Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Job applicants - This post is for you!

As PR pros we are constantly sharing tips and industry trends with colleagues, clients and/or anyone who reads our blogs and tweets.  I just read a blog post from Peter Shankman and thought it was extremely fitting to re-post his blog on “how to” and “how not to” find a job since we just opened a job search for an Account Coordinator

If you are one of the applicants applying for this position at C. Pharr & Co., I would highly recommend you read Peter’s post before sending us your résumé he has some great tips. As he notes in his post, be sure to proof your résumé for spelling errors. Spelling mistakes seem to plague the majority of résumés I read. So, before you apply take the time to proofread your résumé. Don't hesitate to ask a friend or family member to review it as well to catch those minor errors you might have missed.  No matter what industry you’re in, attention to detail is a key trait all professionals must possess in order to succeed.

Heed this advice - spell check is not your friend.  Remember that last email you sent and realized after you hit “send” that spell check didn’t catch this error, “I know I would be perfect for the roll of Account Coordinator due to my vast experience…” If you can’t find the error in that phrase, then this post is for you!

Thanks for reading and we look forward to reading you’re résumés…again, another error. I just used my “friend” spell check and as predicted it didn’t catch it! If you didn’t catch it either then don’t bother applying.

This post was contributed by Leah Ekmark.