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Have you ever wondered about what your resume says to an employer beyond the obvious skills and experience you write down? If you havent, its a good idea to start because a resume full of commonly-made mistakes can say quite a few bad things about you. Our experts have looked over this aviation maintenance resume sample and given solutions that you can use to perfect your own resume.
Be sure to always use bullet points to create clarity
The experience section on this resume is difficult to read, and any employer wouldnt spend the time trying to find the information they need. Every detail in this section needs to be separated by a bullet point and placed in list form. WRONG: NM AASF ? Santa Fe, NMAASF Maintenance Officer Performed maintenance test flights, maintenance operational checks (MOC) and acceptance flights of rotary wing aircraft. Administered the quality control management program of the AASF and supervised three employees engaged in the technical inspection of the aircraft. Performed maintenance operational checks (MOC) and limited and general test flights of aircraft to ensure airworthiness upon completion of extensive disassembly for maintenance, repair, and replacement of modification of components of aircraft systems. Plan and direct the quality control management program of the AASF. Exercised supervisory responsibility for two subordinate workers engaged in technical inspection of the aircraft. Prepared for and supported missions through the accomplishment of duties pertaining to military training, military readiness, force protection and other mission related assignments including, but not limited to, training of traditional Guard members, CWDE/NBC training, exercise participation (ORE/ORI/UCI/MEI/OCI/IG, etc.), mobility exercise participation, FSTA/ATSO exercise participation, SABC training, LOAC training, weapons qualification training, participation in military formations, and medical mobility processing within the guidelines of NGB/ARNG/ANG/State/TAG rules, regulations and laws. RIGHT: NM AASF ? Santa Fe, NMAASF Maintenance Officer
Even out the highlights section
The highlights section on this resume immediately gives the impression that the applicant didnt take the time to make his resume professional. The information fills up the columns unevenly. To fix this, the applicant needs to move some details from the left column to the right column. He also needs to choose one point to remove to ensure each column only has eight points maximum. RIGHT: Highlights
Dont use paragraph format in the accomplishments section
The accomplishments section is a fast way to highlight the best of the best of your career. If its written in paragraph form, like on this resume, it keeps the section from reading quickly. This applicant needs to fix this area by putting each notable achievement on its own line with its own bullet point for clarity. Get ready to make a great first impression with LiveCareer. Resume Builder will help you apply these sample resume tips to create the stellar resume you deserve.