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When you’re revising your professional resume, you want to ensure your still in compliance with accepted standards of formatting and content. We’ve asked our team of experts to look over this surveillance professional resume sample and make sound suggestions for overall improvement. Incorporate this advice into your revision process to make sure your resume is polished and exceptional.
Fully Utilize the Professional Summary
According to accepted best practices, the professional summary should contain 4 to 6 longer phrases in a paragraph form. In the sample, the applicant has a mix of long and short phrases and doesn’t quite nail the proper syntax. However, he does a good job of including relevant and compelling information. To improve the section, the candidate should write flowing phrases from a first person perspective. For example, a revised summary might be: Efficient surveillance professional with 8 years in security and safety compliance. Motivated surveillance specialist with extensive security guard training as well as armed security and armored transport security knowledge. Certified firearms training instructor familiar with the principles of gun safety and teaching experience. Organized surveillance professional familiar with gun safety and purchase regulations.
Fill the Accomplishments Section or Skip It
In the sample, the applicant’s accomplishments section falls short of the three-bullet minimum. Instead, he has one entry, which detracts from the resume and the applicant’s professional merit. For this section, you should either fill it or skip it. Remember, accomplishments are quantifiable achievements like receiving an award or making a measurable improvement to a business. Without more information, the applicant should skip this section or he can add a few details like so: Accomplishments
Bullet Professional Experience
The only resume section that calls for a paragraph format is the professional summary. The professional experience section should contain a bulleted description of duties for each entry. The applicant fills each entry with compelling and relevant information, but he fails to use the proper format. Resume guidelines dictate that each entry should have 5 to 8 bullets to ensure you can give enough detail without crowding the area. Additionally if you list a current position, use the present tense for that entry. A revised first entry would look like: Firearm Sales and Customer Service/ Firearms Instruction and SafetyFeb 2011 to Current Bullseye Shooting Range ? Wichita, KS
List Educational Information
For the education section, you should not include your high school information unless it is the highest level of education you’ve attained. This is the case for this applicant and he does a fair job of formatting the section. However as with the experience section, the candidate used a sentence where he should’ve utilized a short phrase paired with a bullet like in the following: High School Diploma2003 Derby High School ? Derby, KS, USA
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