Here is a resume sample for a marine machinist. This job seeker uses the functional format to highlight his skills and to downplay his work history. Let’s see why he has chosen this format, and how it works for his job goal!
About this Resume Sample
In all of his jobs, Carlos (not his real name) has worked on ships for the U.S. Navy. He believes that this work is more important than the companies he has worked for. His use of the functional format allows him to describe his skills and achievements without needing to mention where he worked. What else does Carlos do that keeps his resume strong?
- At the very top of the resume, right under his name, Carlos lists his job title, rather than having a Job Objective statement. This shows that he feels strong and confident about his skills as a marine machinist.
- Carlos uses 12 point type for the size of the text on his resume. This makes for easy reading by any employer!
- The Highlights of Qualifications section lists five brief statements that describe the main skills Carlos believes are needed for this type of work.
- He has chosen two skill headings to describe his duties – these are the main areas that he feels are most crucial to doing his job at the highest level.
- In his bullet point statements, Carlos includes the type of systems and machinery he has worked on. He also mentions a number of ways he has helped to make sure that vessels for the U.S. Navy are “ship shape”!
- In the Work History section, we see that Carlos has worked for Pacific Marine at two different points in his career. Using the functional format has helped to keep that fact from being distracting to the reader; instead, the focus is on what Carlos has done, rather than where he did it!
- To further strengthen his work history, Carlos lists his job titles in bold type.
- At the bottom of his resume, Carlos wants to make sure that the reader knows that he has graduated college. He lists his degree first, then his major, and then the name, city, and state of the college.
What else do you see that makes Carlos’s resume strong?
Carlos’s Resume Sample for a Marine Machinist position
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