No matter the state of the economy or the employment market, a job seeker must always remember to never treat their resume in a lazy fashion. Many of the applications that employers, hiring managers and interviewers have tossed in “File 13” over the years had few but glaring errors that they believed were red flags indicating that a specific applicant didn’t care enough to present their best first impression.
1. Text Errors.
It doesn’t matter if you’re applying for a position in an office or a garage. Heavy use of computers across industries means that even the employers who manage labor-intensive processes, manufacturing for example, expect applicants to have comprehensive reading and writing computer skills. Always make certain to double check your submission for typos, missing punctuation marks, grammatical errors and sentence and paragraph structure contextual problems.