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Hidden in the crevices of a resume is much more than experience and education, or even those impressive skilled you picked up during the length of your career. Sometimes mistakes get left behind, making your resume speak poor things about you and your professionalism. To help you avoid making common errors, our experts have given their best solutions to problems found in this accessories specialist resume sample.
Put the professional summary in paragraph form and use first person
Peter uses a career overview section, otherwise known as a professional summary. This section is important for any applicant to have as it offers an opportunity to sell their most relevant assets. However, it should always be kept in one paragraph and only contain first person verb forms. Peter splits his summary into two paragraphs and consistently discusses himself in the third person. This section doesnt require pronouns, but all of the verbs need to be written with I kept in mind. WRONG: Enthusiastic customer service/telesales representative with in-depth knowledge of sales, account management and training. Energetic and reliable Retail Sales Associate skilled in high-end merchandise environments.Highly enthusiastic customer service professional with 15 years client interface experience. RIGHT: Highly enthusiastic customer service professional with 15 years of client interface experience. Dedicated to providing high quality customer service and telesales representation. Deeply knowledgeable about sales, account management and training. Skilled in high-end merchandise environments.
Use columns in skills or highlights sections
This applicant does a great job filling up the core strengths, or skills, section of the resume with relevant traits he will bring to his next job. However, because the list is longer than eight points, it needs to be broken up into two columns. Each column should have no more than eight points. WRONG:
Follow formatting rules for accomplishments section
Peter also has a great accomplishment to show employers, but the accomplishments section isnt formatted correctly. There should be bullet points for each detail. WRONG: Accomplishments Top sales performance for 5 year at Saks Fifth Avenue for Montblanc USA with constant sales increased — Took over account from $600,000.00 in sales and increased sales to 2/M in five years. RIGHT: Accomplishments
Unfortunately, Peter only includes two details. If he doesnt have at least three pieces of notable information to put in this section, he should remove it, placing the details with the jobs they pertain to.
Format education section correctly
The education section on this resume is out of order and doesnt include some required details. All education should be listed chronologically, most recent first. Each school needs to have a location, as well, and high school doesnt need to be listed when college is also listed. WRONG: Educational Background B.A. Bachelor of Arts : Accessories DesignFIT- NYC Fashion History, Fashion DesigningNew York Fashion High School A.A : TTI, Graphic Design & Art HistorySVA-School of Visual Arts ? New York, NY Post graduate classes at GIA/AJP – Accredited Jewelry Professional RIGHT: Educational Background Postgraduate coursework: Accredited Jewelry Professional GIA/AJP New York, NY Bachelor of Arts: Accessories DesignFIT- New York, NY A.A : TTI, Graphic Design & Art History School of Visual Arts ? New York, NY Its important to look your resume over and make any changes before sending it off to be read by an employer. QuintCareer’s Resume Builder can help you every step of the way by creating a stellar resume in minutes.