If you are applying to be a Ritz Carlton houseperson, make sure you have the best resume possible. The Ritz is a fancy hotel that gets thousands of applicants every year. Make sure yours stands out above the rest. Here is a sample Ritz Carlton houseperson resume and changes you should make when writing your own resume.
Make your professional summary strong
It’s good that the professional summary on this sample resume isn’t too long, but it needs to be a bit stronger. Make sure you list your years of experience in your professional summary, use proper grammar, and really sell yourself. Here is an example of how it could be better. Wrong: Summary Organized, independent worker with strong time management skills. Detail-oriented and able to learn new tasks quickly and effectively. Efficient  with strong interpersonal and coaching skills. Prior work in busy hotels Right: Summary Organized, independent houseperson with 13 years of experience. Has strong time management skills. Detail-oriented and able to learn new tasks quickly and effectively. Has strong interpersonal and coaching skills. Works well under pressure due to prior experience in busy hotels. This shows what you do, how long you’ve been doing it, and the skills that you have acquired from your previous employment.
List important skills on your resume
The sample resume has a highlights section with three skills listed. After 13 years of experience, the applicant should have a wide range of skills listed. You want to list skills that show how well you can do your job as well as working with other people. Here is an example of some great skills for your resume. Wrong: Highlights
These skills will help showcase your resume so your potential employers will want to bring you in for an interview. Pick 8-12 of your best skills and make sure they’re highlighted on your resume.
Share details about previous employment
On the sample resume, there isn’t much information listed about previous employment. The only job listed is between 2002 and 2005. The employer has no idea if this is the first job, the only job, or the last job. There is no high school graduation year or anything else to use as a reference. Make sure there is a high school graduation year under the education section if there isn’t much previous employment. Also make sure that you list your most recent employment as well. An employer will wonder what you have been doing for the past 11 years if you haven’t worked since 2004. If the experience isn’t relevant, list it anyway. It will show that you are reliable, and you could also possess skills from other jobs that you haven’t listed. Once you have listed your employment, make sure that you use a bullet list to describe what you did at your previous jobs. Here is an example of how it should look. Wrong: Experience Houseperson (trainer) September 2002 to October 2004 Ritz Carlton ? Jamaica, Rose Hall Consistently adhered to quality expectations and standards.Delivered exceptional, friendly and fast service.Continually kept carpets and floor clear of debris.Welcomed and acknowledge all guests in a friendly, service-oriented manner.Quickly and thoroughly swept and mopped floors, removed trash and cleaned and stocked restrooms.Provided high quality service. Right: Experience Houseperson (trainer) September 2002 to October 2004Ritz Carlton ? Jamaica, Rose Hall
This resume has some good information, but overall, it’s too short. There isn’t enough good information to wow potential employers. Make sure that when you make your resume, you have a strong summary, a list of 10-12 skills, and you list as much experience as possible. It will strengthen your resume and land you a great job. Use the LiveCareer resume builder to make an amazing resume now.