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When you make your own resume, using a sample is the easiest way to do it. It allows you to see what information you need to add so you dont forget anything important. This case manager for the homeless resume sample has some good information. There are just a few things that you should change when you use it to make your own resume.
This resume is only a half of a page long. At first glance, it looks like the applicant doesnt have much experience. However, if you read the professional summary, youll see that it says eighteen years of experience. One reason that the resume appears to be lacking information is because of the formatting. The section titles are one problem. They should be much larger so each section is easily distinguished from the next. Boarders help, too, because they clearly separate each section. Here is an example of what it should look like. Wrong Professional Summary Eighteen years as a Case Manager working with the homeless , mentally ill and ex-offenders in prison setting and community settings. Extensive experience utilizing community resources , developing wrap around services working as a team member with clinical staff/court system and management Expert in planning and organizing activities consistent with clients goals and agency goals and mission. Education and Training Right Professional Summary Eighteen years as a Case Manager working with the homeless , mentally ill and ex-offenders in prison setting and community settings. Extensive experience utilizing community resources , developing wrap around services working as a team member with clinical staff/court system and management Expert in planning and organizing activities consistent with clients goals and agency goals and mission. Education and Training While the boarders arent necessary, it is a great way to separate the sections. If you dont like them, you can underline the section titles. Just make sure the titles are much larger than the text, black, and bolded. The next formatting issue is the lack of space and uneven spacing between each section. The summary, education, and skills dont have any space between the sections, and then the professional experience is about five spaces after the skills. Make sure you put at least one space between each section. However many spaces you choose, you need to do it evenly throughout the resume.
Order of Information
The order of information is important when you make a resume. The potential employer needs to read your professional summary first. It needs to give important information that entices the employer to keep reading. The professional summary on this resume is a great example. Just make sure you proofread yours, as this sample has a couple of typos. After the professional summary, you want to list your skills. Make sure you add skills that are important to the position you are applying for, not skills that just about everyone possesses. This sample has education and training next. While education is important, it should be moved to the bottom of the resume.
Your Experience Should Shine
In this sample resume, the applicants says he has eighteen years of experience. However, the professional experience section only has one job listed that he had for ten years. Unless you have had so many jobs that it makes your resume more than two pages long, you need to list all of your experience. The employer is going to wonder where the other eight years of experience went. You need to list your current or most recent employer first. Your duties should be listed under each job as bullet points so they are easy to read on the resume. This sample resume is a great start. Use it, along with the changes listed here, to build your own resume. You can use the LiveCareer resume builder to easily make a stand-out resume.