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We’ve gathered our team of experts to review this homeland security resume sample and make actionable suggestions for improvement. Incorporate this advice into your revision process to make sure your resume adheres to currently accepted standards.
Use the Summary Format
Currently, the professional summary is the standard and has replaced the old resume objective. The candidate needs to write 4 to 6 longer phrases from the first person and without pronouns. She should cover her professional experience and 2 or 3 competitive skill sets and a few compelling personal qualities. A revised professional summary would look like: Professional Summary Ambitious homeland security student with AAS in Law Enforcement and broad professional experience, set including accounting, safety management, personnel training and administrative tasks. Trained professional with extensive knowledge of policing, public safety, and judicial laws. Articulate homeland security scholar with strong communication, interpersonal and critical thinking skills. Highly motivated professional with ability to learn difficult processes quickly while managing a challenging workload.
Scale Down the Highlights Section
This applicant has really packed the highlights section with compelling details, but best practices dictate she shouldn’t use more than 8 items per column. Furthermore, she needs to bullet the information. If she deletes these repetitions and consolidates, she’ll be able to keep all of her listed information. If you have too much information in this section, keep the points that are more compelling to your desired position. A revised highlights section would look like: Highlights
Organize the Accomplishments Section
This applicant organizes her accomplishments section by category, but she should have at least three bullets in this section. Only use information that is attached to metrics or resulted in some documented recognition or success. If you can’t fill the section, just skip it and use the space elsewhere. Edited for format and content, the edited accomplishments section could be: Accomplishments
Bullet the Experience Sections
This candidate has a wealth of information in the experience section, but she overcrowds the space. First, she needs to bullet her phrases and then she should make sure each entry has 5 to 8 points. When you have too much information here, choose the details that are most relevant to your new potential position. A revised experience entry could be: Experience AWS Inc.September 2011 to February 2013 Direct Care Indianapolis, IN
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