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Before you even get to meet most employers, they are going to have to be impressed by your resume. We here at LiveCareer aim to help you make that strong first impression, so we have had our experts review this Military to Civilian Resume resume sample to point out and fix all the mistakes and errors that hold it back. These tips and strategies will be useful to you as you work on your own resume.
A Summary section should be 4-6 lines and should address an overview of your experience, two or three major skill sets, and some valuable personality traits/soft skills
Even if you are applying for a job in a field where you have no work experience, you can still highlight certain skills you developed in previous work. The candidate who wrote this sample is selling herself short in the Summary section. Not only could she sound more qualified, but there is enough variety in her work experience to make her sound quite versatile. WRONG: Summary Hairstylist skilled at studying facial features and hair condition to determine best hair styles and treatments. Exceeds sales goals by upselling salon products and promoting the business by word of mouth and through social media outlets. RIGHT: Summary Hairstylist skilled at studying facial features and hair condition to determine best hair styles and treatments. Exceeds sales goals by upselling salon products and promoting the business by word of mouth and through social media outlets, further enhanced by extensive experience giving presentations and receiving feedback. Developed impressive skills with product management through previous experience.
In your Experience section, start with your current or most recent position and go backwards chronologically from there
Proper format in writing a resume is to have your current or most recent employment listed first and to proceed backwards chronologically from there. Keep to this format to avoid confusion, and to highlight most recent and relevant training. This is especially important when applying for a job in a new field.
Aim for 5-8 bullet points per position
Make sure you are not crowding multiple specific points into one bullet. Get specific and highlight any unique activity with its own bullet point. Make sure to start each point off with a strong action verb and end with a period. This will help your lists to appear longer. You resume will also be easier to read and have a more professional appearance. WRONG: Operations Officer Aug 2007 to Jun 2010 Commander Fleet Readiness Centers ? Patuxent River Naval Air Sta, MD
RIGHT: Operations Officer Aug 2007 to Jun 2010 Commander Fleet Readiness Centers ? Patuxent River Naval Air Sta, MD
Now that you have studied the above revisions, you probably have a good idea of how to apply what you’ve learned in writing your own resume. Why not get started today by trying QuintCareer’s Resume Builder?