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Writing a resume can be tough if you dont know where to start. You can use a resume sample as a guide, but we want you to avoid common mistakes made in resume samples. This is why we consulted with the experts to review this avionics technical operations manager resume sample.
Properly Format the Summary
The summary is basically your sales pitch. It should always be written in paragraph form and should be four to six lines long. You want to ensure that the summary is highlighting what makes you a stand out applicant and why you are the perfect choice for the job by going over your most important skills and accomplishments. Here is the summary from our sample resume: *Manager of Technical Operations at Boston Consolidated TRACON. I am responsible for the direction, maintenance, and repair of the Communication, Automation, and RADAR systems at the facility. *Manage day to day operations in conjunction with Air Traffic management. Oversee all technical updates to existing systems. Installation, and retrofit of new electronic systems. *Manage all technical and personnel aspects for the technical workforce assigned to the facility. *Prior history as a System Specialist, Technical Support Specialist to the district’s Technical Specialists, for second level technical support. Coordinator of technical operations at Boston Consolidated TRACON. *Serve as a conservator for the family business’s. My duties pertain to all matters,the budget, direction of improvements, negotiate leases with tenants, etc.Involves working with the court and my family attorney. This summary is written in a bullet list and is including some needless information. A better way to write this summary may look like this: I have proven through past work experience that I can manage the direction, maintenance, and repair of the Communication, Automation, and RADAR systems. I also have experience in managing day to day operations in conjunction with Air Traffic management and overseeing all technical updates to existing systems and the installation and retrofitting of new electronic systems. I also have experience in managing a small business.
Use a Consistent Format in the Experience Section Lists
You always want to list your job responsibilities and achievements under each job. However, when you create the list, make sure to start each point with an action verb so the list is parallel. Additionally, you want to include just one idea per point. These things make it look more professional and easier to read. Lets look at an example from this sample resume: August 2004 to Current Federal Aviation Administration Merrimack, NH Manager in Technical Operations *Manage day to day operations with Air Traffic Management to support air traffic in the National Airspace,(NAS). *Prior to 2004; Experienced in the following capacities as a electronics technician in the Navy, from 1978 to 1985. *As a Technical Representative for Dynalectron, from 1985 to 87. *The FAA, from 1987 to 2004, as a system specialist,(technician).Served in the capacity as second level support for the technical operations in the New England district for the FAA.As a Coordinator for Technical Operations at the Boston Consolidated TRACON. Fixing the issues in this entry, would look like this: August 2004 to Current Federal Aviation Administration Merrimack, NH Manager in Technical Operations *Manage day to day operations with Air Traffic Management to support air traffic in the National Airspace,(NAS) *Followed capacities as a electronics technician in the Navy (1978 to 1985) *Served as a Technical Representative for Dynalectron (1985 to 1987) *Served in the capacity as second level support for the technical operations in the New England district for the FAA (1987 to 2004) *Served as a Coordinator for Technical Operations at the Boston Consolidated TRACON (1987 to 2004)
Avoid Confusing Formats
It is important to remember that the person reading your resume is not familiar with you or your past experiences. This means you need to organize things so they are easy to understand. The sample resumes education section is a bit confusing because of how things are organized. Emmery Riddle College Palm Coast, Fla, USA High School Diploma: Management *At the College’s Center for Management & Executive Leadership,(CMEL) I attending the following managerial classes. Front Line Manager.The follow up course, managing for high performance, and systems thinking, a course, designed for analyzing organizational issues from a systemic perspective. *Since 1978 I have attended multiple technical classes, in electronics theory, Internet, etc. In the Navy and the Federal Aviation Administration academy.I have been recognized many times for my superior academic achievements. Here is a revision of this section: Navy and the Federal Aviation Administration Academy Coursework: electronics theory, Internet *Recognized many times for my superior academic achievements Emmery Riddle College Palm Coast, Fl, USA Coursework: front line manager, managing for high performance, systems thinking High School Diploma: Management At first glane, the person reading the resume will be able to see this individual has a high school diploma, college degree and has attended a military academy. In addition, the coursework and achievements are clearly explained under each entry. Now that you are aware of some of the common errors made in resumes, you are ready to tackle writing your own. You can use QuintCareer’s Resume Builder to create your winning resume today.