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Your resume is the first impression any potential employer will be getting of you. We want this stage of your job search to be successful, and to help make this happen we have had experts examine this Supercuts stylist resume sample to identify and edit mistakes and errors that should be avoided, and explain why the changes were made. Use these tips when you write your own 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 an opportunity to showcase some of your most valuable qualifications. Make sure you take the time to talk about some specific skills or personality traits that make you a unique candidate. The Summary provided by the candidate in this sample barely has any information in it, and needs to be expanded. WRONG: Summary Stylist who is an excellent listener and communicator. Works hard to make each client’s experience a positive one. RIGHT: Summary Skilled stylist with over 10 years’ experience ranging from managing to direct stylist experience. Excellent listener and communicator with strong team skills. Works hard to make each client’s experience a positive one. Highly practiced in application of several styling techniques, including perms and curling, and has designed several popular styles.
All lists should be in bullet point format
Unless it is your Summary section, avoid writing in paragraph form. The jobs listed in your experience section should have 5-8 bullet points detailing your specific duties. Having things in a bullet list rather than a large text chunk will not only be easier to read, but it will make your resume appear more professional.
Avoid unnecessary repetition
You should not copy and paste bullet points from any of your sections. If you have completed the same or similar duties through different jobs, you only need to list that specific duty once. The sample has a huge amount of repetition in the Experience section that only serves to make the section drag on. WRONG: July 2007 to January 2009 Chaos Erlanger, KY Stylist Promoted and sold salon services and products.Educated guests on proper hair care.Recommended home care hair regimens and treatments.Used state-of-the-art techniques in coloring and treating hair.Selected hair colors based on customer preference.Employed a variety of hair style techniques, including curling and straightening.Promptly fielded all incoming phone calls and scheduled appointments. January 2007 to July 2007 Shabby Chic Crescent Springs, KY Independent Contractor Promptly fielded all incoming phone calls and scheduled appointments.Operated cash register to receive payments from customers.Selected hair colors based on customer preference.Employed a variety of hair style techniques, including curling and straightening.Set up workstation and treatment room with necessary products, equipment and supplies.Recommended home care hair regimens and treatments.Educated guests on proper hair care.Promoted and sold salon services and products.Conducted weekly salon inventory. RIGHT: July 2007 to January 2009 Chaos Erlanger, KY Stylist
January 2007 to July 2007 Shabby Chic Crescent Springs, KY Independent Contractor
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