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No matter what type of job field you wish to enter, it is important to have a professional resume that showcases your best experience, accomplishments, personality traits and skills. To help you do this, we’ve asked our resume experts to describe some ways this Ross Healthcare Center – food service director resume sample could be improved upon. Use their ideas to make your own resume stand out to a hiring manager.
Make the summary count
Your resume’s summary is the first thing a hiring manager will read, and will likely determine whether they read any further. If you want to get the job, you have to ensure the most important information is included in your summary. A proper summary will be four to six lines of text and use paragraph format. It’s ok to use sentence fragments as long as they still make sense. Begin by focusing on your current job title and experience, and then go on to describe personality traits and skills you have that would make you good for the job. This food service director resume sample does well overall, but leading in with a bit more about his experience would make it stand out even more.
Keep your highlights short and sweet
When creating the section for your hard and soft skills, ensure your writing is concise. The highlights in this food service director resume sample are a bit too descriptive. WRONG
The applicant could also have added more soft skills, such as being friendly and organized. Additionally, there were several issues with missing commas, missing hyphens and incorrect grammar. Be sure to proofread thoroughly to prevent this issue. Finally, the applicant mentions he works as a caterer at Green Pear, which is actually more suited for the experience section.
Use consistent formatting
The sections for accomplishments and experience in this food service director resume sample do not use bullet points, which makes it too hard for the hiring manager to skim for important information. With the exception of the summary, all parts of your resume should use bullet points. A further issue is the information listed in the section for accomplishments. Many of them could have been listed under highlights because they are skills instead of specific accomplishments. Reserve the accomplishment section for special awards or recognition you’ve received, and even then, only use it if you have three or more. If you only have one or two, list them under the specific job in the section for experience.
Include enough information
When writing your experience section, always include the dates worked, the name of the company, its location and a list of five to eight duties, responsibilities or accomplishments. This food service director resume sample is missing a list of duties and responsibilities for Ross Healthcare Center and Sands Point Center. Sands Point Center also doesn’t specify the state. The same goes for your education section. For the best layout, keep the formatting as close to the rest of the resume as possible, and be sure to mention which college or institute you attended. This sample mentions the degree twice, but doesn’t mention the name of the school. WRONG Dietary Managers Associates Rockville Center, NY D.M.A. RIGHT School Name, Rockville Centre, NY Degree Name The applicant also misspelled the city name, and “Dietary Managers Associates” is not an actual degree. He should have listed the official name of the degree or certificate. These tips and tricks can help you get started, but for the best results possible, an expert is the way to go. Get started by using QuintCareer’s Resume Builder.