Writing a resume can be a daunting task for even the most seasoned job-seeker, and many people simply dont know where to start. This set-up welding apprentice resume sample can give you a good idea of what an effective resume should look like. It has been expertly-written to help you avoid making careless mistakes that have the potential to compromise your job search.
This summary is far too short, and does a terrible job at selling the applicant. A well-written summary should essentially function as an overview of your professional background. It should give the reader insight into your employment history, while emphasizing your qualifications. If the applicant leaves this summary in its current state, he will be virtually indistinguishable from other job-seekers. Wrong: Experienced welder with strong leadership and relationship-building skills. Right: Professional and experienced welder with strong leadership and relationship-building skills seeking to employ dynamic skill set in a new environment. Extensive experience using a heating and cutting torch as well as a carbon arc. Vast knowledge of set-up techniques and procedures in a variety of mining settings. Ability to work well independently or with others.
The accomplishments section of this resume has one major flaw it does not list actual accomplishments. The applicant lists past responsibilities, and the information is better suited for the work experience section of the resume. This section should be eliminated and the information should be transferred elsewhere. Transfer to Experience: Accomplishments
Revise Experience Section
This resumes experience section suffers from many different issues. First of all, it is far too short, and does not do an adequate job of explaining the applicants previous roles and responsibilities. He should also avoid including information about resignations and terminations. If an employer desires this information, they will more than likely ask for it during the interview. Since all of these roles were fulfilled at the same place, the applicant should consider combining these job descriptions. Wrong: Set-up Apprentice 02/2013 ? 09/2013 P&H Mining Milwaukee, WI
Large Weld Floater 08/2012 ? 02/2013 P&H Mining Milwaukee, WI
P&H Mining’s training welder 06/2012 ? 08/2012 Aerotec Milwaukee, WI
Right: Set-up Apprentice 02/2013 ? 09/2013 P&H Mining Milwaukee, WI
The right version is far more concise, but it could still benefit from additional information.
Remove Irrelevant Information
This resume includes a substantial amount of irrelevant and unnecessary information. The final job in the experience section should be removed since he only worked there for two weeks. The education section includes information that was just listed in the experience section. Remove: Machine Operator 03/2012 ? 06/2012 Marini Tool & Die Racine, WI
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