Tuesday Tip: Eliminate typos, grammatical and spelling errors

TT - Eliminate typos, grammatical and spelling errors

We’re people, we’re not perfect and we all make mistakes from time to time. But in a world where one or two typos can cost you a job, you just can’t afford to be sloppy. What to do?

  • It’s a no-brainer, but you’ve got to proofread your documents, edit, and proofread them again.
  • Ask a friend to take a look. After working on a resume for a long time you’ve probably learnt each word by heart, so you might be missing some obvious errors.
  • For the same reason, sleep on it to see your documents with a fresh eye the next day.
  • Don’t rely on the spellchecker to do all the work for you. Otherwise you may end up having experience in “renovating horses” instead of “houses” and be an expert in “sock control”.

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