Having the right resume for the right position can make a world of a difference in how you are perceived as a potential candidate. A resume has the opportunity to impress and wow potential employers before you ever meet them. This means that your resume needs to be top-notch and well-suited to your needs. The following customer service professional resume sample is an example of a resume that misses a few expectations that are important to meet.
Drop your high school education
If your high school education has been listed on your resume, it’s probably unnecessarily taking up valuable space. Your high school education does not belong on your resume if you are a full-fledged adult. Teenagers may need to list it, given that they have very little else to put on their resumes. WRONG: EDUCATION 1995 High School Diploma: General Studies Edward Shands ? Oakland, CA, USA Professional adults, however, do not need to list it. It’s a redundant statement that doesn’t add anything professional to the resume and merely uses up space that could have been utilized for other purposes. If you have any higher education experience that is relevant to the job position, list that in great detail instead.
Get your skills straight
There seems to be a lot of confusion in modern resumes about what a skills section is, what an achievements section is, and what a highlights section is. It’s time to retire the highlights section, because it’s basically a skills section that, in some resumes, slips some accomplishments in. WRONG: HIGHLIGHTS
You don’t need both a skills and a highlights section. Use only a skills section, and place it just after your summary in your resume. Make sure that you are listing keywords in those skills instead of vague or ambivalent descriptors like “hard-working” or “friendly.” Keep in mind that being proficient in different Microsoft products does not mean you have to list those products out- saying that you can use Microsoft Office programs will suffice.
Make sure your work experience section is clear
Having an incorrectly formatted work experience section can be enormously detrimental to your resume. Your work experience is what a potential employer is highly interested in, and making that experience inaccessible through bad organization is a common mistake. WRONG: Department Secretary/Administrative Assistant Kaiser Permanente ? Oakland, CA
Event Planning for Other Offsite Events:
RIGHT: Department Secretary/Administrative Assistant Kaiser Permanente ? Oakland, CA
Event Planning for Other Offsite Events Company Name ? City, State
Furthermore, aim for around five to eight bullet points for each of these sections. Any more muddies the organization of your resume and any less looks stark and unprofessional. Don’t let the complexity of making a proper resume discourage you. With the use of QuintCareer’s Resume Builder, you can have your ideal resume ready to go in no time.