Here is a great chronological resume sample for a plumber. This job seeker has done plumbing for many types of jobs, including solar installations. He is part of the new “green energy” world, and wants to let us know it! Let’s see what else makes this resume strong!
About this Resume Sample
Matthew (not his real name) uses the chronological format to show that he has a solid work history as a plumber. What are some other ways he makes his resume shine?
- Matthew lists his job title at the top of the resume, right after his name. He wants to make sure that the reader knows right away what type of work he does!
- Within his time at The Solar Station, Matthew has done different kinds of plumbing work. He uses bold type to catch the reader’s eye and to tell us what types of plumbing he has done.
- Many of Matthew’s bullet point statements include the names of the clients and projects he was hired to work on. These statements also have sub-points that go into even more detail about the work he did for each client.
- He also uses numbers to tell us how many units were in the buildings he was hired to work on, as well as the sizes of water heaters, pipe, and other numbers that help the reader to understand the scope of the projects he has completed.
- Instead of an Education section, Matthew uses “Previous experience includes” as a way to show us where he started in his training to become a plumber.
- See what else you can find that makes Matthew’s resume a winner!
Resume Example for a Plumber
More Resume Help
To get more good advice on how to write a chronological resume (or one of the other two types of resumes: functional and combination), read The Damn Good Resume Guide, Fifth Edition (Ten-Speed Press) by Yana Parker and Beth Brown. This book holds everything you need to know to write a great resume.