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Use Short Phrases in the Highlights Section
In the sample, the candidate fills the highlights section with great information, but the phrases are too long. Generally, phrases in this section are less than 5 words in length. Additionally, these phrases should not have ending punctuation. An edited highlights section would look like: Highlights
Fill the Summary
While this candidate has a passable summary, a few edits will really make it shine. The summary should be 4 to 6 phrases long and should give an overview of your professional experience. Also, include 2 or 3 highly relevant skill sets and mention a few marketable personal qualities. Remember to write the summary from the first person perspective, but do not include pronouns of any kind. A revised professional summary for this candidate could be: Professional Summary Technical operations manager with multiple certifications and over 25 years of field experience working with nationally recognized space organizations. Dedicated professional capable of performing any task, either electrical or mechanical, with efficiency and delivering products on time and within budget. Motivated technical operations manager with a high proactive team approach with good communication skills. Highly skilled and effective technical operations manager/technician with a very strong work ethic, exceptional leadership skills and a great attitude towards life.
Follow All Experience Section Guidelines
In this section, the candidate needed to do a little proofreading to ensure his bullets used word wrap properly and to catch misspellings. Moreover, this section calls for phrases that begin with a verb and give a good idea of responsibilities and projects performed on the job. If your entry lists a past post, use past tense verbs. Only use present tense verbs and phrases for positions you currently hold. Each entry calls for at least 5 bullets and no more than 8 points, like so: Senior Aerospace Technician February 1989 to March 2003 United Space Alliance ? Kennedy Space Center, Florida
Maintain Consistent Format in the Education Section
In this sample, the education section looks like it contains several errors because Brevard Community is repeated a few times and the last entry lacks a date. While dates are not required for education completed many years ago, it is a good idea to be consistent throughout a section. Moreover, any additional information regarding GPA or coursework should be bulleted under the appropriate entry. An edited education section would look like: Education Bachelor of Science: Business Administration, 2009 Barry University ? Miami Shores, Florida, United States
Associate of Science: Electronic Technology, 1987 Brevard Community College ? Cocoa, Florida, United States Prep Class for PMP Certification: Project Management 1986 Florida Institute of Technology ? Melbourne, Florida, United States Always proofread your document because small mistakes can significantly detract from your professional first impression. Use Live Careers Resume Builder for access to attractive templates.