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Writing a quality resume is a lot easier than you probably realize, but many people still need help in avoiding common errors. For this reason, we have asked our experts to go through a shift manager resume sample to see what exactly can be improved with it. Continue reading to learn some general tips on how to write a great resume that will put you in a much better position to get an interview and potentially receive your dream job.
Experiences and skills should be discussed in summary
This sample resume has some issues with its summary statement: My name is Shelby Auldridge, I just finished with my Associates Degree in fashion merchandising at Sierra College. I’m great with customers, and I have been in the customer service/retail sales industry for five years now. I pride myself in having a strong work ethic and being a dependable employee by always showing up on time and finishing all the tasks that are assigned to me. First, there is no reason to say what your name is and that you received a degree. A prospective employer will know what your name is because it will be at the very top of the resume, and any degrees you have earned will be listed in the education section. Instead, you want to focus on soft skills and personality traits in the summary, so the reader will know what you bring to the table. Another tip for your resume’s summary is that first person nouns should not be used, and it is perfectly acceptable to use sentence fragments.
Experiences section should be broken up with bullet points
There is a lot of great work experience in this section, but it needs to be formatted slightly differently in order to please an employer. As it is now, her experiences are listed as a paragraph when in actuality they should be listed in list form. Therefore, you would want to break up the information for Jamba Juice like this:
Use strong action verbs to begin every point in experience section
Most of the above bullet points begin with a strong verb, which is what you want to do in order to grab someone’s attention. However, there are a couple that are not that strong, and these include:
You could easily change these, so they are formatted like this:
However, we are not quite done with correctly formatting these yet.
Use present tense when discussing a job you have at the moment
If you currently work at a job, then it just makes sense to talk about it in the present tense. Therefore, you would want to alter the above mentioned list, so it is organized thusly:
With these pieces of information in mind, you will be in a much better position to write a truly outstanding resume. In the event that you need some extra guidance, you can also use QuintCareer’s Resume Builder.