A photographer candidate recently submitted his resume to my chief photographer.
The rag was riddled with typos, grammatical errors and misspellings. It looked like the guy had never heard of the "spell check" feature on his laptop.
Shoot! Score! In the waste basket!
Those are the obvious resume mistakes. Author and career coach Ford R. Myers suggested these five ways to tidy your resume, including some that aren't so obvious:
* BE BRIEF. Myers said there are basically five parts of a resume: Header/Contact Information, Career Summary, Professional Experience, Education & Affiliations and Professional Development. Out of those, Myers said Career Summary should be the tightest.
"The summary is a brief statement of who you are, where you're 'coming from' and what skills and expertise you have to contribute to an organization," said Myers.