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Applying for a new position means making the best first impression possible with a resume that authentically showcases your talents and qualifications. To help you out with this, we have reviewed an Employment Resource Specialist resume sample and highlighted areas for revision or improvement. Pay close attention to these edits and avoid making the same mistakes on your own resume.
Avoid using abbreviations
Unless they are commonly known, avoid using abbreviations in your resume writing. In this sample resume, the applicant has listed HIPAA guidelines under the skills section. While this may have meaning to the employer, it is best to steer away from abbreviations and instead write out the program. Keep in mind that the skills section is a place for you to pack your resume with key words and phrases you would like to be associated with your professional profile. The skills should be both memorable and accessible.
Keep accomplishments brief
It is important to remember the accomplishments section is made only for specific accomplishments and awards. You should have at least 3 items listed here. The applicant has listed some accomplishments that would be more relevant in the work experience section.
Always use bullets for listing items
The format of your resume should be as organized as possible. A common mistake many applicants make is wanting to cram as much information onto a single page as possible. Doing so makes the writing look sloppy and will not be inviting to read. To maximize the clarity of your writing, always use bullet notes for listing items. Notice the difference in the following formats: WRONG: Employment Resource Specialist III 09/1990 to 03/2007 Provided leadership and direction to both Intake and Continuing Eligibility Units. Trained and reviewed case files of 7 Eligibility Workers and related support staff. Organized and assigned work rotations for Intake staff. Provide concise input into selected decisions, performance evaluations and disciplinary matters. Reviewed case notes and files and determined appropriate courses of action in difficult, complex and specialty casework. Utilized advance technical knowledge with interpretation of multi-program rules and regulations in approval of public assistance programs. Maintained up-to-date manuals, ACL’s. Memorandum of Understandings, logs and procedures able to retrieve, research and accurately determine eligibility benefit requirements. Responsible for case management of complex, client sensitive cases, special program cases. Provided efficiency and effectiveness to the overall operations of Employment and Eligibility Division.Performed special projects and contributed to assisting in coverage to ensure departmental goals were achieved. RIGHT: Employment Resource Specialist III 09/1990 to 03/2007
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