Advocate Resume Examples And Tips

The average resume reviewer spends between 5 to 7 seconds looking at a single resume, which leaves the average job applicant with roughly six seconds to make a killer first impression. Thanks to this, a single typo or error on your resume can disqualify you right out of the gate.

At Zippia, we went through over 28,540 Advocate resumes and compiled some information about how best to optimize them. Here are some suggestions based on what we found, divided by the individual sections of the resume itself.

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Five Key Resume Tips For Landing an Advocate Job:

Relevant Experience
Make sure that the jobs, experience, and accolades that you do include are relevant to the position you’re applying for.
The Right Skills
This is a great time to run wild with those keywords found in the job description. If they’re looking for someone with Crisis Intervention, be sure to list it as a skill.
Quantifiable Achievements
Achievements and awards relevant to the position speak louder than a high GPA, especially if you can quantify your achievement with a number.
Your Unique Qualities
Recruiters and hiring managers are looking at hundreds of resumes. Let yours stand out, and try not to sound too boring.
Strong Content
If you’ve had a lot of jobs, this shouldn’t necessarily be a list of all of them. This is a document designed to market you to a potential employer, so choose the strongest content.

How To Write an Advocate Resume

Contact Information
First things first — employers only spend about six seconds looking at resumes before they decide to keep them or throw them away, so you should definitely let them know whose it is.
Commute and relocation are things that employers take into consideration when sifting through candidates, so provide your current address in your resume header so that employers have an idea of where you are in relation to their office.
LinkedIn Profile
If you feel that a link to your social media profile could further your standing as a candidate, go ahead and include it. This doesn’t mean you should throw in a link to your hilarious Twitter profile, but instead provide your LinkedIn profile.
Professional Summary (Objective)
Career objective statements are one of the most overlooked pieces of otherwise stellar resumes. It’s not that every Advocate CV out there needs one — it’s just that the ones that really do need them typically never think to include them.
The goal of this section is simple: to summarize the resume in a few short sentences. Through your resume summary you enable employers to quickly learn whether you are a good match for the job. Here are a few things to keep in mind when writing a professional summary:
Keep it short: it should be 4 sentences max
Highlight your most impressive skills or achievements

Not sure which skills are really important?

3 Big Tips For Listing Skills On Your Resume
Make sure to only include your hard skills on your resume. In addition, include the most in-demand advocate skills. Below we have listed the top skills for an advocate : The more keywords your resume can “match,” the more likely it is that your resume will be selected for review by human eyes.
Top Skills for an Advocate
Here are a few key points of to keep in mind while writing your skills section:
Include between 6 to 12 skills
Make sure to only include hard skills
Highlight your most impressive skills or achievements
We compared 28,540 resume examples and job offers and found that the average experience required for an advocate job required by employers is 2.0 years.
How much work experience do employers want to see?
The average advocate job listing asks for 2.0 years of work experience.
How much work experience does the average advocate candidate have?
The average advocate resume contains 4.0 years of work experience.
Write your work experience section in a way that embraces your advocate skills. Sounds easier said than done? Take a look at how other people have done it. Below are real examples from advocate resumes that people have included in their work experience section to demonstrate their knowledge of key skills:

Candidate Info

Years In Workforce
Years As an Advocate
Master's Degree
Master's Degree - Psychology
  • Conduct crisis counseling and supportive counseling (in person and through hotline).
  • Provide youth with HIV and STD transmission and prevention information.
  • Required to be current on all in-service training, CPR, first aid and Medication Aide training.
  • Complete Medicaid billing requirements for all eligible students; prepare and sign psychological reports for use by Eligibility Committees.
  • Counseled clients with issues relating to stress management, self-esteem, work and mental illnesses.
Communications Officer

Candidate Info

Years In Workforce
Years As an Advocate
Bachelor's Degree
Bachelor's Degree - Business/Commerce
  • Call taking, dispatching, warrant checks, operate communications equipment, monitor several radio frequencies and information systems.
  • Entered warrants, missing persons, stolen vehicles and other items into the NCIC system.
  • Enter the calls into the CAD system and provide pre-arrival medical dispatch for all medical calls.
  • Entered relevant information into CAD system, assigns level of priority, and relay data to radio dispatch.
  • Assist the public with their emergency needs CPR Training File reports
Day Camp Counselor

Candidate Info

Years In Workforce
Years As an Advocate
Bachelor's Degree
Bachelor's Degree - Public Health
  • Worked with youth Facilitated a weekly discussion group about relationship issues for boys and girls.
  • Administer CPR/First aid if needed and notify emergency personnel.
  • Transported children to outside activities.
  • Provide counseling and therapy to teenage girls who were physically abused and/or neglected.
  • Worked collaboratively with many collegiate coaches as a counselor for boys football camp and boys and girls basketball and soccer camps.
Family Specialist

Candidate Info

Years In Workforce
Years As an Advocate
Bachelor's Degree
Bachelor's Degree - Social Work
  • Present program briefs and psycho-educational presentations to help implement MFLC services with military units, service agencies, command and staff.
  • Assist DOD staff and military personnel with stress, conflict resolution, and personal issues with the utmostconfidentiality.
  • Maintained case documentation following COA guidelines and Medicaid rule.
  • Provided individual therapy to children and adolescents with severe psychopathology and complex trauma.
  • Experience working with Marines, Navy, Air Force, Army, and various Summer Camp populations as a MFLC.
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As an advocate, you may be curious how your education stacks up against other applicants. As long as you have a bachelor's degree, you're in the majority. Our research showed that most Advocates have a 4-year degree as the highest education level.
Based on our analysis of advocate resumes, the most common major for advocate candidates is Psychology, but other majors made their way in as well. Social Work, Business and Criminal Justice were relatively common.
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As shown above, the Education section can be very brief. However make sure to include the following:
The name of the school you attended
The year you attended
Your major
Your GPA
The level of education you attained

Advocate Salary

Did your resume land you an interview? Be prepared to talk salary.

How To Answer "What Are Your Salary Requirements"

When you are ready to send your resume to employers, it's important to be aware of the current market conditions for Advocates. Salary can vary based on factors such as location, company, and industry. Check out our detailed salary information for Advocates to learn more.

Average Employee Salary
Min 10%
Median 50%
Max 90%