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The first step to landing the perfect job is getting your foot in the door with an impressive resume. Resume standards change over time so it’s important to look at resume samples online to make certain job seekers are putting their best foot forward. Checking out this resume will showcase some areas that need improvement before the applicant submits it to a potential employer.
Make certain that the sentences flow grammatically.
The professional summary should be in first person with the pronouns removed. Fragments are even okay with the summary section. However, it is essential that it is worded in a way that the reader doesn’t have to pause or re-read the content. Resume reviewers often take mere moments to skim a resume and make a decision on an applicant’s worthiness. First impressions are important! PROFESSIONAL SUMMARY Driven HR professional to bringing an innovative approach to human resource management while creating a team-driven environment that fosters room for development and growth. Highly effective at helping new employees adjust to company culture and feel valued in their new roles. Creative and dedicated to developing unique employee orientation and training programs that will generate a loyal and knowledgeable staff.
Skills section should have 3-4 items per column and no more than 7-8.
The skills area of the resume is essential for highlighting with keywords or phrases that will catch a hiring managers attention. If they can be aligned with skills requested in the job description, even better. Keep them geared towards the position applied for so that they are relevant to what the company is searching for.
Aim for 5-8 bullet points per position in the Experience section.
While you want to be descriptive and showcase your experience, it’s necessary to highlight the top five to eight responsibilities per position. More than eight bullet points is simply overwhelming and takes up valuable resume space. Consider adding any additional bullet items to an accomplishments section instead. WORK HISTORY 06/2012 to Current Office ManagerMaintenX Tampa, FL
Only include relevant education.
Only list the most recent education received unless additional education is relevant to the position applied for. Generic education information is redundant and unnecessary. In this example, the general studies courses taken at Indiana University do nothing to enhance the quality of the applicant or resume and should be removed. Also since neither degree is in Human Resources, only listing the bachelor’s degree to demonstrate a degree earned is required. EDUCATION Current Bachelor’s degree: Psychology with minor in Counseling Liberty University – Virginia May 2006 Associate of Science: Architectural Design and Construction Technology Hillsborough Community College – Tampa, FL General Studies Indiana University – Bloomington, IN When it comes to showcasing an applicant’s ability to perform a job, it pays to do some research into what makes a resume stand out. Building a resume that highlights the most relevant experience and education in a concise and clear manner is ideal. QuintCareer’s Resume Builder offers experienced advice to create resumes that show off a job seeker’s full potential.