Here is a bold and clear resume sample for a position in auto body repair. Unlike most resumes, where there is a summary section at the top, followed by a section with the job seeker’s jobs and achievements, this resume combines the two sections into one. Let’s see what else makes this resume a winner!
About this Resume Sample
James (not his real name) has been working in auto body repair and painting for over 20 years. Some of the places he worked many years ago no longer exist, so he has chosen to only list his jobs since 2003. What else does he do to give his resume a fresh look?
- Because he wants to showcase the types of skills he has, rather than listing the places he’s worked, James has used a rare type of Achievement format, where he combines the summary of his skills with the type of experience he has, all in the same section of his resume.
- He presents most of the information in the form of tables, for quick and easy reading of what he will bring to the job.
- He also mentions that he is interested in a full-time, permanent position. By letting the reader know what he can do, as well as what he wants, the resume is about his future, not just his past!
- Since his job history goes back further than 2003, James includes the word “Recent” in the heading above his work history.
- Because he had other types of work in between auto body and repair jobs, he uses only the years he has worked at each shop, which covers any short-term gaps in his work history.
- He also lists the names and phone numbers of the owners of each shop. James knows how crucial it is to get a good reference, and wants the reader to be able to do so easily, so that he is called more quickly by his next employer!
Have another look at James’s resume and see what else it tells you!
James’s Resume Sample for an Auto Body Repair Job
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