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There are certain features that hiring managers expect to see on a resume and other features that they do not want to see. You can use this welder fabricator resume sample to learn about common resume writing mistakes and how you can avoid them when you work on your own document. ? Forgo the objective statement ? It used to be that experts suggested that the first bit of information you shared on your resume was an objective statement. However, now they suggest that you start with a four to six sentence summary statement that showcases your experience, skills and important personality traits. The sample applicant has a great summary section, but they precede that with a statement letting the hiring manager know what position they are seeking. As you create your own resume, forgo including this type of objective statement. Instead simply write a summary section that promotes you as a qualified candidate. ? Fill highlights with keywords ? Another way to help the resume promote you as a worker is to include keywords throughout your skill highlights section. Experts even suggest that you should look through the job description and use keywords from that that describe you as a worker. The sample applicant has a good list of highlights, but experts suggest that you should have anywhere between three and eight points in each column. This means that the applicant could add a few more keywords in order to really make their resume buzzworthy. When you write your own work history document, try to make it buzzworthy by using keywords from the job description that describe you as a worker. ? Focus on measurable accomplishments when possible ? Accomplishments are a great thing to include on your resume, but experts suggest that you should use metrics whenever possible. Metrics make your accomplishments measurable and therefore easier to compare to those of other candidates. The applicant on the welder fabricator resume sample includes accomplishments that do not use metrics. When you create your own accomplishments section, try to use metrics whenever possible to simply make yourself standout a little bit more. ? Format experience to be readable ? The information found in your experience section is often some of the most important information on your entire work history document. You want to make sure that it is readable, so that busy hiring managers can simply skim through it and still get a clear idea of your experience. The sample applicant has this section written in paragraph form, but experts say that this section should be written using bullet points. Putting your experience in a bulleted list rather than a paragraph makes what you did stand out more for each position. ? Fit as much applicable information in experience as possible ? Once you know what format you want to have your experience section in, you have to figure out how much information to share. Experts suggest that you should try to include the past 15 to 20 years of experience. Depending on where you are in your career you may face one of two challenges: 1. You may not have enough applicable experience to fill this section. 2. You may have too much experience and overfill the section. No matter if you are just starting out in the workforce or you have 40 years of experience, you should try to include five to eight points below each position that describe what you did, how you did it and any projects you worked on in order to make this section look like more than a job description. Following these expert guidelines will help you fill your section while not overfilling it. Now that you are familiar with a few common mistakes and how to avoid them, it is time to start writing your own document. Use QuintCareer’s Resume Builder to get more pointers for your resume in order to end up with the best result possible.