The 10 Most Common Misspelled Words on Resumes
Often times, job seekers speed through the resume writing process so much so that they become oblivious to common mistakes.
I myself am guilty of this. I mean, come on, after all that writing, who wants to read through the resume again when you can just submit it and be done?
Students in online degree programs, beware: 90 percent of hiring authorities immediately discard resumes based on quality and appearance factors, according to the authors of Expert Resumes for Military-to-Civilian Transitions.
The worst thing you can do is misspell the name of the recruiting manager or the company. My advice: Take the time to proofread your resume. Have a friend read it. Always take the time to check, check, and re-check. You won’t regret it.
You may want to pull out the dictionary for these 10 most common misspelled words on a resume:
A common problem with this word is wondering whether there is only one C or one M. Make sure you have two of both.
This word is often used by those in supervisory or managerial roles. Often times, resume writers will spell the word with one N and two L's.
This word can hurt you if you don’t know the difference between effect and affect. It’s very easy to get these two words confused. Remember: Affect is a verb meaning "to influence," whereas effect is a noun meaning "resulting in or bringing about.”
How many C's and how many S's again? Remember the 1&2 rule - one C and two S's.
Resume writers will typically get the I and E mixed up with this word. Remember that all 4 E's in the word are equally spaced out by two letters other than E.
Typically the second I is omitted when using this word.
Often times, this word is spelled with two E's and not three.
This is a very common word found in resumes. And if you misspell it, chances are you might not even get a second glance - especially if you are applying for a business position. Often times, the I can mistakenly be found positioned before the S.
Ensured or Insured? Make sure you use the right verb for the appropriate behavior on this one.
Typically the second A is replaced with an E instead.
Remember, no matter how tired you are from reading or writing your resume, take the time to at least have someone else proofread it. Your “job” depends on it!
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