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The crowd can be pretty big when it comes to trying to stand out to be chosen for a career position. It is not, however, impossible to stand out in this crowd, although you may get jostled around a bit. Studying examples like this sales customer service specialist resume sample can help you understand what you need to do with your resume to make yourself a memorable and ideal candidate for the job that you desire.
Your summary should be in paragraph form
Unless you have specifically designed your summary to be a list of relevant qualifications, your summary should act more as a 30-second elevator speech than a rapidly-read string of ideas. Try not to use bullet points in this section, especially if you have multiple sections that follow with bullet points. WRONG: Summary
RIGHT: Summary Hard working and energetic manager and top-rated sales associate with more than 8 years experience training and leading sales teams in many fast-paced markets. Offering a background in sales and exceptional customer service as well as in-depth understanding of the sales cycle process and proper follow up required for customer satisfaction. Repeated award winning retail sales and customer service expert. Consistently meets and exceeds commission-based sales goals and targets. An over achiever and motivator to be the best and nothing else While most of the time the issue is in not using enough bullet points, there is a possibility of overusing them in your resume. Too many bullet points can be overly distracting and can detract from the legitimacy of what you are trying to communicate, especially when used in incorrect areas.
Beware of having too many sections
A good rule of thumb for how long you resume should be is a page for every ten years of relevant experience. If you are over a page long without having that much experience to warrant it, you probably need to combine some categories. WRONG: Summary Highlights Skills Accomplishments Experience Awards & Certificates Education RIGHT: Summary Skills Accomplishments Experience Education In the case of this particular resume sample, there are far too many sections with far too many vague or unnecessary identifiers that do not help the reader to have a clear sense of who the applicant is or what they bring to the table. However, there are also a number of important awards and skills that are listed. Every resume tends towards having irrelevant fluff. Keep the quantifiable achievements and qualifications and help them to be highlighted by not surrounding them with shallow and unimaginative adjectives.
Include only relevant education
Your high school education does not belong on your resume unless you are a recent graduate with very little work or volunteer experience to show. If you have any higher education, make sure that you highlight that education. WRONG: Education 2007 Eldorado High School ? Albuquerque, NM Emergency Response Albuquerque Fire Dept. ? Albuquerque, NM RIGHT: Education Emergency Response Albuquerque Fire Dept. ? Albuquerque, NM It is more important to be descriptive about one point of relevant education than it is to have several irrelevant points of education listed. List appropriate coursework, internships, and campus engagement if you have it to paint a clearer picture of what you’ve done outside of high school. Now it’s your turn. Make use of the quick tips and tricks you’ve learned about crafting a resume on your own resume with QuintCareer’s Resume Builder. Creating your perfect resume may take time, but with QuintCareer’s tools it will undoubtedly happen.