Your resume is a reflect your experience as a builder. This can include job duties
such as Construction Management, Proposal Development,
On- Site Supervision, Finish Carpentry or Drywall skills depending on whether you
are a Manager, Site Foreman or Laborer. Here are some tips to design a builder's
resume. Do not miss to include the summary of your core competencies, strengths
and quantifiable accomplishments.
Your resume must show how you worked towards reducing the cost of construction while
creating a fine structure for the clients.
Bold and enlarge your name at the top.
Keep the sections lined up and consistent.
Use an Arial or Times New Roman font (or similar).
Font size shouldn't be smaller than 11pt or larger than 12pt, except for your Name and Headings.
Do not include pronouns such as "I," company street addresses, salary, or reasons for leaving.
Two-page resume: be sure to fill the second page at least halfway down the page
Place “Continued” at the bottom of page one, and your name and “Page 2” at the top of page two.
Use graphics sparingly unless you are in a creative field.
It is safe to use a border and shading
Leave out personal data, photos, and unrelated hobbies, unless you are an actor/actress or model.
If you spell out the state in your address, such as New York, spell out the states for your jobs.
Proof, proof, and proof again
This is the most commonly used resume format. It is straightforward, and easily
traces a candidate's career path and progression in a given field. Experience and
accomplishments are listed in reverse chronological order, with the most recent
job positioned first. Because it leaves little to the imagination and makes it difficult
to hide employment gaps, the chronological resume is the most preferred format of
employers and recruiters.