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Dont let your resume be the thing that holds you back from getting the job you want. Instead, take some tips from the experts and set your resume up for success. This Aviation Maintenance Airframe and Powerplant graduate resume sample has been reviewed by our experts who have identified the major mistakes and errors that need to be changed. You will find these pointers very helpful as you work on your own resume.
Include a Summary section at the beginning of your resume. This section should be four to six lines and should address an overview of your experience, two or three major skill sets, and some valuable personality traits/soft skills
It is really a good idea to give brief summary in paragraph from at the beginning of your resume highlighting some outstanding qualifications. This is the only place in your resume where it is ok to use paragraph form. Sentence fragments are ok, as you should not be using personal pronouns anywhere in the resume. EXAMPLE: Dedicated Assistant Manager with over 7 years of experience. Effective team leader good at giving and following instructions. Demonstrates high level of understanding of aviation and propeller theory. Skilled in ground operation and maintenance of various aerial vehicles. Seeking job to apply superior aviation knowledge.
All lists should be in bullet point format
In most cases, specific methods and training would be mentioned in a Skills section, and classes mentioned in Education. In the case of this sample, however, the candidate seems to be trying to highlight their aviation experience, and there is no other work experience that is relevant. In this case, listing Student as an occupation is fine, but the format needs to be changed to be more effective. Rather than listing off classes, the activities performed should be listed in bullet format, each point starting with a strong action verb and ending with a period. WRONG: Student September 2011 to May 2013 Alabama Aviation Center ? Ozark, AL Learned to properly safety hardware by use of safety wire and cotter pins. Basic NDI dye penetrate inspections. Weight and balance procedures and calculations. Identification of hardware. Soldering and splicing of wires as well as basic wiring skills. Operation and overhaul of hydraulic components. Sheetmetal repairs. Dope and fabric application. Basic composite layup. Understanding of engine and propeller theory. Overhaul of magnetos as well as magneto timing. Lycoming O-230 overhaul and operation. Understanding of Turbine engine theory and operation. Simulated overhaul of Pratt and Whitney PT6-20 turbine engine. Ground run up of OH-58 helicopter. Ground operation and taxiing of Cessna 172. RIGHT: Student September 2011 to May 2013 Alabama Aviation Center ? Ozark, AL
Do not include a high school diploma or GED unless it your only education
If you have some kind of higher education, it is assumed you already have the basic knowledge required to graduate high school. This information can be removed from the sample. Other than this tip, it might be advisable for the sample resume to have the Skills section moved above the Experience section, to fill the readers head with buzzwords and attractive highlights before they engage in the details. These tips can easily be applied when you write your resume. All you need to do is open up QuintCareer’s Resume Builder.