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When you are looking for a new job, a complete resume is what will earn you that interview. We have collected expert advice and sample of work to help you write yours. The following insurance specialist resume sample should give you an excellent idea of how to get started. Take a look at these corrections so you know what the common pitfalls are.
Overall, this is a very well written resume. It is currently in a state that would be perfectly serviceable and impressive to employers. Still, there are ways it could be improved. It is important to remember that you can always improve your resume, no matter how well organized it is. For example, notice that customer service is listed in the summary, areas of expertise, and the skills section at the bottom. Repeating yourself is never a good idea. The space on the page is important, and you should never waste it. In this case, the information in some of the small sections at the end is not enough to justify their own section. They are artificially extending the length of the resume. The skills section could be dispersed between the areas of expertise and summary sections, and the Insurance Licenses and the Certifications sections could be combined into one.
Manage the experience bullet points
The work experience section is the most difficult to get right. The formatting is so specific, most resume writers mess at least one aspect up. Take a look at this one: Strategies for Long Term Care, Inc June 2013 to August 2014 Long Term Care Insurance Specialist Milford, CT
It starts each bullet with a strong action verb, does not use personal pronouns, is in the past tense because it is not current, and organizes good information well. In terms of formatting, this is exactly what you want yours to look like. It is a little on the long side, however. You should be aiming for five to eight bullets for each position. Two of the positions have nine, which makes them just slightly too long for employers to read, another is eight bullets, and the final one is only three despite being the current position. The information in this section could be distributed better.
Consider the length
The length of your resume is important to manage. Most resumes should never go above a single page. If you are capturing more than 10 years of experience, as this resume does, it is acceptable to take two pages, but you should not do so haphazardly. Creating a two-page resume changes the way employers will consider all the information you present, so make sure you are absolutely certain that all the information you have that pushes it to two pages is necessary. If you are able to compile and compress it to a single page, even if you have 10+ years experience, it is best to do so. This resume can certainly be compressed and shortened, but it still might need two pages. The writer needs to think carefully about this question. If you are ready to start creating a resume that communicates your skills, qualifications, and abilities, turn to LiveCareer. Use our resume builder to make sure your resume is up to par.