GREENFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – If you haven’t landed your dream job yet, it might be your resume. 22News is working for you with ways to enhance your resume.
The website “Grammarly” examined dozens of online resumes and found an average of 5 errors per applicant. 60% of the mistakes were grammatical errors.
Women averaged 4 mistakes per application, and men averaged 6. Tools like spell check or grammar check aren’t always reliable.
However, some applicants told 22News employers shouldn’t eliminate applicants solely on resume mistakes.
Jason Denison said, “They should pay attention to the quality of the person, instead of their vocabulary. Vocabulary does not denote intelligence. Humans make errors, it’s in our nature, and we’re always going to make errors.”
There are some things you can do to stand out. Forbes recommends using key words and phrases from the job posting.
Avoid logos and graphics that will clog your resume and take away from the content, and have someone look at your resume to catch any mistakes you may have missed.
Also, try contacting the human resources person directly to develop a contact and establish communication with the employer.