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Have you ever wondered how you could increase your chances of getting hired? The best way is to improve your resume, which is the first impression that a hiring manager gets from you. Refer to this Service Technician resume sample with suggestions from expert resume builders to identify potential areas of modification for your own resume.
Use bullet points for your role descriptions
Bullets points are much easier to read for the busy hiring manager. Instead of telling a story, use 5-8 bullet points for each position to describe in detail what your daily role consisted of. WRONG: When I was six years old I started going on service calls with my father. I learned basic skills including job safety, and tool usage. As a child I spent many hours in the shop assisting my father with bending sheet metal, and installation prep work. During this time I acquired the basic skills, including but not limited to the art of hard work and flexibility. RIGHT:
Choose active verbs
Using active verbs at the beginning of each bullet point allows you to highlight your skill set. It also helps you avoid redundancy. For example, there is no need to repeat as head residential installer, because the bullet points are under the position Head Installer already. WRONG: Head Installer
RIGHT: Head Installer
Keep chronological order
If there were mergers and changes at the company, you may list them concisely in your resume. However, do not use valuable space that is there for the description of your roles and responsibilities. In addition, if you have been holding two positions for the same amount of time at the same company, simply combine them to save space. WRONG: February 2012 to Current Airtech Fresno, CA Head Installer
February 2012 to Current Airtech Fresno , CA Service tech
August 2010 to March 2012 Rex Services Clovis, CA Service Tech
RIGHT: February 2012 to Current Airtech Fresno, CA Head Installer/ Service Tech
August 2010 to March 2012 Rex Services (merged with Airtech in 2012) Clovis, CA Service Tech
Double and triple check for misspellings
Especially beware of words that sound similarly but are spelled completely differently. For example, final walk threw should be spelled final walk through. Similarly, take care of capitalizations in a consistent manner. If you have written Service Tech once, it should not be written Service tech right above it. Want more help building your own resume? Use QuintCareer’s Resume Builder that allows you to create a stellar resume within minutes.