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Writing an excellent resume means authentically showcasing your unique skills and qualifications to make the best first impression possible. In order to help you out with this, we have reviewed a Line Operator resume sample and pointed out areas that could use improvement or modification. Pay close attention to these changes and avoid making the same mistake in your own resume writing.
Avoid using pronouns
Many applicants believe that using pronouns, especially the first person, is an effective way of communicating skills and experiences. However, do so is not recommended. Using pronouns can actually detract from the professional tone you want your resume to convey. The summary is perhaps the most personal part of your resume, yet you want to stand out by emphasizing your capabilities as a professional. The strongest summaries are written in paragraph form and use concise fragments rather than full sentences.
Do not mention work experience specifics in summary
As mentioned before, the summary should focus on your general professional profile rather than previous places of employment. The applicant has mentioned a career at Gates Rubber Company in the summary when this information is already included in the previous work experience.
Always check for spelling and grammar mistakes
Proofreading your resume is incredibly important. You could have written the most compelling summary, included relevant qualifications, and expressed yourself authentically; however, even a few common grammar mistakes can set your work back quite a bit. You have to keep in mind that an employer has several resumes to read through and will not be impressed that you did not take the time to carefully read through your work. This can come across as inconsistent and inattentive to details. In this resume sample, the applicant has misspelled a couple words and has misused punctuation. This does not set a strong tone for the rest of the resume and can be quickly fixed through proofreading. Notice the difference between these two summaries: WRONG: Professional Summary Safetyoriented line operator and certified forklift op erator knowledgeable handling of heavy machinery, including pallet jacks, cherry pickers and forklifts. Works well independently and as part of a team. Excellent interpersonal communication skills as well as reliable. I was employeed by gates rubber company from 1982 until it closed in 2012. SKILLS Certified Forklift Operator Assembly line experience Team player Safe driver RIGHT: Professional Summary Safety¬-oriented line operator and certified forklift operator with all proper certification. Effectively handles heavy machinery, including pallet jacks, cherry pickers, and forklifts. Works well independently and as part of a team. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Notice how making the proper adjustments can immediately improve the readability of the content and strength of the language.
Consolidate experience section details
Providing a vivid account of your previous work experience is crucial. However, there is a delicate balance between providing too much detail and providing too little. In the case of this resume sample, the applicant has listed 14 bullet points when the recommended maximum is no more than 11. The effect is that this section overwhelms the rest of the resume and the employer may think the applicant is trying to over sell this experience. Being able to vividly describe a profession in limited space is a skill in and of itself and will certainly be noticed by an employer. You might consider enlisting the help of professionals to review your resume. Be sure to check out QuintCareer’s Resume Builder and learn more about the services available to you today.