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Knowing how to make people’s skin look great is what you do. Making a stellar resume for your next esthetician job, not so much. Landing a great job requires you to get noticed by the hiring manager and to do this your resume has to be outstanding. We’ll help you with some guidance about writing a superior resume along with a solid example to use for inspiration.
When creating a resume, the first thing to consider is the overall format of your resume. The example esthetician resume we’ve provided is good because it is simple, clean, and easy to read. Also, remember to keep your resume short. No more than a page or two, at the most.
When a recruiter or hiring manager is reading a resume, they’re scanning for skills and phrases that relate to the position they’re hiring for. This makes the skills you list on your resume very important. Skills are also considered keywords that the computerized systems companies use to review applications (applicant tracking system or ATS) look for. If your resume doesn’t have the right keywords, then the ATS will reject it. So, having the right keywords can make or break your resume.
The best way to ensure your resume has all the right keywords is to closely review the job posting, note all the words they use related to skills and key job function, and build these into your resume. Customizing your resume based on the job posting is a surefire way to make your resume a great match for the position. HR staff and hiring managers will notice and be impressed. Another way to make your resume stand out over the competition is by showcasing your accomplishments. The example resume does a great job of highlighting achievements while emphasizing measurable results. While not all accomplishments are quantifiable, exact numbers are ideal for demonstrating the value you can provide your next employer.
Taking awesome care of clients is what an esthetician does. So, you’ve got to have some wonderful people skills. You definitely need to put those on your resume, but you also need to show them you have some hard (technical) skills too. Having a mix of skills is a good thing. Don’t list too many, that makes it look like you’re padding your resume. 10 is about the most you want to have on a list of skills.
The list below will give you some examples of excellent skills to have on your esthetician’s resume:
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Dedicated and meticulous esthetician experienced in advanced skincare regimens bolstered by rigorous training in non-invasive treatments that accentuate the beauty of each client.
Skilled in analyzing skin type and condition to determine appropriate treatments.
Adept at performing microdermabrasion, microneedling, chemical peels, and Ultherapy treatments.
Well versed in providing body treatments, such as waxing and body wraps.
Talent for building long-term client relationships to maintain a robust client base.
Employment history example
Esthetician & Full Specialist at The Spa at the Edition Hotel, Miami Beach, FL 2016 - Present
Assess condition of skin for each client and recommend treatments and/or skincare regimens. Review treatment plans, address client concerns, schedule follow-up appointments, and promote product sales. Build repeat clientele and spa loyalty by providing best-in-class customer service. Provide oxygen facials and hydro facials, as needed.
Organized promotional events that increased the client base by 15%.
Improved spa inventory management system and reduced waste by 25% in one year.
Trained three staff members in spa operations and customer service standards.
Esthetician at Bliss Spa at W South Beach, Miami Beach, FL 2011 - 2016
dministered facials, manicures, and pedicures, as well as full-body waxing. Leveraged retail knowledge to upsell spa offerings. Ensured a consistent and welcoming atmosphere by utilizing a friendly, professional manner. Stocked treatment rooms with appropriate supplies.
Contributed to a 30% increase in repeat clientele by fostering informative, professional contacts with customers.
Increased sales 20% through client consultations and product recommendations that addressed specific skin conditions.
Esthetics License at Beauty Schools of America, Miami Beach, FL
Microneedling Certification at Miami Beauty Academy, Miami, FL
Nail Technician License at Boca Beauty Academy, Boca Raton, FL
Garland is a writer and technology consultant that lives in far west Texas, USA. He is semi-retired from a successful 25-year career in the Information Technology industry, and now spends his time writing for various websites (mostly career development related). Garland holds a bachelor’s degree in Accounting and Finance, and a master’s degree in Economics and Computer Information Systems.