If you’ve been applying to warehouse jobs but haven’t had any luck, you may want to revisit your resume. When it comes to blue-collar work, employers tend to view resumes with very specific things in mind. Employers are increasingly seeking warehouse candidates who possess a range of hard skills, in addition to strong soft skills like communication and ability to work well with others. To truly stand out as a candidate, you’ll want to make sure your resume reflects both your hard skills and soft skills so employers know you are well-rounded. Here are three resume tips to keep in mind when applying for a warehouse position:
Highlight Key Skills
Closely examine the job to which you are applying and make sure the language in your resume highlights the relevant skills listed in the job description. Whether your skills are included in a summary of bullets at the top of your resume, or within your various job descriptions, you’ll want to make it clear that you are highly qualified for the position.
Be Specific About Your Accomplishments
Rather than provide vague descriptions of prior jobs, explain specifically what you accomplished. Employers are seeking candidates who can complete workplace tasks efficiently and effectively. Therefore, you’ll want to illustrate your qualifications through specific examples, such as “designed a new distribution process that improved productivity by 10% within one month.” Being specific about your experience will emphasize your strengths and demonstrate your competence.
Mention Additional Skills
In addition to key skills, you should include other valuable skills that may enhance your candidacy. For example, in addition to your technical work, maybe you have management experience supervising a plant when your boss was away or customer service experience dealing directly with customers. Whatever your skills are, be sure to include all your unique selling points.
Even if you think your resume is already in decent shape, it never hurts to regularly refine and tailor it for each position. With so many people applying for the same jobs, following the tips above can help you stand out from the crowd and get noticed by employers.
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