When you apply for a labourer job, previous experience is God-sent. Lack of it can pose a few problems, but only if you are applying for a position that requires you to be experienced. For entry level jobs, lack of experience is probably a good sign. Why, you ask? For the simple reason that if a company wants an experienced individual, they will advertise it that way! Believe it or not, many companies want inexperienced people to work for them so that they can train them according to their own procedures. The rawer you are, the better your chances of gelling into the company hierarchy!
So make your lack of experience your strength when writing a resume and move on. Just remember that you are being hired for your fresh take on the world and the fact that you will be more open to training than someone who already knows the job. However, if you have managed a short stint in a company (like an internship or an apprenticeship), make sure that you mention it in your resume. This will provide employers with an idea on how much money and time they will need to train you. Of course, the lower the cost, the better your chances!
Here is a resume sample for a fresh labourer who has no experience in hand.
5858 Amanda Avenue ● Nashville, TN 58965 ● (000) 142-1241 ● maksol @email .com
Summary: Physically dexterous, hardworking and industrious Labourer with a deep interest in handling demanding physical work such as preparing worksites for construction and operating construction equipment. Safety-minded and exceptionally well-organized individual with a commendable background and training in handling construction work.
• Proficient in shoveling cement and other materials into cement mixers and efficiently pouring and spreading concrete
• Adept at operating construction equipment in a safe and efficient way an in accordance to relevant legislations
• Deep insight into disposing off sewage in accordance to waste management procedures
• Competent at performing general and preventative maintenance on tools and equipment by following set regulatory standards
SKILLS & KNOWLEDGE
|Safe Equipment Operations||Traffic Flow Control||Garbage Disposal|
|Workplace Safety||Power Tools Operation||Heavy Equipment Transport|
|Materials Management||Troubleshooting||Gauge Reading|
NASHVILLE HIGH SCHOOL, Nashville, TN – 2016
High School Diploma
CORRPRO COMPANIES, Nashville, TN (6/2015 to 12/2015)
• Cleared worksites by removing debris and hazardous items
• Erected traffic cones and diversion signs to direct traffic away from work zones
• Dug trenches and loaded cement into mixers and grinders
• Spread cement on surfaces and ensured it was properly leveled
• Signaled equipment operators to help then align and adjust machinery
• Assisted in performing preventative and general maintenance on machinery and tools
EXCELLENT REFERENCES available.