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Hiring managers look for professional, well-crafted resumes to pull the best suited individuals out of a field of applicants. Experts in resume building have combined all of their knowledge here to examine real-life resumes and find the most common mistakes, to aid you in designing your own resume. This Nail Department Manager resume sample will give you a few pointers to keep your resume looking professional and delivering the content your prospective employer needs in order to call you in for an interview.
Careful With the Formatting
Grammar matters, far more than size. Make sure your resume adheres to proper rules of writing, like capitalization. Only those words that are proper nouns should be capitalized, for example in the last sentence of the Summary section of this resume, the words strong and management should not be capitalized. That theme is repeated throughout, with words capitalized when they shouldn’t be, and in lower-case when they ought to be capitalized. Similarly, make sure there’s a space after every period. Use a font that’s easy to read, and never slip below 10 point font. Sloppy typing will only assure your prospective employer that you lack attention to detail.
While important points should certainly be illustrated and illustrated well, they should only be mentioned once. Both the Summary and the Highlights sections of this resume mention that the applicant is a Licensed Cosmetologist. A more appropriate format would have been to shorten the summary to very broad descriptions of skills and add a Licenses and Certifications section in which to list the cosmetology license and any other relevant certifications.
Check for Ease of Viewing
Make sure your resume is easy to read. The Accomplishments section of this resume, while packed with excellent information, is tough on the eyes. A bulleted list, rather than a paragraph of sentence fragments, would be more eye-catching and less eye-straining. It’s also best to list the most impressive items first, and use every opportunity to sell yourself to the hiring manager. This would be more appropriate:
Rather than this: Consistently received positive performance reviews from guests on online rating sites.Selected by management to complete certification for training in Nail Care, Esthetics, Creating protocols. Created training programs for Train the Trainer at multiple company salons. Became Manager of Nail Department after 2 years of employment. Manage and train a team of 11 direct reports and oversee 30 plus Technicians.
List the Most Important First
Keep in mind that hiring managers review thousands of resumes in most cases. Make yours stand out early, or it won’t stand out at all. Rather than listing generic and unexciting information under the Highlights section, keep that area reserved for the best of your qualifications. There’s some solid information in this resume, but it’s buried under the Experience section, when it should be used at the beginning to make the applicant shine. Re-order your resume to show the best of yourself at the top, and things like generic Highlights at the bottom. There, it will catch attention and subliminally suggest that you’re the best of the best. Then, be sure to use bullets as above to make your Experience section easy to read and easy to pull pertinent information from:
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