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Resume Pro Tip #14 (make sure its perfect)

This is another one that may seem obvious but you want the 1-2 page document that represents all of your work, education, and accomplishments be perfect. Usually candidates are in a rush to either update their current resume or create a new resume and mistakes are made.  Our favorite story about spelling mistakes is when we had a candidate a year or so ago who was a legal secretary and under her skill section she misspelled "detail oriented."  Having this particular phrase misspelled may have been why she had such a hard time getting interviews.  Hiring managers looking for perfect candidates start by looking for perfect resumes.  Often errors on a resume are close to impossible to see by the person who wrote them; it’s like your brain jumps over the mistake and can only see what was originally intended.  A good rule of thumb is to have 2-3 people review your resume and make corrections.  Others may see it much more clearly than you will. Another option is have a service create a resume for you. Resume writing companies usually employ the best and the brightest in the recruiting industry to craft resumes that they have seen be effective time and time again.  Professional resume writing can be expensive ($200-$900) but it can go a long way to get your foot in the door with your next dream job. 

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