Resume proof reading is essential. A resume is usually the first thing we see from a candidate and as recruiters, if we present a candidate to a client, the resume is the first thing they see. For us to represent you, your resume needs to be professional. Mistakes are common and we’re all human. The difference with a resume is that there is an expectation that the resume has been checked, proofread and is the best version it can be. If it’s rubbish, it’s not a good sign.
Written communication skills
Regardless of your position in a dealership, written communication skills are important. When applying for a new role, we’ll submit your resume to the dealer management team, and those Dealer Principals, hiring managers and department managers will form a first impression based on your resume. Some decision makers will dismiss a candidate if their resume has multiple errors. Think about it this way; although a Sales Consultant does not need perfect spelling, grammar and punctuation to sell cars, the key decision maker in a family will form an opinion based on the way the Sales Consultant/Manager communicates via email before purchasing a vehicle through them. So if you cannot present an error-free resume, how can you possibly expect the opportunity to represent the business with emails, contracts and quotes?
Read this paragraph
Below is a paragraph with mistakes. See if you can find them all.
Unfortunately, speelling mistakes are common in resums. Another common error is punctation. Punctuation marks includes commas, full stops and apostrophes. It’s also importnt to use bullet points and capital letters correctly to. If you start a new sentence, you need a capital. If you end a sentnce, you need a full stop. Remember there is a difference between there, their and they’re. Just like there is a different between your and you’re, as well as to, too and two. Don’t leave out the letter L in public, and whateva you do, dont forget full stops
If you found 10 mistakes, you’re doing well. If you have trouble proofreading your resume, ask a friend or family member to help you out and re-read it yourself a few times. The more you check your writing, the better you’ll become. If you’re already great at it – keep up the good work! For more advice, click here.