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Put certifications in their own section
This resume sample has a very strange format within the Highlights section. This portion of the resume should ordinarily contain information related to your skillset and what talents you possess that would be beneficial to this new job. All of the information should be presented using bulleted lists, and there is a second column formatted correctly, but the first one is void of bullets and just says that he is certified in various aspects of automotive care. Having certain certificates and licenses is great, but that material should either be given its own section or combined with Education. In this case, it would be best to move that first column into its own place.
Material for Accomplishments and Experience should be presented using bullet points
It might be tempting to just write everything on your resume as big paragraphs, but this is not recommended. Most sections should be written using bulleted lists, so the material is easier to get through. This is true for both Accomplishments and Experience, so using the former as an example, we would want to rewrite that section, so it goes like this:
If we take a look at the second bullet point in the above list, then we will see the phrase a A rating by the Better Business Bureau. It should actually be, an A rating by the Better Business Bureau. Minor typos are easy to make, but they should be avoided at all costs. If you and another candidate have similar experiences and skillsets, but your resume is riddled with errors, then an employer is more likely to go with the applicant who is a better speller. Read through your resume carefully before sending it in, so you can catch any easy-to-fix errors.
Try to stick to a maximum of eight points when describing past work
Your Experience section should formatted to include bullet points, but in addition to adding those for this sample, the writer would also be wise to eliminate a few of them. Most employers want to see somewhere between five and eight points for every job you have worked at. This sample only has one place of employment given, but there is a very lengthy paragraph that follows it. There are far more points given than are needed, and it would be highly recommended for this writer to get rid of a few of them, so that part can be more concise. If you cannot decide which points should stay and which ones should go, you should think about what is going to be required for you at this new job and stick to talking about responsibilities that will be more relevant. In the event you are still having trouble with your own resume, you should give QuintCareer’s Resume Builder a chance. It is a great tool for helping you craft a resume that is certain to catch a potential employers attention.