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:

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Be the red tulip in a sea of yellows!

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:

Make a list and check it twice!

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).

Daniela Gomez