In today’s competitive job market, a solid resume is a must, whether you’re seeking an office position or a job in manufacturing. That’s particularly true for forklift drivers, as the number of material-moving-machine operators, including forklift drivers, is expected to grow by 7% between 2020 and 2030 (according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics). So how do you make sure your resume lifts you above the rest? Check out these tips.
- Choose the Best Format
Format your resume in a way in a way that makes it easy to read. Provide complete contact information, use resumé categories with bold headings, and choose a resume format that makes sense for the position (usually chronological). Then, make sure your format stays consistent.
- Lead with a Strong Objective
Some experts call the first heading in a resume the “Objective”; others call it a “Summary.” Either way, use this section to highlight what you’ve done (including a quantifiable achievement if you can) and what you’re looking for in a new position.
- Focus on What You’ve Accomplished
The experience section of your resume should be more than a list of your former employers. For each position, use specific action words to describe what you did at each assignment.
- Spotlight Your Education
Often, the importance of a resume’s education section of a resume gets overlooked or downplayed – especially for those looking for a manufacturing job. But it can be the thing that tips the scales between otherwise equal candidates. Start with the basics – where and when you attended school and what you studied – then punch it up with any academic honors or particularly relevant coursework you’ve done. This also a great place to mention any certifications you’ve earned.
- Show Off Your Skills
You can own the competition by listing both the specific types of forklifts you can drive and more general skills like safety consciousness, attention to detail, and good judgment.
- Seal the Deal with A Good Cover Letter
Most job postings ask for a cover letter as well as a resumé. And a good cover letter is like a movie trailer: It gives a glimpse of the best scenes from your work history and leaves hiring managers wanting to see more. Use the letter to “tease” your relevant experience and show that you’re excited about the opportunity.
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