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Improper Summary Length
This summary is far too short, and the applicant doesnt do a good job of selling herself to potential employers. This section is less of a summary and more of an objective, which is not needed. A well-written summary consists of 4-6 lines, and contain information about the applicants work experience.
The work experience section is not properly formatted. The information here should be organized using 5-8 bullets underneath each job description. Wrong: AR Department of Corrections February 2011 to September 2011 Administrative Specialist II Pine Bluff, AR Processing FMLA applications. Process and Copy FOI Freedom of Information requests (including confidential papers). Review/process documents, applications and records for accuracy and compliance with policies and regulations.Maintain databases and spreadsheets daily in Excel. Access employee personnel information in SAP/ASIS to run reports to maintain accurate counts of leave time and verify period/s of employment.Research various data storage/ and or computer records to obtain information. Prepare monthly reports in Excel to maintain accurate count of leave(FMLA and Catastrophic) taken and applications processed and report to supervisor. Provide information, assistance, and clarification to interested persons regarding benefits.Compose routine correspondence and form letters. Better: AR Department of Corrections February 2011 to September 2011 Administrative Specialist II Pine Bluff, AR
The better version utilizes bullets and reduces the description down to the appropriate length. The applicant should still remember to use proper tenses, and avoid beginning multiple sentences with the same word.
Remove Unnecessary Information
The very last job in the work experience section is not needed. The applicant is applying for a job as a benefits specialist, so she should avoid listing a customer service position. Potential employers are only looking for relevant job experiences.
The skills section is somewhat acceptable, but the information needs to be organized using bullets, not a paragraph. Each column should include no more than 5-7 skills. This format is preferred by employers, and does a better job at emphasizing your abilities. Wrong: Skills Able to: Operate Microsoft Office Suite and Windows operating systems i.e. excel, word, 98, and XP. Offer knowledge and experience of basic office machinery i.e. printers, scanners, faxes, CPU, calculators, and complex phone systems. File and organize efficiently and expeditiously. Handle confidential documents. Take accurate phone messages and deliver messages promptly. Provides excellent customer service. Right: Skills:
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