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Writing a resume can be stressful if you dont know what a prospective employer is looking for when reviewing one. Learning how to properly showcase your skills and experience isnt hard once youve seen a few examples and have developed a critical eye. Experts have reviewed this Education and Communication Student resume sample and made comments and improvements that you can apply to your own resume.
Your Summary Is Not an Objective Statement
Your summary section should be a short overview of your top abilities and experience, so that it can be quickly read to provide a complete picture of your qualifications. A common mistake is to state your interest in a particular job in the summary section in order to answer a prospective employers question up front on why you want to work for them. In fact, the hiring manager already knows you are seeking a job with his/her firm or you would not have sent a resume. An objective statement wastes valuable space on a one page document, and you can be more convincing about your interest in a certain company during the interview. This resume sample makes the additional mistake of being too general. If you have more than a decade of experience in your career you should be seeking positions of higher authority, and have specific job descriptions in mind. Wrong: SUMMARY To enter a career that utilizes Professional Communications Skills. To seek an opportunity in Education, Training, Customer Service, Development and /or Management. Right: SUMMARY Education and Communications professional with over 15 years of experience including special needs education. Designs methods of instruction to facilitate remedial learning and assists in the development of plans to improve school curricula. Strong background in management, customer service and assessing the needs of clients. Able to analyze and assess client records to determine abilities and behaviors and provide guidance to achieve goals.
Your Accomplishments Are Your Best Moments
If you have an accomplishments section on your resume, you need a minimum of three items, and they should be specific and measurable. The job applicant for this resume sample has an advanced education and extensive experience; she should have several notable accomplishments to point out here and has lost the opportunity to draw attention to her most competent moments in her career.
Dont Confuse Highlights With Skills
If youve been in your chosen career for a long time, you no doubt have a lengthy list of skills. Your highlights, however, are intended to draw attention to notable positions you have held or specific tasks or projects you have completed. Wrong: HIGHLIGHTS
If you are ready to write a resume a hiring manager will be happy to see, use these tips from this Education and Communication Student resume sample review to lead you in the right direction. Visit QuintCareer’s Resume Builder to get started on your professional resume.