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As the saying goes, you only get one chance to make a first impression. Since your resume is your introduction to many potential employers, it’s essential that it makes the right impression. Our career experts have reviewed this Ceramics Dental Technician resume sample and pointed out a few typical mistakes to give you a better idea of what to look for and improve in your own resume.
Composing your summary
Most resumes should begin with a summary outlining your most salient features as an employee, both in your work history and your skills and character. The summary on this dental technician resume sample has a good overview of their experience and specialties, but is lacking the more personal details which make someone stand out from a sea of skilled candidates. The list of specialties is also on the long side for a summary. Generally you should only mention two or three of your most important aptitudes and a couple of personality traits, saving the more detailed lists for the Skills section. The summary should be in paragraph format. While sentence fragments are acceptable, every sentence and phrase should be capitalized and end in a period. Original: Board Certified Dental technician in Ceramics since September 2004 Sole proprietor of Omega Dental Ceramics Dental laboratory since 1997. Specialties include manufacturing implant custom abutments, crown&bridge, full ceramic restorations, cosmetic cases, full mouth rehabilitation, CAD/CAM Corrected: Board-certified dental technician fluent in English and Russian. Have successfully managed the Omega Dental Ceramics laboratory as the sole proprietor since 1997, collaborating with dentists, staff and patients. Specialties include manufacturing custom implant abutments, full ceramic restorations and CAD/CAM.
Take care with your grammar and spelling
Attention to detail is key in any resume. Simple errors in spelling, grammar and capitalization can appear sloppy to a potential employer. Always be sure to review your resume at least twice over after completing it to catch any mistakes. In general, only proper nouns should be capitalized. This can include some trademarked products, but not most generic goods. If you’re unsure how to correctly spell or capitalize a phrase, look it up. Also avoid most abbreviations, and write out “and” instead of using an ampersand, unless again it is part of a name. In this resume, “Crown&bridge” should be written “crown and bridge,” and the misspelled “ceramicst” should be corrected to “ceramicist.”
Punctuate with bullet points
Bullet-pointed lists stand out, accentuating the specific details you want a potential employer to see. Unless your text is in paragraph format such as in the summary, you should use bullet points on lists in all sections, including skills, licenses and all the individual points in the Experience section. Wrong: Active Certified Dental Technician since 2004 American College of Prosthodontists, Dental Technician Alliance Right:
Emphasize experience with action words
In the Experience section, every responsibility and accomplishment listed should begin with an action word to highlight what you have achieved. As in the rest of the resume, write these phrases in first-person (without a pronoun), in present tense for current employment and past tense for previous jobs, and each should end with a period. Wrong: Communicating with dentist, their staff and patients. Manufacturing dental appliances: dental implant crowns, pressable ceramics, CAD/CAM. Book keeping for small business, collecting and paying sales taxes. Right:
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