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It may seem impossible to write an absolutely perfect resume, but by following the advice of our experts, you can get pretty close. We had our resume specialists review a professional realtor resume sample and find the various mistakes that can be corrected. Your resume will be the first impression you make on a potential employer, so you definitely want to take the time to make it impeccable.
Make summary relevant to the position you want
As we read this resume, we see that he has a lot of experience working as a bartender, but his most recent position was as a realtor. His summary focuses exclusively on the skills he developed while as a bartender. If he is looking to continue his career path as a professional realtor, then he would want to spend a generous portion of his summary focusing on the talents he developed in that field. It can be okay to discuss past jobs as long as you can tie your skillset to the job you want now.
List at least three bullet points per column in skills section
Splitting the skills portion of your resume into two columns is an exceptional way to provide a number of other skills while not taking up too much space. However, if you are going to divide that section into two columns, you want to make sure it is justified and have a minimum of three bullet points in each column. This sample resume only has two bullet points in the second column, so in order to fix this, he would either want to add just one more skill or combine the two columns to form just one. Again, you want to list off skills that are relevant to the position you are hoping to obtain.
Have several bullet points for every place of employment
On this resume sample, we see that the first two workplaces his lists only have statement and there are no bullet points. Bulleted lists should be utilized in the work history portion of your resume to make it easier to read. Therefore, we would want to add a point for his time at Re/Max, Exit Premier Realty, and Keller Williams Realty like this:
However, this is still not enough because you generally want to aim for a minimum of five bullets for each job. As such, he should add a few more responsibilities and contributions he had with this position to provide the clearest picture of his time there as possible.
Combine licenses with education if there is only one
Your resume should have an education section to discuss any degrees you have earned, and sometimes it can even be beneficial to have a completely separate part devoted to any licenses you possess. If you are going to dedicate an entire section to your licenses, then you want to make sure you have enough to warrant it. Generally, if you only have one license to talk about, then you could simply combine it with the rest of your education to conserve space. You should be aiming to have a resume that is no more than one page in length, so combining sections can be an efficient way to get it down to a page.
Combine computer skills with regular skills
As we discussed earlier, you want a minimum of three skills per column. In order to reach that on this sample resume, you could just combine the items listed under computer skills with the rest of your career highlights. Again, this will save space and make your resume read faster. Getting better at resume writing just requires practice. You can get plenty of that by using QuintCareer’s Resume Builder.