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Land the Tech Job You Love by Andy Lester

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Check Your Word Document

Before you do any other check, run a spell check on your résumé. Even if you don’t make mistakes, even if you’ve had as-you-type spell checking turned on the whole time, run a spell check anyway. It’ll take just a few seconds and may save you from getting your résumé thrown away.

You’ve done all the typing there is to do for now. It’s not enough for your Word document to look good on the screen. It has to look good on paper and has to be able to make the trip to paper, as well. I’ve received countless résumés where the candidate looked interesting enough that I wanted to print out the résumé, and when I did, I got warnings about the document not fitting on the page, or the page breaks would be wrong and one page would ...

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