Sample Resume of Veteran Candidate in the Human Resources Industry
Apu is a veteran within the human resources industry; with over sixteen years of experience managing staff, aligning strategic businesses, and organizing developments. However, when a career change had Apu applying for a brand new position, it was an old resume that needed its own organizational development and strategic alignment. The top four issues with Apu’s resume included:
1) Unnecessary private information being made available
2) Grammar and tense usage problems
3) Poor information organization
4) Excessive length
Private Information: While it is vital that a hiring manager get a sense of who a candidate is, too much personal information can end up hurting a potential employee. Apu showcased some personal details that could lead to discrimination and unwanted attention. ResumeGuru was able to delete the unnecessary private information, like his photo, while still maintaining a personable voice. Now, Apu’s resume showcases his ability to organize training workshops, recruit employees, and train junior managers; not his age and/or race.
Grammar and tense: It is difficult to read through a resume, if basic grammatical errors are consistently present. While Apu has impressive qualifications, they fade into the background thanks to poor punctuation and inconsistent tenses. ResumeGuru was able to resolve all of Apu’s grammatical errors, and present his qualifications in a professional, competent manner. Now, the information regarding his past experience shows his ability to target a particular clientele correctly.
Information Organization: With so many qualifications, skill sets, and experience; it is vital that a resume be structured clearly and concisely. Unfortunately, Apu’s original resume was not easy on the eyes. It was difficult to read what accomplishments he made, and where. ResumeGuru was able to restructure Apu’s resume into a friendly, easy-to-read document; inviting hiring managers to keep perusing his qualifications.
Length: While a resume should be long enough to showcase a candidate’s full potential, it shouldn’t be too long that a hiring manager could become easily bored. With Apu’s extensive background, his resume was lengthy and overwhelming. ResumeGuru was able to shorten Apu’s resume, while still maintaining vital information. Now, his resume shows initiative and extensive understanding of a business’ impact; without putting a hiring manager to sleep.
After receiving his finalized resume and cover letter package, Apu landed his dream job in just 31 days. Don’t let his story stand alone. Instead, contact us for a free resume critique. If this highly qualified CV company can pack sixteen qualified years into a job-landing resume; imagine what we can do for you.
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