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You deserve to have a resume that appropriately shows you and your qualifications off to a potential employer. Every resume could use the help of a resume expert whose advice could make a significant impact. The following is a maintenance engineer resume sample that contains a few errors that are commonly made, and can commonly be avoided, in resume writing.
Don’t short yourself in your summary
Your summary gives you the chance to make yourself stand out from the crowd. It is the only section in a resume that can be acceptably written in paragraph form, and it typically is from four to six lines long. WRONG: Summary Maintenance Engineer focused on increasing property efficiency and productivity by guaranteeing that facilities and equipment are kept in optimal running condition. RIGHT: Summary Maintenance Engineer focused on increasing property efficiency and productivity by guaranteeing that facilities and equipment are kept in optimal running condition. -one more line of relevant qualifications -one more line of relevant personality traits The summary should act as a 30-second elevator speech demonstrating your related qualifications and personality traits. Make sure you are professing yourself fully and accurately to be the person that your employer is looking for.
Slim down your experience bullet points
Some resumes have an issue with not having enough bullet points under each work experience entry. Other resumes have the opposite problem. Both issues can be alleviated if you stick with the standard expectation for the number of allowed bullet points. WRONG: Class A Maintenance Draper & Kramer Inc Chicago, IL
RIGHT: Class A Maintenance Draper & Kramer Inc Chicago, IL
Work experience entries should have between five and eight bullet points. If you find that you have eight or more bullet points for each entry, you should consider slimming down those lists and pulling out only the most important information. This will allow you to flesh out other sections of your resume and still stay at one page.
Employers want to know about your higher education
You don’t need to talk about your high school education or, in most cases, even list it. However, any related higher education should be given attention on your resume. WRONG: Education Architectural Drafting & Designs University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign RIGHT: Education Architectural Drafting & Designs University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign -degree completed -relevant coursework -relevant internships Potential employers like to see the level of education you achieved, whether it’s partial or completed. Relevant coursework is also important and demonstrates your experience and qualifications even further. Put this advice to good use with QuintCareer’s Resume Builder. With the right tools and the right platform, you can have your own outstanding resume without breaking a sweat.