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If you want to impress your future employers with your resume, its not just going to be a matter of having the experience to stuff it with. A great resume organizes all of its information in a compelling and appealing way, following all the best formatting practices. Our experts have reviewed this Bank Closing Team Lead resume sample and identified all the major mistakes and errors that hold it back. Make note of these strategies and use them when you work on your own resume.
A Summary 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
Dont cut yourself off early in your summary or youll be selling yourself short. Its fine to repeat things you share in your summary later on in the resume. The Professional Summary in the sample can be modified to give a general overview of experience as well as to share some specific skills and personality traits that make the candidate sound really appealing. WRONG: Professional Summary Enthusiastic, Organized, hardworking, and dedicated individual with high integrity, strong work ethic and great leadership skills. RIGHT: Professional Summary Enthusiastic, Organized, hardworking, and dedicated banker with over 12 years of experience. Demonstrates high integrity, strong work ethic and great leadership skills. Consistently exceeds company goals. Ethical approach to problem resolution yields quick solutions and satisfied employees. Has demonstrated a high level of capability both as a team worker and leader.
Make sure all bullet points in your Experience section end with a period
There are a couple obvious things to notice with the samples Experience section. The lists for the first couple jobs are very long, and many bullet points are missing periods. Lists longer than eight points per section should be avoided by reorganizing or maybe having an Accomplishments section. The periods should most definitely be inserted, both because it is correct format and to maintain consistency. WRONG: Work History Closing Team Lead 01/2011 to 11/2013 SunTrust Bank Orlando, FL
RIGHT: Work History Closing Team Lead 01/2011 to 11/2013 SunTrust Bank Orlando, FL
If you use an abbreviation, make sure to spell it out on the first occurence
The only exceptions to this rule are very commonly known abbreviations, such as CPR or the FBI. Anything that is not common knowledge should be spelled out. Do not make your potential employer have to figure this out. In the sample, there are a few abbreviations that need to be explained, such as POA, HUD, and HELOC. Now that you have learned some helpful writing strategies, you may want to apply them in writing your own resume. Its easy when you use QuintCareer’s Resume Builder.