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Are you on the hunt for a new job? If so, make sure your resume is up to par. It is one of the very most important aspects of applying for jobs. LiveCareer is here to help by providing samples, tips, and expert advice. Take a look at the following digital media team resume sample to see what mistakes others have made so you can avoid falling into the same pitfalls.
The summary section
The summary is the first section that you should include. This will establish your skills and abilities, as well as briefly explaining your work history. The summary in this sample resume is one of its strongest sections. The content of the section is thorough and well written. Notice that it includes information about leadership experiences, skills, and professional traits. It would be better if it also included specific information about positions that have been held, as well as how long they have been working in relevant fields. Additionally, your summary should be about four lines long, which means this one has a little room to be expanded slightly. All in all, this section is very strong, however.
Choosing skills to include
After the summary, include information about your skills. This should be in the form of two columns of three or four bullet points. The skills section in this resume is the appropriate length, but some of the points are repetitive. Notice that Digital marketing, Strategic marketing, and Marketing plan development are all back-to-back. Additionally, Strategic marketing and Strategic thinker are too similar. All of these could easily be combined into just two bullets. Make sure that you have plenty of variety when choosing which skills to include in this section.
Writing the work history
On the surface, this sample work history looks incredibly strong. This is exactly how you will want to organize the information in your experiences section. Everything is clear and organized, each point starts with a strong action verb, and there are five to eight bullets for each position. Unfortunately, upon taking a closer look, it falls apart slightly. Strangely, its biggest problem is its length. There are five positions listed, but the latter four only cover three years. Two of the positions were held for just eight months, while a third only lasted for a measly three months. Jobs that were held for such a short time look very bad to employers. You may have an opportunity to explain if you get an interview, but including this information may prevent you from earning an interview in the first place. Some of these jobs should be removed.
Writing the education information
Just like the work history section, the education section suffers from being too long. Unless it is specifically requested, do not include your GPA or any extra details. Each educational experience you have should be listed in just one or possibly two lines. Only include the establishments, date of graduation, and kind of degree. Additionally, the high school information is typically unnecessary.
Finally, the length of your resume is also important. Always limit your resume to a single page unless you have a particularly long work history that necessitates two pages. This resume does have an experience section covering 11 years, but most of the information is not very important. It would be simple to shorten this resume slightly to make it fit on a single page. Unnecessarily long or excessively short resume looks particularly bad to employers. Turn to LiveCareer to help create a resume that will impress employers and get you an interview. Make use of our Resume Builder tool, as well as compiled tips and advice, to get started.