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There is great value to be gained by reading through a senior commercial construction manager resume sample to see what is desirable to employers. We have had our experts read through one of these resumes and point out what needs to be changed, so it is ready for a prospective employer to look at. In order to become more efficient at writing resumes yourself, it is highly beneficial to learn about these tips, so your resume looks as pristine as possible.
Make your summary a paragraph
The summary is the first thing employers are going to read on your resume, and in many cases, they will decide if they are going to read the rest of it based on that one section alone. Therefore, you really want to make sure it is formatted correctly in one, cohesive paragraph. The summary on this resume has three bullet points and then a completely separate sentence when it should actually just be one single paragraph looking like this: Results-oriented Construction Manager / Superintendent who works efficiently and effectively to complete projects on time and within budget. 22 years of commercial construction experience. 14 years of healthcare construction experience. 8 years of base building experience. When you are writing the summary, it is perfectly acceptable to use sentence fragments instead of complete sentences.
No more than eight skills per column
There are a lot of skills listed under the highlights section, and in this case, there are actually too many. It is fine to have two columns like this, but you never want more than eight items per column. The first column contains 10 items while the second one contains eight, so you cannot even really redistribute them. The best thing to do would either be to eliminate two skills entirely or find a place where you can talk about that skill in the experience or education sections.
Every bullet point should begin with a verb
This resume’s experience section is formatted correctly in that it uses bullet points instead of paragraphs to convey the information. However, only some of the points begin properly with an active verb while others start differently. You want to be consistent across the board and begin every single bullet point with a verb to draw the reader in. A point that does not follow this rule is this one:
You do not need to have your bullet points be complete sentences, so you could eliminate the I and have it go like this:
Use present tense for current employment
When you are discussing a position you had in the past, it makes sense to use the past tense. However, if you are talking about a job you are currently working at, then you should absolutely use the present tense. The writer of this resume works at Forrester Construction Company at the moment, so all the past tense bullet points should be altered to go like this:
This will make it clearer to your potential employer that you presently have a job. By properly formatting your resume and including all vital information, you will be in a much better place to gain an interview and get the job you desire. There are numerous sources to help you craft your resume, and one of the most beneficial is QuintCareer’s Resume Builder.