What makes a riveting resume?
Here’s a list of what to include in your resume to make you stand out to our clients for potential hire:
1. Current employer is a commercial mechanical (HVAC and plumbing) construction company.
2. Consistent employment within the mechanical (HVAC and plumbing) industry.
3. Stable work-history.
4. Completion of large projects in commercial (high rises, stadiums, commercial buildings) and/or public works (schools, hospitals, airports, etc.).
5. Details of completed commercial/public works projects (include additional details such as project size, systems installed, building owner, general contractor, year). This is the most common area missing in resumes!
6. Career-progression with increasing responsibilities (internal promotions are most favorable).
7. Federal, state, and local codes and safety knowledge.
8. Industry-specific licenses, certifications, and/or training (Apprenticeship, Journeyman, E.I.T., P.E., etc.) and/or affiliations (LEED, ASHRAE, ASPE, local unions, etc.).
9. Hands-on field experience in commercial sheet metal, piping, or plumbing construction.
10. Bachelor’s in Mechanical Engineering and/or Construction Management.
11. Industry-specific technical knowledge working with construction applications designed for project management, estimating, design, and/or detailing (AutoCAD, Revit, Navisworks, BlueBeam, etc.).
12. Volunteer experience.
While there are a few exceptions, we typically pass when employee resumes include:
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1. Withholding information such as current or previous employer(s).
2. Not showing chronological work-history.
3. Frequent job changes.
4. In and out of industry.
5. Large employment gaps.
6. Mainly small/residential and/or industrial oil and gas project experience.
7. Large focus on salary.
8. Inaccurate information (ie: dates on resume don’t match past resume or LinkedIn profile).