Here’s a solid resume sample for a millwright that uses the achievement style format to present the job seeker’s achievements. Let’s see why he chose this format, and how it helps his resume to stand out in the job search market!
About this Resume Sample
After many years of working in Portland, Maine, Harry (not his real name) got a job in a small town outside of the “Big City.” He now wants to return to work in Portland. How does he present his skills and experience in a way that will please a hiring person and get him the job he wants where he wants it?
- Because a millwright’s work is nearly the same wherever he goes, Harry has chosen to move his work history to the bottom of his resume and to use the Achievement format for his resume.
- Harry does not need to include a lengthy Job Objective statement. His Objective is just one word!
- His Summary section is also short and sweet.
- Harry includes five statements in the Relevant Experience section. Even though he is still working as a millwright, he uses the past tense to tell the reader “I’ve been there and done that, and I can do it for you!”
- Four of the five statements are more general in stating what he has done; the fifth statement describes a process that Harry led that saved the company $20,000 per year – that’s quite a savings! It’s smart of Harry to show the reader that what he has done has led to great results.
- The resume also includes a separate section called Machine Abilities. The types of machines that Harry can use are listed in a table format for quick and easy reading.
- Listing only the years that he has worked at each job, Harry closes the short-term gap in his work history, which is when he moved from Portland to Teasdale, Maine.
Take another look at Harry’s resume to see what else makes it special!
Harry’s Resume Sample for a Millwright Job
More Resume Help
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