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Calibrating the perfect resume for your needs in this day and age may be harder than it initially seems. However, with the guidance of resume experts, you can learn the common mistakes that most resumes make in order to avoid them in your own. This account resolution specialist resume sample is a great example of a resume that contains a few conspicuous errors that damage its professionality and usefulness.
Fill out your sections
Every section that you don’t fill out in your resume is wasted space. Your professional summary should consist of around four to six lines of content which are in paragraph form. This content should act as an elevator pitch about you, and should be memorable and relevant. WRONG: PROFESSIONAL SUMMARY -no content listed CERTIFICATIONS -no content listed This resume not only included a professional summary without any written content, but it also provided a certifications section without filling out the content there, either. This is a highly unprofessional practice and immediately makes your resume look less suitable than the next person’s. Make sure that you are filling out your resume carefully and thoroughly.
Take your high school education off of your resume
Employers, for the most part, are not interested in your high school education. If you are a recently-graduated high school student with little to no work experience, it may be worth your time to input your high school education. However, in almost all other situations you do not need to have it listed. WRONG: High School Diploma: May 2005 Irving High School – Irving, TX Basic High School Education Nursing, March 2010 Trinity Valley Community College – Kaufman, TX LPN, Current Fayetteville Technical Community College – Fayetteville, NC RIGHT: Nursing, March 2010 Trinity Valley Community College – Kaufman, TX -relevant coursework -relevant internships LPN, Current Fayetteville Technical Community College – Fayetteville, NC -relevant coursework -relevant internships Instead of listing out your high school graduation, you can and should focus more on your higher education. If you attended any other institutions outside of high school, you should highlight the relevant coursework that you did there and any internships or on-campus activities.
Shorten your skills as necessary
The skills section is an important section that demonstrates recent, relevant, and critical qualifications that you have for the position at hand. However, that doesn’t mean you should flood your section with too many details. WRONG: SKILLS
Include only eight skills per column at the maximum, and three at the minimum. Keep in mind that if you are applying for an accounting position, listing all of your nursing qualifications is not going to win you any points with a potential employer. Make your resume fit with the position at hand or employers will be confused as to why it is you’re applying. QuintCareer’s Resume Builder is the perfect platform through which to utilize the advice you’ve just received about resumes. Start working on your own resume at any time to come out with a shining and memorable product.