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What sections of my resume need improvement or could use a bit more detail to help make it a stronger resume?

Melony W
SKILLS
Time management, Leadership, Adaptability, Teamwork, Active Listening, Organization and Critical Thinking.
EXPERIENCE
New City Kids, Paterson - First Grade Tutor
August 2020 - PRESENT
Homework help
Teaching Music, Art, Reading buddies along with other extra curricular activities.
EDUCATION
School 21, Paterson P-TECH, Paterson - Advanced Placement English, Advanced Placement Algebra and Advanced Placement Biology.
September 2020 - June 2024

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Leonard’s Answer

Add any accomplishments or awards you have achieved. Also, if you have lead any projects, make sure to list them and your role in the success of those projects. Projects can be organizations, charities, or community contributions. It can also be helpful if you list items with which you had no previous experience and worked through it by yourself or with a team.
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David’s Answer

Use action verbs to describe your accomplishments and impact. Here is a link to help:

https://www.indeed.com/career-advice/resumes-cover-letters/action-verbs-to-make-your-resume-stand-out

Being a reading buddy is not that out of the ordinary, but you came up with a system that help kids read, or your students gave you something. Try to describe how you improved something, or solved a problem.

For example, instead of reading buddy, something like improved student's reading ability by doing xyz.
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Brandy’s Answer

Hi Melony! Your strong points that you have listed look great! Always remember to use keywords that are relative to the position you are applying for. Also, you will want to write a short summary near the beginning of your resume that outlines/list your achievements and lets the employer know how long your history is. Sometimes, when you have a short history, you will want to show the time in months, so instead of saying 1 year, show the time as 12 months.
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Brandy’s Answer

I would expand on what reading buddies is and what are the extra curricular activities that you mentioned.
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Alena’s Answer

Hi Melanie - I recommend using the STAR method for your resume (https://resumegenius.com/blog/resume-help/star-method-resume) and providing some examples of your experience. Also include your location/city, phone, email, community service, extra curricular activities, volunteer work, GPA, or any experience overcoming obstacles/problem solving/working with others.
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David’s Answer


The resume indicates high intelligence, but lacks focus. You haven't described your interests on what direction you are taking with your education plans. You identify a number of skills, but some examples will help. For example, you mention 'homework help', which begs for explanation on what you did and how you made the effort successful. Did you mentor other students? How did that go? You mention other extracurricular activities. Delve into that a bit, as some of them may support your educational direction. By offering a few of your experiences, you help people who review the resume, as they may prompt for you to elaborate, which is the best you can hope for. Good luck in your pursuits.
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Dylan’s Answer

Hi Melony,

I would reorganize your resume a bit and include the subjects the others have mentioned. You want to have the most important areas at the top.
Feel free to add in any clubs/sports or roles you have within the them. You want to paint the full picture of yourself!


Melony W
XXX-XXX-XXXX (phone) and email
EDUCATION
School 21, Paterson P-TECH, Paterson - Advanced Placement English, Advanced Placement Algebra and Advanced Placement Biology.
September 2020 - June 2024
EXPERIENCE
New City Kids, Paterson - First Grade Tutor
August 2020 - PRESENT
Homework help
Teaching Music, Art, Reading buddies along with other extra curricular activities.
SKILLS
Time management, Leadership, Adaptability, Teamwork, Active Listening, Organization and Critical Thinking.


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Nicole’s Answer

Hi Melony - I recommend including your gpa if it is good, any volunteering experience you have, all extracurriculars and summer programs/camps you may have done.
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