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Grammar Chic, Inc. Spotlights Solutions to Résumé Formatting Challenges

Amanda E. Clark, president and editor-in-chief of Grammar Chic, Inc., pinpoints common résumé formatting errors and offers tips for creating a polished, professional style.

 
PRLog - Dec. 4, 2012 - Résumés are a must for today's professionals, particularly given the extremely competitive work environment that has emerged in the wake of the recession; however, many people are unsure of how to present their work history. While the actual written content is, arguably, the most important component of any résumé, it is true that documents lacking a readable and professional format will most often be overlooked no matter how polished their content may be. A recent article in The Huffington Post sheds light on the fact that résumés need to be written for both computer and paper viewing—and Amanda E. Clark, president and editor-in-chief of Grammar Chic, Inc., agrees. Here, Clark pinpoints a number of formatting mistakes that professionals often make and provides tips to assist them in drafting a more polished representation of their career.

Ever since the Internet was first introduced to the world it has taken on an increasingly important role in the professional sphere. Today, many hiring managers prefer to utilize the accessibility of the Internet to make recruiting, hiring, and screening potential employees easier. This means that résumés are often read online, rather than on paper. The previously cited article explains the importance of making formatting decisions that allow the document to be easily read on the screen. It recommends avoiding graphics, using traditional fonts, and drafting a precise and easy to read skills section.

Clark, who has written résumés for clients ranging from entry-level college graduates to C-level executives, agrees that these are important considerations to make. She explains that formatting is the best way to attract a reader—and that readers want a style that is easy to discern while also conveying a sense of professionalism.

"The format that a professional chooses for their résumé really sets the tone for the entire document," comments Clark. "The first thing to think about is readability. Can hiring managers easily read the content? Does the font translate well on both paper and the computer screen? Is it too large or too small? Professionals also need to consider the consistency of their résumé. Even if all of the information that a hiring manager needs is on a document, they are not going to put in the time necessary to find it if the format is not consistent and well-organized."

Clark heads up a team of writers who are highly trained in the production of résumés. The writers at Grammar Chic, Inc. understand that the expectations of hiring managers with regard to these documents can change quickly and that certain elements of today's most successful résumés may be deemed outdated in the near future. For this reason, the team is constantly researching best practices regarding this niche form of writing and is able to offer a unique perspective to clients.

Individuals who are interested in learning more about Grammar Chic, Inc. and the services that it provides, including but not limited to résumé writing, are encouraged to visit www.grammarchic.net. Individuals may also call (803) 831-7444 or email info@grammarchic.net to inquire about pricing and other details.

ABOUT:

Grammar Chic, Inc. is a full-service literary consultancy that provides writing and editing services to a diverse clientele. Led by President and Editor-In-Chief Amanda E. Clark, Grammar Chic's team offers its expertise to clients in the creative, business, and academic fields. The company accepts a wide range of projects and often drafts résumés, press releases, web content, marketing materials, and ghostwritten creative pieces. To learn more about Grammar Chic, Inc. and the services that its team offers, visit http://www.grammarchic.net.

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