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If you are making a prep chef resume, it’s easier if you use a sample resume as a reference so you know what to write. You want to make sure that your resume has all of the best information possible. Here is a great sample resume to use, and information on how it can be improved.
Start Strong With a Summary
Every resume needs to have a fantastic professional summary that pulls your potential employers in. Your professional summary should begin with stating what you do and how long you have been doing it for. Next, it needs to sum up your career and what you can bring to the company in about 4 sentences. The professional summary in this sample resume is too general. Your professional summary should be tailored to the job you are applying for. If you turn in 20 resumes, you should have 20 different professional summaries. Here is an example of a professional resume that would reflect a prep chef resume. Wrong Summary Efficient worker who works effectively and productively with others, and with in negotiated time frames. Remains focused on projects from beginning to completion, while paying close attention to detail and results. Right Summary Highly-motivated prep chef with 4 years of experience. Thrives in a fast-paced environment and loves working in a kitchen. Efficient at multitasking. Can prep any type of food and learns quickly. Great communicator that works well with others. Excellent team player. This professional summary shows that you are actively seeking a prep chef job and you can do it well. It shows that you will work well under pressure, because a kitchen is a high-pressure environment, and that you can take direction and be friendly with the other employees. Those are all important traits that employers will look for in a prep chef.
Use Relevant Skills
The skills on this resume are good for a variety of different jobs. Some skills work well for one job, while other skills work well for another. Again, the highlights are just as generalized as the professional summary is. You can’t send in the same resume for several different types of jobs. When trying to get a job as a prep chef, they don’t care if you can work MS office or if you are completely computer illiterate. They don’t care if you can do store maintenance or build visual displays. None of those skills are remotely important to being a prep chef. Here are some skills that would be better suited to this resume. Wrong Highlights
Another problem with irrelevant information is the accomplishments section. When applying for a prep chef, they don’t care if you were captain of sports teams in high school. The resume mentions that he stopped because of surgery, which is also something that should be left off of the resume. It makes it look like you might have medical problems that will hinder your ability to do your job. Unless you have won awards or received important promotions at work, you should skip an accomplishments section.
You should use bullet lists to format the information on your resume. They should be used everywhere except for the professional summary, not just the highlights or skills section. Under experience, your different tasks you performed at your jobs will be listed with bullet lists. Here as an example. Costumer Service/Clerk – Aug 2010 to Current Pandora’s Box: Pet Supply ? Vashon Island, WA
Using this sample resume, and this information on how to improve it, you can see how to make your own fantastic prep chef resume. You can make your own using the LiveCareer resume builder.