Did you ever find yourself forced, at gunpoint, to apply for a job you just didn’t want? No? Because there really is no other reason to use bad grammar on your resume.
Bad grammar is the ultimate resume killer… a one-way ticket to the recycle bin. Believe it or not, none of your accomplishments matter, your education level is irrelevant, and your experience becomes inconsequential if you use a plural noun with the verb “is.” You might think that’s an exaggeration, and it might be… but not by much.
Bad Grammar: The Resume Killer
Sure, we know the difference between “there” and “their” and “your” and “you’re.” But there’s only so much you can do when auto correct and those tiny little on-screen keyboards seem intent on tripping you up. When it comes to your professional resume, however, there’s no excuse for poor writing. While word processing programs have certainly come a long way, nothing beats a solid understanding of basic rules.
Plenty has been written to help you craft the perfect resume. You can find a hundred articles to teach you all about keywords, experience sections, and achievement lists. But as soon as the recruiter comes across a blatant grammar error, your resume is headed for the shredder faster than a Presidential campaign email from Russia.
So, where can you go to find a grammar refresher to help you avoid disaster? Well, have no fear; we have your back! This infographic from Ultimate Staffing points out some common grammar mistakes to help you build a solid, grammatically correct, resume… and make a good first impression.
Yes, even in this age of text messages and Twitter trolling… good grammar matters!