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No matter if youre writing a resume for the first time, trying to spruce yours up for a career change or just trying to get a promotion, writing a readable, professional looking resume can be a challenge. You have to do what you can to get expert advice. Luckily, experts have found common mistakes on this quality control configuration manager sample resume in order to give you tips to avoid the same errors on your own resume. ? Make your summary a sales pitch ? Oftentimes a resume is your first impression with a hiring manger, so you want to make sure that your first impression is a good one. You can do this by using your summary section, which experts say should replace the objective section, a sales pitch. Before: After: Results-driven Quality Control/ Configurations Manger with experience in Computer Technology, Electronic Engineering, POS Hardware systems, and Indoor/ Outdoor Digital Signage. Motivated and focused on customer satisfaction. Results-driven Quality Control/Configurations Manager with nine years of experience. Have learned a lot of work related skills through Computer Technology, Electronic Engineering, POS Hardware systems, and Indoor/Outdoor Digital Signage positions. Use motivation to stay focused on customer satisfaction. Look forward to continuing to learn new skills that help with quality control configuration management. Youll notice that the after summary section is much more fleshed out. It clearly shows the hiring manager what the applicant has done and what they are looking to do in the future. This is exactly what you want your summary section do to. ? Use buzzwords in accomplishments ? When you read through a job description, chances are youll notice what experts call buzzwords. While writing your resume, you want to keep those buzzwords in mind and try to place them throughout your resume. The best place to put them is in the skill highlight section, or as it is labeled on the sample resume, the accomplishments section. Before: After:
By putting buzzwords early in the accomplishments list, it draws the hiring manager in. ? Ensure experience section is readable ? One of the biggest goals you should have while writing your resume is ensure that it is readable. According to the experts, one way to make sure that the resume is readable is to employ bulleted lists throughout many of the sections. On the sample resume, the applicant made the work experience section paragraph based rather than list based. Before: After: April 2006 to Current NCR formally Texas Digital Systems College Station, TX Quality Control/Configuration Manager April 2006 to Current NCR formally Texas Digital Systems College Station, TX Quality Control/Configuration Manager Responsible for the Quality and Setup for every product that Texas Digital Systems ships to our Customers. McDonalds, Burger King, Dunkin Donuts, Starbucks, Cinemark, Premeire Cinemas, Duchess, Tim Hortons, and Hardware and Software Solutions Internationally etc. Worked in Repair Department. Communicate with other departments on daily basis to correctly meet or execide customers needs and expectations. Had to adjust/ improve on procedures during 2008/ 2009 downsize of company. Including downsize of my department
The key difference between these two entries is the readability. Now when a hiring manager looks at the experience section they will be able to see the main points at a glance. ? Use all of the tools ? Now that you know what some common mistakes are and how you can avoid them, you should get started writing your own resume. You can start today and feel confident by using QuintCareer’s Resume Builder tool.