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It doesn’t matter what trade you are in these days, you need a resume if you are looking for assistance from a job placement officer. Whether it is heavy equipment operations, crane operations or truck driving, it is the resume that first introduces you to any potential employers.
A good resume doesn’t have to be sophisticated, it really only needs three components:
Who you are: obviously a potential employer wants to know a little about you so a resume normally starts with your name and address and contact telephone number.
What you can do: this is the meat of your resume and one of the first places a prospective employer will go to. Knowing the skills and how to present them is important – the following is a brief but good example:
- Running, maneuvering, navigating, or driving equipment.
- Inspecting equipment, structures, or materials to identify the cause of errors or other problems or defects.
Your Qualifications: this is just a simple list of your qualifications and where and when you obtained them. This is where you would list and licenses such as a CDL or crane operators certificate.
Building a resume is not difficult and most job placement officers can help you out. What you need is a clear list of what you can do and what qualifications you hold. Job placement officers can help you find employment – you need to help them first and a good resume is a great start.