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Preparing a high quality resume is important if you want to make a good first impression. To help you design the perfect resume we have consulted with experts in the field. After taking a look at this human resources manager resume sample, they took some notes and pointed out areas that needed to be fixed. Check them out so that you don’t make the same mistakes when working on your own resume.
Break Up Summary Section
Under the Executive Profile (can also be called the Summary), the text can be broken up into more sentences to make it easier to read. WRONG: Strategic human resource leader with over twelve years of human resource experience. Proven success, in human resource management supporting training, development, recruiting, employee engagement, performance management, team leadership, benefits and compensation administration. RIGHT: Strategic human resource leader with over twelve years of experience. Proven success in human resource management in a variety of areas. Supported training, development, recruiting, employee engagement, benefits, and compensation administration. Self-motivated individual who excels at team leadership and performance management.
Shorten Sentences Under Work Experience
Some of the experience bullet points contain sentences that are way too long. Your resume should be easy to read so that if a hiring manager is just skimming the document, the important items are more likely to be seen. Bullet points should be used for each separate duty. WRONG: Responsible for managing overall employee relations, staffing, benefits administration, compensation, training, performance management, payroll, and workers’ compensation, for a manufacturing facility of approximately 190 fulltime employees in support of a 24/7 continuous operation Conduct new hire orientation including employee benefits and education of all company polices and procedures Manage payroll for 190 employees using ADP and Kronos payroll systems Manage and advise employees and plant management team on federal and state laws including FMLA, ADA, EEO, FLSA and Immigration issues. RIGHT:
List Out Full Abbreviations
The resume contains a number of abbreviations throughout the various sections. Abbreviations should only be used if they are very commonly known. If you would like to apply abbreviations, list out the full name followed by the abbreviation. It is alright to just use the abbreviation for subsequent uses.
Use Proper Tense
When listing job experience, make sure that past tense is being used for jobs that are not currently being held. This resume includes a mixture of tenses on past positions.
Edit for Grammar and Spelling Errors
Although using spell check is helpful, it does not catch all errors. It is imperative that you read and re-read your resume for misused words, missing punctuation, or incomplete sentences. This resume included a number of errors that spell check may not have caught, but an editing read-through would have. For example, these bullets don’t make sense:
It should read more like this:
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