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When you apply for that new job, your Resume is going to be highly important. A good resume follows certain formatting practices and is error-free. Our team of experts has reviewed this Social Services Professional resume sample to help you adhere to these standards. By studying these corrections and their explanations, you’ll be well on your way to writing a great 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
Your Summary is where you can highlight some of your unique qualities or skills that make you stand out as a job candidate. Aim for four to six lines, but at the very least make it longer than one sentence, so you aren’t selling yourself short. It’s fine if things you mention in the summary are repeated later in the resume.
Separate your information into appropriate categories
It’s a great idea to have a section before your Experience section highlighting in bullet point format some of your primary skills and personality traits. It works even better to separate personal highlights from skills and/or training. This will actually help to draw attention to each specific bullet point, and is a more clean way of organizing your resume. The sample’s Highlights section has a lot of points, so it is easy to break it up. Keep bullet points in these sections to short phrases, and do not use periods. WRONG: Highlights
All lists should be in bullet point format
Listing your job duties in paragraphs format gives a resume a crowded appearance, and makes it easy for a reader to read over a specific duty without really taking it in. Not only will this format help each specific point to stand out, it is also will have a more professional, organized appearance. Aim for 5-8 points per job listed, and make sure to start each point with an action verb and end with a period. WRONG: Family Financial Advocate December 2008 to March 2012 CCHMC ? Cincinnati, Ohio Provide assistance to families of chronically ill children to obtain financial resources including federal, state, local and non-profit resources. Maintain data to document amount of families served and dollars recovered. Partner with Care Coordination to contribute in the creation of family centered care standards. Network within the hospital as well as with community agencies in order to maintain professional contacts. RIGHT: Family Financial Advocate December 2008 to March 2012 CCHMC ? Cincinnati, Ohio
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