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When you’re polishing your professional resume, make sure the format and content match up with accepted industry standards and guidelines. We’ve asked our team of resume experts to review this landscaper resume sample and suggest ways it can be improved. Apply these principles and tips to your revision and you’ll be well on your way to landing your next interview.
Maximize Your Professional Summary
Your professional summary gives you the opportunity to express yourself outside the context of short phrases and bullets. While you can’t use full sentence, you are allowed 4 to 6 longer phrases that should be written from the first person. Avoid using pronouns and try to incorporate strong action verbs as you describe your professional merits. A revised summary for this sample might be: Responsible and hard working landscaper with the ability to learn quickly, work well in a team and produce quality work in a timely manner. Motivated landscaper with 6 years of experience and familiarity with mowers, weed eaters bush trimmers and relevant industry equipment. Dedicated professional with extensive training on sod installation and safe equipment operation. Committed landscaper capable of extended physical labor and understanding complex yard layouts.
Don’t Overfill the Highlights Section
Your highlights section shouldn’t contain every detail about your professional merits. Instead, focus on your most compelling abilities in the context of a landscaping position. Overfilling the area can make you look like an amateur, but so can under filling the section. Aim for 3 to 8 bullet points per column, but don’t feel obligated to use lots of bullets. In the sample, the applicant has one too many bullets in each column so a revised section might be: Highlights
Bullet Your Experience Section
Your experience section should be easy for a hiring manager to scan and glean information from. In the sample, the applicant does a good job describing his responsibilities and using short phrases. However, he failed to bullet his entry. Additionally, he used the past tense for his current position. Remember, if you list your current post, use the present tense for your verbs. The revision would look like: McKinney Lawn CareMarch 2007 to Current Landscaper Asheville, NC
Affiliations Versus Volunteer Work
As in the sample, any affiliations should be listed at the bottom of the document under education. Like in the other sections, there is no need for full sentences and bullets should be used instead like in the following: Affiliations Trinity Baptist Church
Before you send off your resume, be sure to send amble time proofreading the document to ensure you catch pesky mistakes that will detract from the document. For more useful tips and information, use Liver Career’s Resume Builder and get access to a myriad of attractive templates that will make your resume pop.