To be sure that your potential employers get the best first impression of you, you’ll need to have an outstanding resume. Thankfully, our experts have analyzed this Shampoo Apprentice resume sample and pointed out all the common mistakes and errors. Look closely at the changes suggested, as they are some of the best resume-writing practices.
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
Let your summary run on for a few lines as it will be the first thing that anyone reads on your resume. You can take some of the best stuff from below and use the summary to give a preview. The summary in the sample could be further expanded to give a more appealing description of the applicant. WRONG: Summary Hairstylist who is an excellent listener and communicator. Works hard to make each client’s experience a positive one. RIGHT: Summary Talented hairstylist who is an excellent listener and communicator. Skilled in several different techniques including chemical services and full face waxing. Capable in practice as well as having experience in sales. Specializes in women’s hairstyles. Works hard to make each client’s experience a positive one.
Separate information into appropriate categories
If there are several specific skills you want to highlight, put these before the Experience section. The Education section can include schooling and certification, but the actual skills learned during the education belong in a different category. The Highlights section in the sample contains one specific skill and a few personality traits. Having two sections will bring more emphasis to each specific skill while using up more space on the page. WRONG: Highlights
All lists should be in bullet point format
Make sure to use bullets for all lists to further emphasize individual points and make things easier to read. Don’t just list the job duties when describing your experience with previous employment. You want to be able to talk about what you specifically bring to the workplace. Use a strong action verb at the beginning of each point. Think of ways to creatively describe your performance, as each job should have 5-8 bullet points. Make sure use a variety of descriptive adjectives (do not use responsible for or accountable for), and to end each point with a period. WRONG: Experience Hair By Alice November 2012 to January 2013 Shampoo Apprentice San Antonio, TX Sanitized workstations and salon equipment for safety purposes. Shampooed the clients hair Cleaned and sanitized equipment used on clients Mixed color formulas Avon December 2012 to February 2013 Unit leader 1 San Antonio, TX Recruit new Avon representatives Sell to any interested customers RIGHT: Experience Hair By Alice November 2012 to January 2013 Shampoo Apprentice San Antonio, TX
Avon December 2012 to February 2013 Unit leader 1 San Antonio, TX
Make sure the Accomplishments section has a minimum of 3 bullet points; otherwise, include these with the experience section
Since the one accomplishment in the sample was obtained in school, this can go under the Education section. Having a separate section with only one bullet point is a waste of space. We are here to help you with your resume. Check out QuintCareer’s Resume Builder for the best resume-building tools.