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The first couple sections
The strongest part of this resume is the first two sections. Always begin with a summary and a list of your skills. This is also the only part of the resume where you will be able to explore your personality traits, so take advantage of that if you were looking to add a personal touch. Note that the summary gives a general overview of several aspects of the writers professional career: Organizer with 7 years of experience working with children, youth, and young adults in summer camp and after school settings. Strong desire to serve God in the community with a justice-driven heart. The profile is very well written, but it is a little on the short side. This resume has a little extra room at the bottom of the page, so there is no reason the summary could be expanded to about four lines. Also take a look at the qualifications section. Besides perhaps renaming it Skills or Highlights, there is nothing that should be changed. The length and content is perfect.
The relevant experience section in this resume is not one of the required aspects that every resume should have. There are many different optional sections that you can include. As seen here, you should always include any non-work professional experiences you have had, including community service, internships, and volunteer work. Including this section goes a long way to filling the page, and the content is well written and very relevant. Our only suggestion is that it would probably be more effective after the working experience section, either before or after the education information. Remember that the order of your resume determines what information employers read first. You cannot wait too long before getting to the heard of your resume, which is the work history, because many readers will not read all the way through.
Format your work experiences
The section that this resume could improve the most is the experiences section. Take a look at how it is formatted now: House Chaplain May 2013 to August 2013 Project Transformation: Oklahoma ? Tulsa, OK Responsibilities include leading weekly devotions and Bible studies, caring for college-age interns, working with inner-city, economically disadvantaged children on a daily basis in order to improve community living situations and literacy skills, and serving as liaison between program directors and intern staff. Project Transformation is funded by government grants through AmeriCorps and the United Methodist Church. The current format is perfectly serviceable, but it is a little disorganized. All the information blends together, which ultimately makes it difficult to read. We always recommend bullet points for this section. Start each point with a strong action verb. Additionally, it appears that this position is the one currently held. If so, that should be clearer. The current position is the only one that should be present tense. Here it is after these changes: House Chaplain May 2013 to Current Project Transformation: Oklahoma ? Tulsa, OK
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