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When it comes to writing a standout resume, there are some best practices to follow that will lead to the most successful results. We have provided you with this Business Operations Manager resume sample and had our experts review it to point out where specific practices can be applied and what changes need to be made to bring it up a notch. Keep these useful pointers in mind as you work on your own resume.
A summary statement should start out your document. This section should be 4-6 lines and should address an overview of your experience, two or three major skill sets, and some valuable personality traits/soft skills
By providing you potential employer with a brief summary at the beginning of your resume, you get a place to showcase your best qualifications and give a strong first impression. Talk about some personality traits or skills that really make you stand out as a candidate, and provide an overview of your experience. It is ok to repeat some information from this section later in the resume. EXAMPLE: Summary Talented Operations Manager/ HR Specialist with over 40 years experience in the field. Involved in the supervision of numerous projects and has presided over many different teams. Committed to making marked improvements in operations which is shown through a long history of impeccable work. Skilled with various systems of data management.
All lists should be in bullet point format
If you list the details of your work experience in paragraph form, it reads as a chunk of text, making it easy for the reader to miss some of the most important points. The best way to format the Experience section is with bullet lists of 5-8 points per job. Each bullet should start with a strong action verb and end with a period. This way, your work accomplishments and specific activities will stand out more, and you can highlight the most important ones by placing them at the top of their respective lists. WRONG: Experience CS&O July 2010 to Current Department of Homeland Security
RIGHT: Experience CS&O July 2010 to Current Department of Homeland Security
Generally you will not list employment from longer than 15 years ago
The exception would be if there is something from one of these long past jobs that is really outstanding and makes you a more appealing candidate. Consider moving some skills learned in work experience to a Highlights section before the Experience section, and shortening up the experience section to include only jobs within the last 15 years. When you try QuintCareer’s Resume Builder, youll be applying what you learned here in writing your own resume.