In recent years increasing amounts of trucking companies have requested that their job candidates submit their resumes online via email or through the company website, speeding up the application process. Below are several suggestions to take into consideration when reviewing your resume before submitting to an employer.
Your resume should begin with highlights of your skills and accomplishments within your objective statement and summary. Use the impressive points of your career to grab the attention of potential employers by creating a brief sentence for the summary of your qualifications. Your objective statement should explain what type of job you are looking for and how you can be an asset to the company. Whether it is your hazmat qualifications, commercial-license extras, or special skills like inventory and customer service experience employers are looking for job candidates with an exceptional and diverse background.
Make sure to be in depth with your employment history and keep it relevant by only highlighting the past 10 years starting with your most recent position. Include the name of the company, the type of business, and a description of your day to day responsibilities. Be honest and up front with any and all information regarding previous employment as the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration requires. DAC reports are also used by commercial truck employers in accordance with Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations to inform employers of any un-reported incidents. Additionally, periods of unemployment should be referenced in this section.
Setting yourself apart to garner attention from potential employers should be your goal. Knowing the benefits of having a finely tuned resume can speak volumes to the character of the trucking job seeker, especially if they want to potentially reach a management position. Distinguish yourself and don’t wait to find your exciting new truck driver job.