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Pawel Brodzinski on Software Project Management

Recruitment Tips: Proofread Your Papers

I read a lot of resumes these days. The result is (no matter how hard I try to avoid it) that I read resumes more and more automatically and with the time it’s much harder to gain my attention. Two types of papers are successful with that:

• Good ones

• Silly ones

What do I mean when I say silly? Most often it’s in the situation when author doesn’t exactly know what she writes, but uses trendy vocabulary to sound professional. When I see things like “responsibility for synergy” or “executing validation of processes” it makes me laugh. And I guess you don’t want make your potential interviewers laugh.

There’s easy solution here – proofread your papers. Even better, give them to a friend or colleague and ask if he understands clearly what it’s all about. All of those silly things should be caught and you’ll probably receive some feedback about the rest. Maybe your papers won’t stun recruiters, but at least they won’t cause laughter.

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