We all love to use spell check, it’s easy and convenient. For most people the days of looking up a word in the old 5 pound dictionary are long gone. Unfortunately, disappearing right along with that monstrous book went word definition checking. When someone looked up a word the “old-fashioned” way they would read the word definition located right next to the word; ensuring proper usage. However, when someone relies solely on spell check, they no longer cross-check to guarantee proper word usage. Spell check is certainly convenient, but when it creates mistakes on a résumé it could also mean the death of a potential job interview.
Here are 10 of the most common “spell checked” words that we see usage mistakes on when reviewing our clients’ old résumés.