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If you are in the process of applying to a new career, you want to make sure that your resume is as strong as possible. Your resume is an authentic representation of your unique qualifications and professional experiences. Most importantly, this document has the potential to set you apart from other candidates. In order to help you out with this important process, we have studied and reviewed a sample Airflow Engineer resume and pointed out areas that are problematic or could use improvement. Be sure to pay attention to these areas, as doing so can help prevent you from making the same common mistakes in your own resume writing.
Always use bullets for listing items
One of the first things to remember about your resume writing is the importance of proper formatting. If you resume is organized and clear, the employer will have no issues reading through the information and remembering it well. Conversely, if the information is not separated, the reader may not be as motivated to read through it. This resume may not appear to be terribly disorganized, but notice the difference adding bullets can make: WRONG: January 1984 to June 2013 UTC Pratt & WhitneyEast Hartford, CTStaff Engineer, Manufacturing Technology, Airflow Development Responsible for making airflow masters used by Pratt & Whitney module centers, suppliers and after market customers. Other duties include development airflow testing of engine hardware, including turbine blades, vanes, TOBI ducts and BOAS, making of rubber airflow boots and various airflow tooling, design and fabrication of airflow test benches. January 1981 to December 1983 UTC/Pratt & WhitneyEast Hartford, CTMachinist Apprentice Completed intensive 5500 hour course which included advanced mathematics, engineering drawing, and machining. Special training included Industrial Process, Metallurgy, CNC Programing and Statistical Process Control. June 1979 to December 1981 UTC/Pratt & WhitneyEast Hartford, CTMachine Operator Production machine operator responsible for set up and operation of multi axis CNC lathe. RIGHT: January 1984 – June 2013 UTC Pratt & Whitney East Hartford, CT Staff Engineer, Manufacturing Technology, Airflow Development
January 1981 – December 1983 UTC/Pratt & Whitney East Hartford, CT Machinist Apprentice
June 1979 – December 1981 UTC/Pratt & Whitney East Hartford, CT Machine Operator
Note how the simple addition of bullet notes significantly improves the readability of the applicants writing.
Avoid full sentences
While it may seem appropriate to use full sentences in your application, doing so is more suitable for the cover letter. The purpose of the resume is to be a concise and complete overview of your work experience. Therefore, using fragments with vivid language is the best way of doing so. Notice in the above example under professional experience, the applicant has used full sentence. Simply modifying these to fragments will make a significant impact on the strength of language. If you are ready to move forward in the process of writing your resume, be sure to check out QuintCareer’s Resume Builder and learn more about the services available to you today.