Put your Latest Experience First
Recruiters still prefer the traditional reverse chronological format, where you list your current or most recent job first. List your current or last employer. List employment 10 years and younger, unless it is relevant to the position you are apply for.
Bullet Points High Skills and Experience
- Monitor compliance with health and fire regulations regarding food preparation and serving, and building maintenance in lodging and dining facilities.
- Reconciliate monetary cash funds for daily deposits.
- Investigate and resolve complaints regarding food quality, service, or accommodations.
- Schedule and receive food and beverage deliveries, checking delivery contents to verify product quality and quantity.
- Monitor budgets and payroll records, and review financial transactions to ensure that expenditures are authorized and budgeted.
Break It Down
For each job, list out your responsibilities and accomplishments in easy-to-skim bullets, not in paragraphs, which look denser and harder to read. Catch the eye quickly; make sure you start each of these bullets with a strong action verb.
Consider Adding Volunteer or Other Experience
Here is something most people don’t think about putting on a resume, volunteer experience. What if your volunteer experience translate into “real” work, transferring skills learned outside of the workplace. Listing volunteer work or other interests can add personality to your resume and help you seem more three-dimensional.
Do list professional organizational membership ONLY if it applies to the job position.
Quantify Your Bullets
Numbers speak volume. Wherever possible, add numbers and results to your bullet points to show the impact you had in a role. You can do this even if you’re not in a numbers- or dollars-oriented role: How frequently did you do a task? How big was your team? How many people used your product?
- Increased retirement participation from 10% to 90%
- Increased sales volume by 25%