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Writing a resume can be especially difficult if you don’t know what common pitfalls you should avoid and what you can use to your benefit. Thankfully, there are experts who have reviewed a geology associate sample resume and pointed out common mistakes throughout and what you can do to make your resume really work for you. You can use this sample to write your own, eye catching, pitfall-free resume. ? Use order to your benefit ? While writing your resume, you have to really think about the order you put your information in. Commonly you want to put most recent experience first in each section, but you have to think about the sections themselves too. Experts suggest that your section order be:
Of course, experts realize that the order does depend on the experience you have because you may not be able to fill each of these sections. The order that you place your sections and information can be used to make your resume standout. ? Use format to your benefit ? The format of a resume affects readability and how professional it looks. It makes sense that you want to use the format easy to read because many experts agree that hiring managers simply glance over resumes early in the hiring process. Experts suggest that certain sections, such as the experience and accomplishments sections, be built with the table tool and bullet points to make the information really standout. EXAMPLE: Geology Associate Sethi Operating CompanyMay 2012 to September 2012 Plano, TX
Technical Assistant Chemical Service LabsNovember 2011 to April 2012 Dallas, TX
Operations Assistant Rose Bank Luxury Home StagingMay 2010 to August 2010 Seattle, WA
The table and bullets help break up the information and make it easier to skim over. When you build your own resume, make sure to use the right format to help your resume look its best and be its most useful. ? Use information to your benefit ? Finally, you really have to think about the information that you put into your resume. Experts suggest that:
You have to make sure to include enough information, so that the hiring manager realizes that you have the qualifications for the job. Yet you have to make sure that you are succinct in the way you share your information. The information you include should be more of a benefit than a hindrance. ? Use tools to your benefit ? When you use every aspect of the resume building process to your benefit, you will end up with a truly standout resume. Use QuintCareer’s Resume Builder to ensure that every aspect of your resume is top notch.