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When it comes to writing the perfect resume, it can be difficult to strike a balance between the personal and professional. With this building operations executive resume sample, you can learn how to do this easily and effectively, without making common errors. This sample has been created using the guidance and knowledge of industry experts.
Improper Summary Length
The summary section of this resume is fairly well-written, but it is far too short. This section should essentially serve as an overview, and give a synopsis of your abilities and professional background using four to six lines of text. The applicant lists skill after skill, and the section can be easily expanded if he would just go into greater detail about each particular skill. He should also remember that even though it is acceptable to use sentence fragments, the standard rules of grammar and punctuation should still be followed.
The accomplishments section of this resume is extremely informative, but it contains an excessive amount of information. The applicant also refuses to go into detail about some of his accomplishments, which makes the section somewhat confusing. To remedy this issue, the applicant should only include his most important achievements. Some of the information here would also fit better in the experience section. Right:
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Remove Outdated Work Experience
The last two jobs in the professional experience section are simply too old to include. Applicants should never include jobs that are more than 15-20 years old when writing a resume. Employers want to see that an applicant possesses only the most up-to-date training and education. Remove: Branch Manager 01/1989 to 12/1991 Builders Insulation Company White River, VT Developed a new branch and sales territory from ground up:
Residential Sales Representative 03/1985 to 12/1989 Builders Insulation Company Manchester, NH Managed a residential sales territory.
Edit Job Experiences
The job experience section of this resume suffers from several problems. First of all, the first and fourth job in this section needs to be drastically expanded to consist of five to eight bullets of information. For the fourth job, the applicant should add more detailed information about his responsibilities and duties. Lastly, the third job begins each statement with the same words, making the resume sound repetitive, and the applicant seem inarticulate. Right: Vice President Operations – 03/2000 to 02/2006 Builders Installed Products Manchester, NH
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