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We are dedicated to making sure that your work resume is absolutely perfect and that you do not make a simple mistake that could jeopardize your chances of getting a new job. That is why we have consulted with our experts to review a pet stylist resume sample to see what exactly can be made better. They have the following pieces of advice to offer that you can apply to your own resume writing.
Never use first person in summary
Many people are tempted to use full, complete sentences on their resume because naturally, that is what they have been taught their entire life. However, it is perfectly acceptable to use sentence fragments on your resume in order to be more concise and to-the-point. You never want to begin a sentence with I, so the following summary would need to be changed: I have been employed at Petsmart in Billings, MT as a certified groomer since June 2010 after earning my certification at Petsmart Grooming Academy in Bozeman, MT. I specialize in all sizes of poodles, breed specific haircuts, hand scissor, toy breeds, cats (without sedation), and creative styles including Mohawks and cut-out designs. I am seeking to further my career in my home-town of Cody, WY. This paragraph needs to be altered to look like this: Employed at Petsmart in Billings, MT as a certified groomer since June 2010 after earning my certification at Petsmart Grooming Academy in Bozeman, MT. Specialize in all sizes of poodles, breed specific haircuts, hand scissor, toy breeds, cats (without sedation), and creative styles including Mohawks and cut-out designs.
Leave out objective
You may have noticed that we eliminated the last sentence from the revised summary statement above. The reason for this is that there is absolutely no reason for you to mention that you are looking for a new job. An employer will be able to guess that you are looking for a new job by virtue of you submitting your resume. Getting rid of this sentence frees up some space and allows you to talk about more relevant information.
Bullet points should be utilized in experience section
This resume writer uses a paragraph to talk about their current position at Petsmart. You should always use bullet points in order to make the material easier to read through, and again, you do not need to use complete sentences for each point. Therefore, the information presented for Petsmart should be reformatted to go like this:
Old positions should use past tense
Since this person currently works at Petsmart, the present tense should be used. However, when you are discussing a job you held in the past, it makes sense to use the past tense. On this resume, the present tense is used for Melvin Fillerup, DVM even though she quit that job 2010. Therefore, change the points, so they go like this:
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