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If you are making a social worker resume, this social worker resume sample is a great resume to use as a foundation. You can use the layout and some of the information and tailor it to your own experience. Here are a couple small changes that would make this resume even better, that you can apply when you make your own resume.
Skim Down Accomplishments
You don’t want to overload your resume with so much information that it looks like you wrote a book. This sample resume has a lot of information, but it is way too much. The accomplishments section is overwhelming. Some of the information is information pulled from the professional experience, so it is repeated. If you feel that you have to have an accomplishments section, make sure that the information isn’t repeated elsewhere, and that it’s formatted with bullet points. Here is an example of how it could look a lot better. Wrong Core Accomplishments Established a good relationship with community staff, residents, families and community leaders. Managed the allegations of abuse and/or neglect and notified appropriate agencies, legal department and corporate. Consulted with staff in different departments to improve customer service and/or resident care in response to grievances or complaints. Oversaw the grievance process. Educated staff at new hire orientation and quarterly about abuse, death and dying, advance directives and resident rights. Hired a full-time assistant and helped with hiring other management staff. Completed payroll for myself and the assistant. Shared a budget with the Activity Department and made sure we stayed within the budget. Mentored staff as part of the Retention Committee. Right Core Accomplishments
While this looks a lot better, it would be more beneficial to keep this information under the professional experience section.
Keep Professional Experience Easy to Read
In this sample resume, the duties performed under professional experience is listed with bullet points. This makes it much easier to read. However, there is still a lot of information. While you could submit a resume like this, it could be less frustrating to employers to shorten some of the information. You don’t need to write complete sentences on a resume. Fragments about what you did at your previous employment is enough. Here is an example. Before Qualifications Lexington Country Place Social Service Director
After Qualifications Lexington Country Place Social Service Director
This simplifies the information, while still getting the point across to what the applicant did at the previous employment. This resume is a great social worker resume sample. Use it as a building block for your own resume when you make yours on the LiveCareer resume builder.