No matter your reason for looking for a new job, writing a professional looking resume can be a challenge. Resume writing experts have reviewed a mortgage underwriter resume sample to find and fix common resume mistakes. You can use this sample to make your own resume more eye-catching for hiring manager. ? Use summary not objective ? If you were writing a resume a few years ago, you would include an objective statement. However, experts now suggest that you use a summary section instead of an objective. On the sample resume, the applicant’s section is labeled summary, but then she includes an objective. A summary should be four to six sentences that address your major skills and valuable personality traits. EXAMPLE: Highly qualified Mortgage Underwriter with over 25 years of experience in the mortgage industry. Recognized as a self-starter who is detail oriented and well organized. Great communicator with proven ability to bridge gap between production demands and procedural best practices. Looking forward to continuing to use strengths and skills while building new ones. The summary is now a great highlight of the applicant’s abilities and goals. ? Ensure readability ? Many experts say that hiring managers tend to skim over resumes rather than read through them. This means that your resume has to be extremely readable. One way you can do this is by using bullets and tables to emphasize important skills. You can also include a laid out skills section. EXAMPLE OF SKILLS SECTION:
The skills section should be packed with keywords to show hiring manager you’re a good fit for the position. ? Be consistent ? Part of resume writing is making sure that the resume looks professional. Experts say that you can do this by remaining consistent. The sample resume’s experience section is not consistent because the first entry does not have a location, not all of the entries have points below them and some of the states are written out while others are abbreviated. EXAMPLE: September 2012 to CurrentCiti Mortgage Sr. Credit Risk Underwriter
October 2011 to September 2012JPMorgan Chase CCR Underwriter
February 2011 to October 2011JPMorgan Chase CCR Underwriter
This small sample section improves the inconsistency seen in the sample resume. You can ensure that your resume is consistent by including five to eight points below each entry and by entering all of the information the same way. ? Be informative ? You want to make sure that your resume is informative enough for the hiring manager to realize that you have the skill set required to do the job well. You can do this by making sure that you have relevant information in appropriate sections. Your resume should include some of the following sections:
Only include the sections that you have information for. The sections will vary depending on your experience and where you are in your career. ? Use tools ? Now that you know some of the common mistakes to avoid, it is time to start writing your own eye-catching resume. Don’t forget to use QuintCareer’s Resume Builder to make writing the best resume easier.