Whether you are an experienced electrician or just entering the field, you will give the impression of being a professional by writing a well-prepared and articulate resume when applying for a job. There is no one right way to format and write an electrician's resume; instead, you should tailor your resume based on both the needs of the company and your own education and experience. By approaching your resume as a type of advertisement for your electrician services, you will create a powerful tool that will help you land an interview and hopefully a job.
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Create a new document with a header at the top, single-spaced, that includes your name, phone number, address and an e-mail address. Consider creating a new, professional e-mail address that consists of your name (i.e. firstname.lastname@example.org) just for job application purposes.
Write an objective or career summary as the first section of your resume. This statement should indicate that you are a qualified professional seeking a job as an electrician.
Write a "Job Experience" section following the objective. Beginning with your current job, list each job title, company or organisation name, the window of time you held the job, and a list of three to five duties you were responsible for or accomplishments you were credited with while at the job. This list may include whether you trained other electricians or won an award for your services. Start each of these points with an action verb, and avoid using first person ("I"). For example: "Managed team for Emerson's Bank project."
Write an "Education" section and list your degrees and/or certificates related to your career as an electrician, including the name of the institution or organisation and the date you received the certificate. Follow this with a "Skills" section and list any relevant skills you have that you believe further qualify you for the job.
Tips and warnings
- According to Steven Provenzano, author of "Blue Collar Resumes," grammatical and spelling errors are all too common and can cost you an interview. After proofreading your resume, ask a few trusted friends or co-workers to read it through as well to detect any errors.
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