Here’s a solid resume sample for a position as a Driver. Using the functional resume format helps to highlight the job seeker’s skills, instead of focusing on her job titles and work history.
Let’s see what makes this resume strong.
About This Resume Sample
Antonia (not her real name) starts with a brief but very focused Objective. This says loud and clear that she knows what she wants! How does Antonia show in the rest of the resume that she has what it takes to be a good Driver?
- In the Summary section at the top of the resume, she tells the reader that she understands what is important to become the kind of Driver that an employer can trust.
- Since Antonia is changing her career, she uses the heading Relevant Skills & Experience. This shows that she has thought about and included the experience and the skills she has that will help her to be a first-rate Driver.
- The skill headings that Antonia has chosen also show the way that she thinks about the job of being a Driver, and what skills will be most crucial to doing that job well.
- She uses Bold type within each statement to highlight the work she has done and the skills she will need in her target job.
- She lists her Employment History near the bottom of her resume, to downplay her lack of experience as a hired Driver, and how many types of jobs she has had, including being a business owner.
- Antonia includes her coursework under the Education section, to show that she has received some training in subjects that may also be helpful to her next job.
Let’s take a closer look at Antonia’s sample resume.
Resume Example for a Driver
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