Whether you are a recent graduate writing your first resume or a seasoned professional freshening it up a bit, please remember that accuracy is extremely important. I have written about resumes many times before and will keep doing so as I seem to come across a new crop of errors each and every week.
Spelling is the most important thing to be careful about. Some hiring managers are extremely finicky and one simple miscue could eliminate you from their candidate pool. Of late, I have seen "width" in place of "with," "graudation" instead of "graduation," "softwhere" rather than "software," and my all time favorite, "manger" instead of "manager!" Spell check is not always going to help so you need to carefully proofread and ask a few other people to do so as well.
Other things to remember include listing the correct phone number on your resume, making sure your font is consistent throughout, not listing your age or date of birth, your religion or political affiliations, and definitely not including your marital status or how many children (or grandchildren) you have. Some of this sounds obvious to many of you but I assure you I would not write about this topic if I did not read problematic resumes all too often. Remember, your resume is your own personal marketing brochure and you want it to sell you to potential employers as effectively as possible! Enjoy the spring weather and have a great job search season!