Tips for Blue Collar Resumes
the resume simple. Use an objective if you are just starting out. Use a profile
if you are a supervisor. Indicate specifically what line of work you are in and
what your required credentials are. Create categories for each such as
Professional Experience, Special Projects, Education, Certifications, Technical
Skills (or Expertise). If you are in a civil service position, show
recognition and awards. Show your involvement in the community. If you are in
landscaping, put up a blog so you can include the blog address on your resume as
Tips for Blue Collar Cover Letters
There are many blue collar jobs on the market.
Some job require a degree, but many require only a certificate in a specialized
area such as HVAC or auto maintenance. With
rapid, ever-changing technologies, the demand for talented engineers is always
in high. It is often said that technical professionals are not creative. But,
that is not true. Solving problems and creating technical solutions is creative
in a different way.
In your cover letter, introduce yourself, let them know why
you are interested in the position and what you have to offer their company by
highlighting what they need to know about you the most. Then point them to your
resume and ask for an interview.