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For many people, writing a resume is the most daunting part of finding a new job. This temporary relief specialist resume sample can give you a good idea of what an attractive resume should look like, and help you avoid making mistakes. This sample was written using the advice and guidance of industry experts.
The summary uses the proper format, but provides a bit too much information. In order to make this section more concise and informative, the applicant should use fragments instead of complete sentences. This section should give the reader an idea of the applicant’s professional background, but it does not do that well. She should also remove the first sentence of the summary, since it provides self-explanatory information. Right: Temporary relief specialist with a background in social work seeking a fulfilling position in the psychology field. Bilingual in English and Spanish. Extensive experience working with children and disabled individuals. Ability to communicate effectively and work one-on-one with at-risk individuals. Possess multiple certifications and skills. Able to successfully function both independently and in group settings.
The information in the experience section uses paragraphs instead of bullets. Each job description should organize information using five to eight bullets, and give a brief overview of your responsibilities and achievements at each job. There is also no need to use complete sentences, and the applicant should remember to use proper tenses. Wrong: Experience 02/2013 – Current CEDARS Youth Services ? Lincoln, NE Temporary Relief Specialist The Relief Specialist Program provides staff coverage for all of CEDARS programs. My duties as a Relief Specialist were to fill in at the Children’s emergency shelter, the Boys Group Home and the Girls Group home. My duties at each location varied but manly included the direct supervision of children ages 13-18 and guiding them in their own decision making. It was important to teach these children basic life skills as well as how to have positive social interactions and to make choices toward a healthy happy life style. Documentation of each interaction was recorded at the end of each shift for each client. 03/2013 – Current DHHS ? Lincoln, NE Child Respite Service Provider My duty as a child respite provider was to provide care to my client who was physically and developmentally disabled. Each morning I would come to the family’s home and get my client ready for school. I would be responsible for transporting my client either using the family wheelchair accessible van or the school’s provided transportation. Occasionally my duties would be extended to evenings or weekends when the family was allowed additional respite care. Right: 02/2013 – Current CEDARS Youth Services ? Lincoln, NE Temporary Relief Specialist
03/2013 – Current DHHS ? Lincoln, NE Child Respite Service Provider
This section can still benefit from adding more details about final outcomes and achievements.
Add More Skills
The skills section of this resume needs to be drastically expanded in order to be effective. Each column should include at least three to four bullets, and this section could actually benefit from being renamed. Instead of skills, the applicant should consider turning this into a professional certifications section. Rename Certifications or Accomplishments:
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