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Searching for a job may be stressful, especially if you consider the large number of other applicants you will be competing with. Having a strong resume is a great way to put you ahead of the competition. Our experts have looked over this General Manager resume sample to find the key places where changes need to be made in order for it to be in the correct format. Make sure you are formatting everything correctly in your resume by paying close attention to these tips.
Double and triple check to make sure that your grammar and spelling are correct
It is important to make sure that you have no grammatical errors in a resume. Grammatical errors appear unprofessional and make a resume harder to read. They are one of the easiest mistakes to notice. Dont write parts of the resume in a hurry. Have someone else who is knowledgeable about the grammar and spelling of the language in which the resume is being written review it for you. This sample resume has a lot of run-on sentences and is missing lots of periods, as well as having a few other small errors. WRONG: Developed a wide array of extraordinary interpersonal skills due to diverse responsibilities, specializing in motivating clients, neutralizing situations, and problem solving using innovation and demonstrating excellence in creativity Learned to be outspoken, and entertain ideas without fully accepting or rejecting and accept rejected ones and failure without taking it personal Member of Seeds of the poet tree and Head Tabler of Free the Children BSU Chapter. Skilled Public Speaker, and experienced activist RIGHT: Developed a wide array of extraordinary interpersonal skills due to diverse responsibilities. Specializing in motivating clients, neutralizing situations, problem solving using innovation, and demonstrating excellence in creativity. Learned to be outspoken and to entertain ideas without fully accepting or rejecting, and to accept rejected ones and failure without taking it personally. Member of Seeds of the Poet Tree and Head Tabler of Free the Children BSU Chapter. Skilled public speaker and experienced activist.
A summary section should be 4-6 lines and should address an overview of your experience, two or three major skill sets, and some valuable personality traits/soft skills
There may be a lot that you want to talk about in a summary section, but keep it to a maximum of 6 lines. The sample resume has a summary which describes a lot of accomplishments. These would be better placed in the Accomplishments section.
Separate information into appropriate categories
Rather than putting a large list all under one Highlights section, try to break things up so your resume will be easier to read. This will appear more professional and draw attention to each specific point.
All lists should be in bullet point format
The duties in the experience section should be organized into a bullet list, to make them easier to read and refer to. This will also make the list appear longer, and give you an opportunity to emphasize each specific duty or accomplishment. Make sure to start each point with a strong action verb and end with a period. WRONG: August 2007 to Current Club Ex Fitness and Nutrition Braintree, MA Marketing and General Manager/Personal Trainer Manage finances, sell memberships, create advertisements, motivational videos, emails, testimonials, nutrition consultant and trainer RIGHT: August 2007 to Current Club Ex Fitness and Nutrition Braintree, MA Marketing and General Manager/Personal Trainer
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