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Creating a strong resume is an important ability to have when searching for a job. To help you tackle the challenge, LiveCareer has compiled expert advice and provided resume samples for you to learn from. See what mistakes this veterinary technician assistant resume sample made so you can avoid them.
Manage your summary
The summary is where your resume starts, which means it is responsible for creating a first impression and ensuring the reader continues reading. To make your summary strong, write at least four lines and include overview information about your skills, abilities, experiences, and professional traits. This resume sample’s summary section has excellent content, but there simply is not enough of it. It even manages to take a personal stance while remaining professional and relevant. Use this summary’s content as an example for writing your own; just be sure to make your summary the appropriate length.
The skills section
The section that details your skills should come after the summary and break the formatting of the content up a little. While organizing this information into a bulleted list is the correct choice, it is better to split it into two columns of three or four points each. Again, the content in this section is excellent, but the organization of information is off. The content may be improved slightly, however, by including more specific or technical skills. Finally, always guarantee that you identify and remove any typographical errors, such as the free floating highly dedicated item in this section. It should look like this:
Focus your experience section
The most important section of your resume is the experience section. This is where you will go into detail about the exact experiences and skills you have acquired in order to sell yourself. It is always difficult to write this section if you have only had one relevant job, as this resume does, but it does a good job despite this fact. You can also include any volunteer or internship work to fill this section out. The section is completely void of personal pronouns, such as I and we, and it starts each point with a strong action verb. It is in present tense, as it should be, but note that any previously held position should be in past tense. Typically each position will have five to eight bullets, but this resume included more because it only has a single position to explore. To really shine, some of the bullet points should have a focus on more general abilities. Including Changes sterile dressings tells employers that you are able to perform this specific task, but it says nothing about your work demeanor, ethic, or any benefits that you would bring to the table by being hired.
Which sections to include
The actual sections that your resume has are already predefined. Unless it was requested by the specific job you are applying for, do not include references. In fact, with few exceptions, your resume should always be formatted like this: Summary, skills, experience, and education. In addition to these four sections, there are a couple optional sections you can include, such as Accomplishments or Affiliations. Also note that this resume is too short. It should fill one page entirely. To fix this, the summary or experience sections can be extended or one of these optional sections can be added. Let LiveCareer help you create a resume that is up to the high standard employers have and will help in your job search. Take advantage of the LiveCareer Resume Builder and read our expert tips and advice.