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Applying for a new position means making the best first impression possible with your resume. In order to help you out with this process, we have reviewed a Relationship Banker sample resume and highlighted areas that could use improvement or editing. Be sure to pay attention to these things and avoid making the same mistakes in your own resume writing.
Objective statements not necessary
When you are writing your summary, you do not need to state that you are applying for that particular position. Your employer will have assumed that already by reading your application. Instead, you want to make sure that the summary is used to effectively showcase your particular skills and qualifications. This is the section that should captivate your reader’s attention and could also potentially set you apart from other candidates. The best summaries are up to 6 lines long and are written in fragments.
Maintain consistent tense
When you are writing about your current or previous work experiences, you need to make sure the tenses are consistent with the time frame. In other words, write about your previous employment in the past tense and the current employment in the present tense. This may seem minor, but emphasizing your current work responsibilities creates stronger language and a stronger professional profile. Notice the difference in these two entries: WRONG: PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE JPMORGAN CHASE Fremont, CA Relationship Banker04/2011 to Current
RIGHT: PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE JPMORGAN CHASE Fremont, CA Relationship Banker04/2011 to Current
A simple edit can make an incredible impact.
Always use bullets when listing items
Formatting is one of the most crucial components of your resume. You want to make sure the material is presented in a clear manner so that the document as is organized as possible. Using bullet notes is an effective way of doing so because it separates each item that you have presented without causing the text to run together. Keep in mind that the employer will have several resumes to read through, and you want to make sure that yours does not stand apart as disorganized. In the accomplishments section, the applicant has failed to use bullet notes and for that reason this section does not look as organized as others. It should also be noted that the accomplishments section can come before the professional experiences section. If you are ready to move forward in the application process, you might consider enlisting the help of professionals. Be sure to check out QuintCareer’s Resume Builder today and learn more about the options available to you.