Many hiring managers have stated that typos on a resume can easily disqualify a candidate. That doesn’t stop mistakes from slipping in, and some of them are definitely blooper-worthy. However, it’s not so funny when mistakes on the resume jeopardize a job seeker’s chance for interviews.
Today I received an inquiry from a potential client. He said that he’s not getting any response to his resume and he’s been out of work for 5 months.
When I tried to call him, I dialed a wrong number — turns out the phone number on the resume was incorrect. Of course, I took the time to email him, but what are the chances that a hiring manager would do the same? It’s very likely that the manager would skip to the next resume.
Please take the time to proofread your resume, and get a second pair of eyes to review — it’s usually hard to spot our own mistakes.