After working in her current position for three years, TeamSugar member cents4dollars is ready for a new challenge. She's found a couple of awesome positions and is excited to apply, so she posted her résumé in my Résumé Remedy group for advice on how it could be improved. My two cents are below; feel free to add your own feedback in the comments!
- Remove the excess. The quality of her experience is clouded by the crowded resume — there's simply too much going on for a hiring manager to focus on the important details. I would re-format the resume to show the name and contact information at the top (and reduce the font size for the name). As is, the format leaves me wondering where to look first. The other sidebar items stating her language skills and licensed product experience get lost. Move these items in the body of the resume.
- Rewrite the professional summary. I understand where she's going with the professional summary, but the way it's currently written is confusing. If you deem it necessary, write a concise statement that incorporates your breadth of experience and would entice the hiring manager to read on. In this case, a summary of qualifications placed between the name and professional experience could be the best way to showcase the specific skills you've obtained working in the industry, along with your language skills.
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