Simple Advice: Proofread

This time of year I spend much time reading resumes and cover letters. It’s always interesting to see the exciting things students have done and the varied experiences they have. As I peruse these documents, I always look for attention to detail – not surprisingly, I frequently notice small errors, typos and grammatical issues. While I am happy to help with editing and proofreading, I am left to wonder about those who submit sloppy, mistake-filled documents when applying for positions.

With many application deadlines on the horizon, please take a few moments and review your cover letters and resumes before submitting. You don’t want your hard work and great experiences to be diminished or overshadowed by erroneous perceptions based on resumes and cover letters filled with errors. If you want some feedback or need assistance, be sure to check with your counselor in Career Services. Best wishes to all going through the job search and application process!

Author: David

David Ross is a Senior Associate Director of Career Services for Wharton undergraduates and occasional blogger for "Penn & Beyond."