The fact that you've written a resume already makes you a standout candidate, and if you can add any type of degree or diploma, that will further distinguish you. In your education section, start by listing your highest level of education first. Provide the name of the school attended, school location, and degree/diploma obtained.
Furthermore, a technical or vocational school diploma or certification, or individual course work in mathematics, blueprint reading, or welding, will make you hard to resist.
An additional sub-heading in the education section, if it applies, would be apprenticeship programs. Since they can include up to 4 years of technical instruction and on-the-job-training, if you're currently in a program, list it with the qualifier œin progress. Apprenticeships are offered by various organizations, like:
- Associated Builders and Contractors
- Home Builders Institute
- Air Conditioning Contractors of America, Inc.
Depending on your particular field, you might have information to list under another sub-heading called œlicenses, certifications and registrations, for example:
- Commercial driver's license (CDL)
- Industry competency exam offered by North American Technician Excellence
- EPA certification offered by the Refrigeration Service Engineers Society (RSES)
- The National Center for Construction Education and Research offers certifications as Mobile Crane Operator and Rigger/Signal Person
Memberships might also matter, so create that sub-heading if you're a member of a related organization like the Laborers' International Union of North America (LIUNA).