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Looking at resumes that have been written by others with similar work experience is a great way to make sure your resume has a format that will be up to snuff. You want a resume that is engaging and professional to ensure you get a call back. To help you in this process, we have had experts review this Human Resources Personnel Coordinator resume sample to point out all the common mistakes and errors. Following these strategies when writing your resume will help you achieve the best results.
A summary section should be 4-6 lines and should address an overview of your experience, two or three major skill sets, and some valuable personality traits/soft skills
A summary at the beginning of your resume is a great place to showcase some of your main qualifications that you want to highlight for your potential employer. Take the time to really sell yourself by highlighting overall experience and some specific skills and traits that make you sound especially appealing. The Summary in the sample can be expanded. WRONG: Summary Human resources coordination and management professional offering a strong background in employee training and development, new hire orientations and employee relations. RIGHT: Summary Dedicated human resources coordination and management professional with over 30 years of experience in service-oriented positions and over 6 years as personnel coordinator. Offers a strong background in employee training and development, new hire orientations and employee relations. Driven to help employees succeed. Skilled at management as well as maintenance of records.
Separate your information into appropriate categories
This applicant has done a good job of including some highlights before the Experience section. This part of the sample can be even further improved by breaking it into two sections, one for specific skills and/or training, and one for personal traits. Not only will this be more organizedit will also help to highlight each specific point, making you appear even more qualified. Make sure to have at least 4 points for each section. WRONG: Highlights
RIGHT: Skills and Training
All lists should be in bullet point format
Bullet points will help each specific point to stand out, and have a more professional appearance. Having a bullet list instead of paragraph form will also have the effect of making your lists appear longer. This format will also make it easier for a reader to refer to earlier parts of the resume. In the Experience section, make sure to start each point with a different strong action verb and to end with a period. If describing a current position, use present tense, and if describing previous employment, use past tense. WRONG: Experience Personnel Coordinator 08/2009 to Current WalMart Gilbert, AZ Created and managed more than 270 confidential personnel records. Managed communication regarding employee orientation and open enrollment for benefits. Assisted customer service with inbound and outbound calls regarding all HR inquiries. Resolved personnel issues regarding human resources matters needing clarification, submissions and corrections. Conducted new employee orientation to foster positive attitude toward organizational objectives. RIGHT: Experience Personnel Coordinator 08/2009 to Current WalMart Gilbert, AZ
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