How Do You Spell Job Search Success?

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    March 01, 2017

    If there was ever a time to utilize your trusty spell checker, or the fact that you have a friend who is a little bit of a know-it-all and takes pleasure in correcting your spelling and grammar mistakes on social media sites like Facebook and Twitter, it's the resume and cover letter writing process.

    Competing for job openings can be hard enough without giving yourself a disadvantage with a poorly written resume and cover letter. In a world where new slang, abbreviations and acronyms are constantly developed, SMH (that's me Shaking My Head), you might be wondering why it's so important in the first place.

    Ray Cohen, a career coach and author, revealed to CareerBuilder that correct spelling and grammar on a resume and cover letter reflects your attention to detail.

    "The goal is to demonstrate that at least for the purposes of a job search that we care enough about the job and our candidacy to pay attention to the details. Although a typo is inevitable even for the most diligent among us, sloppiness at the start usually means the potential for carelessness later on. That's not an acceptable standard for anyone in a job search in a highly competitive market,” says Cohen.

    Luckily for FCC students, we employ Career Services staff at all of our campuses who can help you through the job search from start to finish.  In addition to helping with resume and cover letter development, Career Services also provides:

      • Job search strategy seminars
      • Hosting interview practice sessions
      • Proactive outreach to local employers for job leads




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