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Using this lab technician resume sample, you can see what you need for your resume and use it as a foundation to build your own. This sample will help you figure out what to add to your resume and how to format it properly. Here are some great points to the resume and what you should change when you build yours.
Make Your Summary Shine
Your professional summary needs to do more than state what you do for a living. It needs to highlight your experience and some major accomplishments in your career. The first few sentences are crucial because it needs to make the potential employer want to finish reading your resume with the expectation that you are the one to hire. Saying something as simple as highly motivated and patient is stock information that anyone can add. You want to let the employer know how many years you have been in the line of work, and a few key skills and accomplishments you have acquired along the way.
Add Your Licenses
After your professional summary, you want to let the employer know what kind of licenses you have. If you are licensed by the Board of Opticians, or have any other type of license, make sure you list that at the top. It lets your employer know what you are certified to do once they hire you.
Properly Format Your Experience
The amount of experience in this sample resume is fantastic; however, it’s not formatted properly. The first issue with the experience is the timeline. When you make a resume, you always put your most recent employer first. The potential employer doesn’t want to glance at the resume and first see what you did in the 1970s. You also don’t need to list 50 years of experience. If formatted properly, the experience on this resume would take up a lot more space, and a resume should never be more than two pages long. If your professional experience fills the rest of the first page, you don’t need to continue listing it. The most recent experience in this sample also doesn’t have an end date. If you still work at your most recent job, make sure you put your start date, and add to current. The duties that you performed at your job should be listed as bullet points, so the employer can glance at your resume and know exactly which duties you performed. Here is an example of how the resume should look. Wrong Professional Experience July 1977 American Optical / Southern OpticalDurham, NC To Account Representative / Lab Technician August 1982 Wrote clear, detailed work orders and instructions for grinding lenses and fabricating eyeglasses.Heated, shaped and bent plastic and metal frames to adjust eyeglasses for clients.Confirms that frames were correctly built with facial and eye measurements and optical prescriptions.Maintained organized records of customer prescriptions, work orders and payments. August 1982 Southern Optical Goldsboro, NC To Sales Representative August 1985 Right Professional Experience Triangle Visions OptometryJuly 2012 to Current Durham, NC Optician / Lab Manager
Duke SuperOptics / Duke Eye Center February 1995 to June 2012 Durham, NC Manager / Optician / Opthalmic Technician Instructor
This puts the most recent employment first, and it organizes the information in a clear and concise way. This way, you can stop adding work history when you run out of space or feel like you have enough, and the most recent employment isn’t left out. With the mentioned information cleaned up, this is a great resume. You can use it to build your own lab technician resume on LiveCareer. Make your resume show that you are the best choice for the job.