One thing stands out in a crowded applicant pool: spelling and grammar mistakes.

If you submit a resume and cover letter with spelling and grammar mistakes, the recruiter or HR person will toss your materials out.  Here’s why:

These mistakes show:

  • Lack of attention to detail
  • Carelessness
  • Disregard for the simple correction tools available in software
  • Lack of professionalism
  • Disrespect for the importance of the job

How many jobs want people to be careful, detail-oriented, up on the latest technology and software, professional, respectful, and really eager to do a great job because the position is vital to the company? Let’s say…ALL OF THEM!

So make sure your cover letter and resume are PERFECT before you send them out.

  • USE SPELL CHECK! And grammar check.
  • Have someone else proofread it for grammar & spelling.

It doesn’t matter that you won’t have to do a lot of writing in the job. Writing is not the point. The point is the caliber of candidate you show yourself to be. Be the best!