6 Ways to Proof-read your internship resume

6 Ways to Proof-read your internship resume

It's the season for summer internships and you're here, creating your internship resume. And what's the most important step here? Proofreading your resume.



It’s the season for summer internships and you’re here, doing something for probably the first time ever. Creating your internship resume. And what’s the most important step here? Proofreading your resume.

A small mistake in your resume and you can miss the opportunity of getting an interview call. To help you out we have compiled six efficient proofreading tips.

Read it loud

When in doubt, read aloud. Reading your resume loud will help you help you correct all those punctuation mistakes and places where you might want to expand.

Don’t skip

Read your resume carefully. Line by line, word by word. This is an amazing way to catch the repeated words, missing words and the misused words.

Try to read it backwards

This will enforce your brain to read slowly, hence focusing on each and every word. You will easily find the spelling and the capitalization mistakes.

Whet with a professional, online program

This can be of great help. There is no harm to run your resume through online programs, like Grammarly, to help catch and services like Kibin will make your resume error free.

Ask someone else to proofread it

Ask your friend or someone from the family to proofread your resume to provide it with a fresh look. As they would be reading it for the first time, they can more easily spot errors that your eyes may have overlooked.

Print it out

It’s easier to see mistakes on paper than on screen. It’s better to have the one sheet (or two) of paper in hand without having to scroll down your screen. Also, it can help you see the entire picture (look and feel of your resume). Look that the bullet points, dashes, hyphens, and numbers are consistent.

So, whether you are writing a newspaper article, a blog, resume, cover letter or an email to a client, having your text free of mistakes is essential. The spell checker does help but not to that extent. That’s where proofreading comes into the picture. Follow the above-mentioned steps to have an error free resume next time.

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