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Your resume is likely going to be the only thing that employers look at when deciding whether they should call you for an interview. Ensure you make a good first impression. LiveCareer can help. By providing expert advice, and resume samples, we let you learn what works and what does not. Study the following field operations manager resume sample.
Create a strong summary
The first mistake most resume writers make is in the summary. Surprisingly, this is a very difficult section to get right, but it is one of the most important. This is what is responsible for hooking the reader. If your summary is not strong, they will never read the information that will make the sale. This summary fails because it lists technical details, instead of personal traits, skills, and experiences. It also should be a paragraph, where this one is essentially a list. Your summary should be about four lines. This will be your only chance to make a personal connection, so do not be afraid to list attributes. Just make sure that you are still not using personal pronouns, such as I or us.
Fill out every section
Next up, the accomplishments section could use some work. As a rule of thumb, any section should have at least three pieces of information. If it has less than that, it simply is not worth the space that it uses. Luckily, the accomplishments section is an optional section, so this writer could simply take it out. It would be stronger, however, to expand the section and add information that is appropriate. Notice that both of the bullet points include the same information. In essence, this section only has a single point. Additionally, if you are going to list accomplishments, be sure to focus on results. The information here would be better suited under skills or the summary. You should write about how you increased sales numbers or improve efficiency in a process. Be specific and focus on benefits other employers have enjoyed by hiring you. Finally, always remember to avoid the use of personal pronouns.
Format the experiences correctly
The experience section is one of the most difficult to format correctly. There are many aspects that you should be very careful of, but make sure that you get the essentials right. Before you worry about the advanced formatting, check to make sure your capitalization and punctuation is correct. Take a look at one of the existing positions: staff..field Operations August 2008 to December 2011 Shell Global – kugbo, Bayelsa, Nigeria Carefully selected manufacturing methods, fabrication and product designs.Recommended design modifications to eliminate machine and system malfunctions…And all so monitoring Gas flaring Notice that the position title and city is not capitalized, a few unusual periods are included, the summary is not spaced correctly, includes an unnecessary ellipsis, and miswrites also as all so. These are the simple mistakes that will completely destroy the employers impression of you. These are easy to fix, so make sure you thoroughly proofread. Secondly, the actual formatting should look like this: Staff Field Operations August 2008 to December 2011 Shell Global – Kugbo, Bayelsa, Nigeria
We fixed the minor typographical issues, as well as shifted it into bullet form. Do you see how much more readable it is already? We also ensured that each point started with a strong action verb. Finally, to complete this section, the writer should expand it to include five to eight bullets. LiveCareer is here to help you with your resume. Check out our expert advice and the resume builder to create a document that accurately and effectively represents who you are.