Construction Resume sample
This particular Construction
resume sample follows a 'functional' format suitable for those with gaps in their work history. However, you may want to opt for the more favourable 'chronological' format depending on your situation. See our formats page for a deeper explanation.
Note that this Construction resume sample, and
all these samples are very basic and in no way do they represent what your own
resume could be and should be. Leave that to the professionals. With each
sample page I add a quick “how to” at the end that teaches you how to adjust
these samples to make them your own.
A Construction resume sample using a 'functional' format
How to write your own:
- Firstly, set aside several
hours to build a resume.
- You will need quiet space and a computer with Word
(recommended) or similar.
- Set the
tone. Do your homework. Are
you applying for a similar role, are you experienced in the job that you seek
or is this a career change? These are questions you need to ask to tailor your resume.
- Set the
framework. Think about your work history and quickly jot down the positions you’ve held, whom you
worked for and the dates you worked there. Double check details and spelling to
ensure accuracy. Go back five years - or more if you have stayed in the current
job for several years.
- Flesh out
your work history using job descriptions for each. If they are not available, you will have to work
from memory. Your job is to expand on your
- I cannot stress the
importance of “fully” detailing your duties.
It helps the employer understand exactly what you can do, and it helps you
understand your strengths as well.
- Ensure the layout is attractive (check through the
samples for inspiration). Do not use photographs unless your job requires
it. Strive for two to three pages (less
for the US).
- You now have all the
information you need to write a
compelling summary outlining your strengths (see examples). This paragraph goes at the beginning.
- If you have
identified specific skills, you can add bullet points shortly following the summary i.e.,
Advanced Microsoft Suite Experience etc.
- Are you happy with the
result? Good. Now proofread and have a trusted friend
proofread it with you. Then check it again.
- And don’t forget a well-written cover letter using your
strengths to target the role on offer.
You’re worth it!
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