Why typos could cost you that job.

Executive Resumes and Career Transition Strategies

Typos in a resume are never good. In this economy, an unchecked resume could easily lead to unemployment.

The above post showing the percentages of employers who would not consider a candidate for employment because of mistakes in their resume is a real eye-opener.

The majority of people who take our Private Investigation and Personal Protection training are looking for jobs. That is why we include resume and cover letter writing as part of our training.

Finding work is tough enough at the best of times, but with thousands more being laid off every day, the competition is really going to heat up. That is why we urge each and every one of our graduates to spend a lot of time working on their resumes.

They say that you only get one chance to make a first impression. Look upon your resume as your representative, your salesperson. That is what a resume is trying to do. It is trying to represent you in the best possible light and to get an employer to consider calling you for an interview.

If your resume contains simple mistakes that could have been easily corrected had you spent a small amount of time reviewing it, you are sending out the message that you are perhaps careless, or not that serious about the position for which you have applied.

Would you hire a person like that?

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