Read More