Click here to view this resume
A resume is full of your great skills, training, and experience, so it shouldnt cause you to miss out on important opportunities. Unfortunately, many employers are given lackluster resumes that say more than the fantastic details about you. To help you avoid a resume that comes across as unprofessional, our experts have provided their best tips and tricks for errors found in this arborist representative resume sample to get your resume in tip-top shape.
Drop the pronouns and take up active verbs in the summary section
The summary section is the first thing an employer will see, so it has to sell well. The best way to do this is to make it straight to the point, only including active, first person verbs after dropping all of the personal pronouns. Only relevant information should make it into this section, such as experience, traits, skills, and education. Joshua needs to adjust this summary to fit this format. WRONG: Summary 16 years experience working in the Green Industry. Stared by working in family business in Kentucky where I went to high school and attended the University of Kentucky studying trees and logging operations. I earned my Master Logger Certificate. I then moved to Nantucket, MA. to work for Bartlett Tree Experts as an IPM Technician. Studied Insects, Diseases of Trees and Plants and earned my licenses in MA, NH, and VT. In 2010, I was promoted to the Arborist Representative with my own office in Woodstock, VT. I manage a tree crews, spray crew and am called upon to do tree assessments for various clients as to the risk factors related to the woodlands that they own. RIGHT: Summary Sixteen years of experience working in the Green Industry. Educated in trees and logging operations, and always willing to learn more to increase my efficiency. Certified and trained Master Logger and IPM Technician. Studied insects, diseases of trees and plants. Licensed arborist in MA, NH, and VT. Promoted to the Arborist Representative with my own office in Woodstock, VT. Manage a tree crews, spray crew and conduct tree assessments for various clients as to the risk factors related to the woodlands that they own.
Make sure skills and highlights end up in the right section
Skills, highlights, and accomplishments can get confusing. Measurable and notable achievements, such as promotions, awards, or metric data, should go in an accomplishments section only if there are three or more entries. All other items should go in a skills/highlights section as keywords or in the experience section. Many of Joshuas accomplishment entries can easily fit into the highlights section as keywords. RIGHT: Highlights
Include at least five employment history details and use bullet points for all
The experience section tells employers much more than the positions you held and for how long you held them. They glean important training and skills information from this section, too, so it needs to include at least five bullet points of information that best represent an applicants time at a job. Bullet points also need to offset the details in a list form. Joshua uses bullet points inconsistently and doesnt have enough details for all of his listed jobs. RIGHT: Integrated Pest Management Technician August 2007 to June 2010 Bartlett Tree Experts ? Nantucket, MA
Get ready to make a slash in a big stack of resumes with LiveCareer. Apply these resume sample tips and more with Resume Builder.