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If you are making licensed cosmetologist resume, this resume sample can help you figure out which information to use. Its a strong resume with a lot of great information. However, some changes should be made when you create your own resume. Here is how the sample resume could be even better and how you can incorporate those changes into your own fantastic licensed cosmetologist resume.
Make Summary Short, Yet Strong
A good professional summary is about 3-5 sentences of information that sums up you, your career, and what you can bring to your potential employers. You dont need a large paragraph explaining all of the important information that you can think of, thats what your resume is for. Your summary just needs to quickly summarize your resume. It basically tells potential employers if your resume is even worth reading. Your summary should never use first person or even third person pronouns such as I, she or he. It should begin with your title and your years of experience, and most of the sentences should start with action verbs. Many people would consider these, job seeking action verbs. Here is an example of how it should look. Wrong Summary I have been a hair stylist assistant since 2005, In 2007 I accumulated 1500 hours, the required amount to obtain a Cosmetology License in Tennessee, and other surrounding states in beauty school. I am a license cosmetologist that is enthusiastic about the hair care industry. Dedicated to providing high quality color, custom cuts and hair extensions. I have attended several educational and continuing educational session to become skilled at studying facial features and hair condition to determine best hair styles and treatments. I have exceeded sales goals by up-selling salon products and promoting the business by word of mouth and through social media outlets. I am a excellent listener and communicator. I work hard to make each client’s experience a positive one. In closing I am outgoing and people-oriented, who effectively develops lasting professional relationships with clients. Right Summary Licensed cosmetologist with 10 years of experience. Enthusiastic about the hair care industry. Dedicated to providing high quality color, custom cuts and hair extensions. Skilled at studying facial features and hair condition to determine best hair styles and treatments. Exceeds sales goals by up-selling salon products and promoting the business by word of mouth and through social media outlets. Excellent listener and communicator who works hard to make each client’s experience a positive one. As you can see, all of the important points from the first professional summary are still stated, but the summary is now shorter and stronger.
Showcase Your Skills
This sample licensed cosmetologist resume has some great skills; however, a few more would make the resume even stronger. When you list your skills on your resume, you want to pick 10-12 of your most important ones. You want to list skills that show how well you do your job, along with skills that show your personality and how well you work with people. For example, communication skills, active listening skills, and self-motivated are just as important as how well you cut and color hair. Put your skills in two even columns on your resume.
Use Bullet Points
This resume does a good job using bullet points everywhere except the experience and education. You want to use the bullet points in every section, except for the personal summary. Here is a look at how it will clean up the experience section. Wrong Experience License Cosmetologist August 2007 to CurrentJagged Edge Hair Salon ? Chattanooga, TN Promptly fielded all incoming phone calls and scheduled appointments. Operated cash register to receive payments from customers. Supervised staff work performance in owner’s absence. Conducted weekly salon inventory. Briefed employees about the salon’s success and announced monthly sales goals. Trained 4 new stylists and 1 assistant. Mentored new staff to enhance salon development and increase productivity. Politely answered the phone and scheduled appointments for clients. Right Experience License Cosmetologist August 2007 to Current Jagged Edge Hair Salon ? Chattanooga, TN
As you can see, the experience looks clean and easy to read. This licensed cosmetologist resume is a great start. Make sure you use these changes when you make your own resume. You can build yours with the LiveCareer resume builder.