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When you follow the best formatting practices for writing a resume, you wont have to fret about how your resume will be received. Our experts have pointed out all the changes that need to be made to this ambulance paramedic resume sample in order for it to fit these requirements, and provided explanations for your benefit. Use these helpful tips when you write your resume.
Dont use personal pronouns anywhere in your resume
Avoid using words like I, Im, and my in your resume. Save your perspective for the cover letter. A resume should read like an outside description of a candidates qualifications. Think of statements in your resume as first-person sentences with the personal pronouns removed. The Professional Summary in the sample needs to have the pronouns taken out, and it can also be expanded to include more information about the candidate. WRONG: Professional Summary Versatile employee focused on customer care and satisfaction. I’m dedicated to helping others. I’m a quick learner and very dependable. I can multi-task and work under high stress environments. I have a broad background and have performed many duties. I’m enthusiastic and put passion into my work! RIGHT: Professional Summary Versatile employee with over 26 years work experience. Focused on customer care and satisfaction. Dedicated to helping others. Quick learner and very dependable. Can multi-task and work under high stress environments. Always bringing enthusiasm and passion into work. Skillset covers a broad background.
All lists should be in bullet point format
Keeping your lists in bullet point format will ensure your resume has the most organized and professional appearance. This will also serve to make your lists appear longer while drawing more attention to each specific point. Make sure in your Experience section to start each point with a strong action verb and end with a period. There should be five to eight points per job listed. Make sure to use present tense for current work and past tense for previous employment. WRONG: Work History 07/2001 to Current Paramedic Morgan County Ambulance Service Fort Morgan, CO
03/1998 to 02/2005 Owner operator of mobile DJ service Absolute Entertainment Brush, CO Owner and operator of mobile DJ service. Provide musical entertainment and light show for special events. Manage bookkeeping and tax records. Perform billing and collections. RIGHT: Work History 07/2001 to Current Paramedic Morgan County Ambulance Service Fort Morgan, CO
03/1998 to 02/2005 Owner operator of mobile DJ service Absolute Entertainment Brush, CO
Generally you do not need to include high school diplomas or employment from 15 or more years ago
Unless it is your only education, you do not need to include that you got your high school diploma or GED. If you went to college, it is assumed you have already obtained that basic level of education. Jobs from more than 15 years ago should only be included if you have little to no other employment, or if particularly relevant to the job being applied for. Take your resume up a notch by applying what youve learned here. Find the tools you need with QuintCareer’s Resume Builder.