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Writing a resume that an employer will want to read can get frustrating at times. Using this Lead Technician resume sample can eliminate much of the frustration, and give you an idea of what employers are looking for. The following sample was created using the advice of industry experts who specialize in helping job-seekers avoid common resume mistakes.
Replace Objective With Summary
There is no need to use a career objective in todays job market. It simply gives employers information that can be inferred from the fact that you submitted a resume (you need a job). Replace the objective with a well-written summary of 4-6 lines that give a brief snapshot of your qualifications and work experience. This resumes objective section is too short, and essentially obsolete.
Improper Experience Format
The experience section of a resume should be written using bullets instead of paragraphs, and the positions should be placed in chronological order. Each job should contain 5-8 bullets, expounding upon responsibilities and achievements. This section also needs to be reviewed for basic grammatical errors. Wrong: February 2002 to December 2012 Ed Napleton Honda St Peters, MO Used car PDI technician/ Journeyman Line technician Started out as a used car PDI technician. Responsible for pre delivery inspections and reconditioning of vehicles for resale. Became journeyman line technician after completing Honda training modules and hands on training at Honda training center in Chicago Illinois. Responsible for diagnosing and repair of customer vehicles to meet 100 % customer satisfaction. December 2012 to Current Hubler Auto Plaza Ofallon, MO Lead Technician/ Shop foreman Lead Technician responsible for Diagnosing and repair of customer vehicles and providing great customer service. Also responsible for training and providing leadership for the service department and quality control in a professional manner. Right: Hubler Auto Plaza – OFallon, MO December 2012 to Current Lead Technician/ Shop Foreman
Ed Napleton Honda St. Peters, MO February 2002 to December 2012 Used car PDI technician/ Journeyman Line Technician
The right version remedies the basic issues, but the applicant still needs to add more bullets to the first job.
The information regarding the applicants high-school education is not needed. Most employers will understand that if you attended college, you more than likely graduated high-school. Despite the fact that this entry is not necessary, the applicant may want to consider adding the information about his automotive classes to a separate highlights or accomplishments section. Remove: Belleville East High School Belleville, IL, U.S. College Prep High School Diploma Took two years of automotive shop classes along with college prep courses
Improper Skills Format
Much of the information included in this resumes skill section should be included in a separate accomplishments or career summary section. There is also information that would fit better in the experience section. This resume will seem more organized and cohesive if the applicant does this. Move to Skills: Certified Safety and Emissions inspector. Move to Summary or Experience: Experience with various diagnostic scan tools such as snap on Solus, Honda HDS, Autel, and Genesis. Have worked with programs such as mitchell, all data pro, and identafix, Would you like to create an eye-catching and professional-looking resume? Now you can, with help from QuintCareer’s Resume Builder!