Hiring managers spend less than half a minute to skim a general laborer resume; so your resume and you have only some seconds to impress the employer. Your resume should set the tone of professionalism as well as enthusiasm concisely explaining your skills and capabilities. As duties of a general laborer may vary depending on the nature of the hiring organization, therefore, it very important to tailor your resume per requirements of prospective employer.

Following is a good sample resume for General Laborer position. You are free to modify it as per job requirements and your skills. Also use this General Laborer Cover Letter to complete your job application package.

See also:

  1. General Laborer Skills for Resume
  2. General Laborer Objectives

General Laborer Resume Sample 1 (For Experienced Candidates)


Carl Gibson

450 Galaxy Ave ● Roseville, CA 43009 ● (006) 555-8888 ● carl @ email . com


SUMMARY: Energized, attentive professional offering 5+ years’ extensive experience in manual laborer work. Particularly effective in merchandize packing and transportation, terrain smoothing, scaffolding and digging. A hardworking individual who is known for implementing the work orders perfectly.


• Forklift/Pallet Jack• Roof paneling• Inventory management
• Supplies management• Building maintenance• Packing and shipping
• Quality control• Waste disposal• Housekeeping
• Heavy lifting• Loading and unloading• Power equipment operation


General Laborer | Mission United Warehouse, Roseville, CA | 9/2011 – Present

• Transport merchandise between receiving stations
• Maintain relevant inventories
• Lift, carry and pack merchandise
• Check merchandise for damage and perform repairing tasks before dispatching for shipping

Key Achievements:
• Exceeded production quota at the warehouse by 30% through application of efficient strategies for speedy and high quality production
• Fixed a minor forklift pallet jack issue and saved the warehouse from big repair costs

Laborer | Carus Corporation, Roseville, CA | 5/2009 – 9/2011

• Operated industrial power machinery efficiently
• Carryout digging, leveling and paneling tasks as per requirement
• Assisted in construction and building maintenance tasks

Key Achievements:
• Assembled scaffolding for a whole floor independently when staff was short
• Demonstrated OSHA safety guidelines compliance at the warehouse and implemented the same

R.J HIGH SCHOOL, Roseville, CA – 2009
High School Diploma

• Valid Driver’s License
• Computer applications, Data input


General Laborer Resume Sample 2


55 Example Street
Minnetonka, MN 21212
 JOHN DOE(999) 999-9999
john @ email . com

Objective: Seeking a General Laborer position with a reputed company utilizing exceptional physical abilities, great attention to detail and superb technical skills.

Key Qualifications
• Over 3 years of practical experience as a laborer
• Demonstrated ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure using whole numbers, common fractions and decimals
• Eager to follow oral and written instructions
• Profound ability to communicate in personal and small group situations to customers and employees of the organization

Work Experience

General Laborer, May 2008 – Jan 2010
TruGreen – Minnetonka, MN
• Assisted operation of general site vehicles and tools; water trucks, pick up trucks, sweepers, mowers, trimming equipment, etc.
• Cleaned up work areas
• Performed general office maintenance such as minor repairs and changing light bulbs
• Directed traffic
• Performed painting and janitorial work
• Fueled vehicles and equipment
• Cleaned track on track type tools
• Installed temporary wind fences
• Followed all safety policies and procedures
• Performed other job-related duties as assigned

G.E.D | CITY SCHOOL. Minnetonka, MN – 2007

• Good customer service and communication skills
• Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously
• Flexible, adaptable and teamwork oriented

References available on request