It is delusional to think that a hiring manager will gauge your skills and competencies from your resume, even if you do not specifically jot them down. While hiring managers are insightful people, they hardly ever have the time to analyze work experience to derive information of your skills. Technically, doing this is a difficult thing and hiring managers do not really have time for analysis, especially when they can pick up another resume that articulately says how skilled a candidate is! Choices!
Spelling it out that you are an excellent choice for a job is the way to go. Do not mince your words when developing a skills list. In fact, let tell the employer everything about you that relates to the position that you are applying for. The more relevant information that you provide, the better your chances of being considered a good match for the position.
Your skills can be determined from your previous experiences. Look through the list of job duties that you have performed in the past, and then determine what it was that helped you perform these duties. As soon as you are done ticking off each job duty in terms of skills, you will have a sizeable list that you can place in your resume. Here are some sample of skills that a concrete pump operator should possess:
• First-hand experience in operating truck-mounted concrete boom pumps and related equipment and tools
• Highly experienced in driving concrete pumps to and from construction sites, as instructed in work orders
• Deep familiarity with evaluating site conditions and setting up concrete pump trucks appropriately
• Hands-on experience in operating concrete pump machines to place concrete in desired locations and sites
• Effectively able to load and unload concrete pumps and attachments in a safe and efficient manner
• Deep insight into concrete mix designs and handling the effects of hot and cold conditions on concrete mixes
• Demonstrated expertise in performing pre-trip inspections of concrete pumps in accordance with federal DOT regulations
• Proven record of effectively cleaning and maintaining concrete pumps and associated equipment and tools
• Exceptionally well-versed in managing post-trip inspections of concrete pumps to ensure that they comply with regulations and standards
• Competent in complying with safety regulations and precautionary measures while operating concrete pumps
• Qualified to perform both preventative and general maintenance on concrete pumps and equipment, in a bid to ensure that they work well, and to reduce chances of breaking down
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