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Getting that job youre looking for is going to depend in large part upon the way you are presented in your resume. The best formatted resumes follow certain practices and are free of any errors. To help you write a great resume, we have had our experts review this Senior Accounts Receivables Collection resume sample and point out all the errors that need to be corrected to bring it up to snuff. Keep these notes for when you write your resume.
A Summary section should be 4-6 lines and should address an overview of your experience, two or three major skill sets, and some valuable personality traits/soft skills
It is good to have a few lines at the beginning of your resume where you highlight some of your most appealing qualifications, such as overall experience, skills, and personality traits. While it doesnt hurt to briefly mention your objective, it is not necessary. Simply having an objective statement as your only introduction is only giving your employers the redundant statement that you are trying to get a job working with them. Make sure to describe some qualifications, and use a full 4-6 lines. Also, be sure to keep your resume free of personal pronouns. WRONG: Summary To obtain an exciting full-time job with a stable company and where there is room to train me for my future endeavors. A job where I can turn into a career, where I may use my experience in Human Resource and Customer Service and my education to benefit the company. RIGHT: Summary Dedicated accounts receivable specialist with over 10 years of experience. Skilled with claim analysis and issue resolution. Reliable and consistent and has dealt with multiple cultural and age groups. Seeking an exciting full-time job with a stable company and where there is room to train for future endeavors. Brings extensive experience in Human Resource and Customer Service and high level of education to benefit the company in new and significant ways.
Make sure an Accomplishments section has a minimum of 3 bullet points; otherwise, include these with the experience section
It makes a stronger impression if you list accomplishments and achievements before job experience. If this list is too short, however, it makes you seem less qualified and is actually a waste of page space. If you have one or two achievements or instances of special recognition, they can be included in your description of your work experience of the jobs where they took place.
Make sure to use present tense if you are currently in a position and past tense if you have left a position
This rule is also an issue of correct grammar. Keeping your tenses in agreement will avoid confusion and gives a more professional appearance. Even if a job is your most recent one, only use present tense if you are currently working it. It is also good to spread your details out over 5-8 bullet points per job. WRONG: Experience Sr. A/R Collection August 2010 to August 2013 Wilson Independent Transportation ? Dallas, Texas
RIGHT: Experience Sr. A/R Collection August 2010 to August 2013 Wilson Independent Transportation ? Dallas, Texas
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