How to Write a Resume for an Electrician Job

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How to Write a Resume for an Electrician Job
Finding a job as an electrician begins with a strong resume. (Jupiterimages/ Images)

As an electrician you may work as a freelancer, as part a maintenance firm, as a home builder or be hired directly by a business or facility. To be successful in these positions, an electrician must have quality training and experience. The first step to representing these qualifications is to write a professional electrician resume. Formats may vary, as you should customise your resume for each prospective type of employer so that you are seen as the right person for the job.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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  1. 1

    Create your header at the top of the first page. Type your full name in a large and/or bold font, either centred or right-justified. Type your current address, phone number and e-mail address under your name. If you have a website for your own electrician business, type the URL. Double-space and type your "Objective," which is a one sentence explanation of your goal to obtain an electrician job.

  2. 2

    Type "Qualifications" or "Summary" section of your resume. This may be in paragraph or bulleted format. Write a paragraph on your career in general, such as how many years you have worked as an electrician, working environments (residential and/or commercial) and types of electrical work you have expertise in, including security, automation, auto or energy. Also mention skills pertaining to management, record keeping, budgeting and other logistics.

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    Write your "Education" history in reverse chronological order. Include the degree or program title, institution name, location (city and state) and the date of graduation or completion. Mention not only high school and college degrees, but also auxiliary training certification programs such as NSTC training or electrical waste management. Also list all certifications or licenses obtain and the governing bodies that granted them.

  4. 4

    Develop your "Experience" or "Work History" section by listing all current and previous employers in reverse chronological order. Include your official title ("Electrician"), company or client name, location and dates of employment. Under this information, indent and describe in detail the responsibilities and tasks associated with the position such as wiring, machine repair or power distribution. Also include specific equipment you worked with.

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    Create the final section of your resume, entitled "Honors, Awards, and Memberships". List awards received on the job for safety, quality of performance or work ethic. Also list organisations you are a member of, such as the National Electricians Association.

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    Type the "References" section at the top of the second or final page of your resume. List references in alphabetical order or order of relevance. Iinclude a full name, position title, company name, location, phone number and e-mail address.

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