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Your resume is one of the most important tools you have when you are looking for a job. Studying sample resumes and reading tips that experts have provided can be an excellent way to ensure that your resume is up to the standard that employers have. LiveCareer presents a utility equipment operator resume sample to help you get started.
Managing your summary
Your summary is the first thing employers will read, which means it is your first impression. This is an area where you can communicate a general overview of the skills, abilities, and experiences you have acquired while working, as well as sharing some of your professional traits. This sample summary is not effective because it is difficult to read. Instead of being a paragraph, it is a list of words with little to no punctuation. Your summary should also be about four lines long, which means this summary is too extensive. Make sure that you are thinking about what employers will think of you when they read your summary.
Highlights and accomplishments
Take a look at the highlights and accomplishments section: Highlights
Accomplishments Mine Foreman Gaseous Mine Certification #12533 The main problem with these sections is their length. They are far too short. When highlighting your skills, be sure to include two columns of three or four bullet points. The bullets seen here are also a little of the vague side. There should be no question about what skills you have mastered and how relevant they are to the job you are applying for. As for your accomplishments, you should focus on tangible results that you have accomplished in the past, such as Increased profits by 5% or Established a more efficient work procedure that is still in use. If you feel like certification information is necessary, it can be included in a dedicated section at the end of the resume. Just remember that you should always have at least three points of information in any section for it to be worth the space it takes up. Keep in mind that the accomplishments section is also optional.
Formatting your experiences
After listing your skills and possibly your accomplishments, move on to your work experiences. This section is the heart of your resume, so make sure it is formatted correctly. Each position held should have five to eight bullet points following it, each of which should start with a strong action verb. Always avoid personal pronouns, such as I or we. Each position’s description should be in the past tense, with the exception of the currently held position. This is what it looks like now: Roof bolter operator.Scoop car operator 11/1972 to 08/1974 NACCO#6 Mine Alledonia, Ohio Responsible for roof control.Installed roof bolts as needed and required.Installed temporary roof supports(posts,jacks).Trained newer employees on this job.As scoop car operator,brought supplies to section,cleaned and rock dusted face areas,installed and supplied temporary roof supports. After implementing these formatting standards, it may look more like this: Roof Bolter Operator11/1972 to 08/1974 NACCO#6 Mine Alledonia, Ohio
You should make an effort to keep the information organized and easy to read. Also review your resume for technical mistakes, such as missing spaces or poor punctuation. LiveCareer is here to help you when you are writing your resume and on the job hunt. Make use of resume writing tips and our Resume Builder tool to ensure you effectively capture your qualifications.