We have a different approach. We've identified the most popular resume services on the web, lined them up in a row and ranked them according to an objective benchmark -- BBB scores (that's the Better Business Bureau , the nationally-recognized consumer watchdog). To that, we've added commentary and analysis by a former professional resume writer. A note of caution: between the BBB reports and our guy's testy attitude when confronted with BS, some of this can get ugly. But ugly just might save you from spending hundreds of dollars on a resume service that's peddling incompetence. Or worse. Read more on how we compiled and ranked our list .
"Even if you somehow manage to get past the background check with the lie in your resume intact, a serious problem still awaits you once you start the job," Obeid said. "If you said you had certain skills or experiences on your resume, you can be sure your employer will expect you demonstrate those abilities on the job. But if you can't really do what you said you could on your resume, then that will soon become apparent." Proofread, proofread, proofread Credit: SFIO CRACHO/Shutterstock Triple-check your own work, and then have someone else look over your resume to ensure it's 100 percent clean. There's no room for sloppiness on your resume, said Obeid — a hiring manager might automatically dismiss your application if they spot a typo or grammatical error. "Make sure it's error-free and easy to read. HR reps equate typos and errors with laziness," Obeid said. "Use good English — the written word has a huge impact on the employer." Some source interviews were conducted for a previous version of this article. More Countdowns 10 Fun (and Affordable) Gifts for Your Business Clients 5 Business-Friendly iPhone 8 Cases 10 Best Resources for Learning How to Code 5 Best Business Podcasts for Entrepreneurs 5 Tech Gadgets to Improve Your Co-Working Space 5 Business-Friendly Samsung Galaxy S8 Cases Nicole Fallon Nicole received her Bachelor's degree in Media, Culture and Communication from New York University. She began freelancing for Business News Daily in 2010 and joined the team as a staff writer three years later. She currently serves as the managing editor. Reach her by email , or follow her on Twitter .