Welcome to the résumé teardown! We’re looking at a real résumé from an applicant for an entry-level sales position and our recruiting expert is Melanie Graff, Senior Recruiter at Yammer, who reviews applications for a range of non-technical positions, including sales ops.
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Today’s lesson: Mistakes are deal-breakers! As soon as Melanie saw the typo at the top of the page, she automatically rejected this résumé and decided there was no need for her to read further. Some mistakes are harder to catch, but this is a simple spelling error that could have easily been spotted and fixed.
Homework time! Run a quick spell check on your résumé. Even better—ask a friend or family member to take a look at it. They may be able to catch things that you missed.