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When applying for a job in any career, you need a well-written, professional resume to keep a hiring manager’s attention. We asked resume experts to look over this distribution center maintenance technician resume sample and come up with some ways to improve it. Use their tips and tricks to help you create a better resume.
Proofread at least twice
Even if it is otherwise perfect, your resume will look unprofessional and is more likely to be passed over if it is full of grammar and spelling errors. Consider spelling, punctuation and sentence structure when proofreading your resume. For example, this distribution center maintenance technician resume sample uses “technology’s” in several places, but the proper plural spelling is “technologies.” Additionally, every sentence or bullet point should begin with a capital letter, something the summary of this example is missing in a couple of spots. Keep in mind that typical spelling and grammar checkers won’t catch every issue, so if you are worried there might still be some mistakes, ask someone else to look it over for you.
Use bullet points consistently
This distribution center maintenance technician resume sample uses bullet lists in some spots, but not in others where it should. Additionally, even though the information is in list format, most lines are missing a bullet. WRONG Highlights
Test equipment operation Diagnostic testing RIGHT Skills
In addition to adding bullet points, a couple of other changes were made. “Forklift” is only one word, and only one piece of information should be on each line. Additionally, skills and highlights are not the same thing, so be sure to use the headings appropriately. Skills include actual tasks you can do, and highlights are personality traits you possess that help you do a better job.
Know when to use a heading for accomplishments
You should only create a section for your accomplishments if you have three or more awards or other types of recognition that show you go above and beyond your job duties. Otherwise, the information should be included in the section for your work experience. This distribution center maintenance technician resume sample lists accomplishments, but they are actually job duties. If you do have a section for accomplishments, simply list the bullet points, as creating separate subheadings takes away from the flow of your resume.
Use consistent formatting for your employment section
The employment experience section on this distribution center maintenance technician resume sample has a lot of great information, but the format makes it hard to read. First, the company names should also use proper capitalization. Next, be sure you properly capitalize city names. Finally, use bullet points to describe your duties and responsibilities. WRONG Trouble shooting electrical equipment, plc controls, i/o points, fork lift repair. maintaining conveyor system pms. Trouble shooting and maintaining a mini load crane system one of only a couple in the U.S. RIGHT
Understand which education information is important
This distribution center maintenance technician resume sample does a fairly good job of listing information, but some of it is misspelled, and some of it isn’t necessary. “Technologies” is misspelled, and the degree name should be capitalized. “United States” is unnecessary in this case, and you should not list your GPA or attendance on a resume in most cases. It is ok to list the GPA if you recently graduated, however. Finally, since the applicant graduated more than 10 years ago, he should not have listed his graduation date. Keep these tips in mind to help you create a more professional resume. For further assistance, use QuintCareer’s Resume Builder.