The competition is constantly on for people looking for a job in the automotive industry – there are resumes to build and cover letters to write and neither can be done without painstakingly bending down on your computer!
The best way to go about building an entry level automotive technician resume is to first write a core one and then use it as a base for targeted ones. Difficult?
In the beginning, maybe it will seem a bit jarring. However, once you are done with a basic resume, you will thank your lucky stars that made you do this, as and when you write targeted ones.
A game plan is essential when writing an entry level resume. Let us give you the game plan:
• Prepare a core (basic) resume
• Research requirements of each job that you intend to apply to
• Customize each spin off resume in accordance to the requirements that you have researched
There! You have a game plan now! Easy, right?
But remember that there are computerized systems out there that screen resumes before a human gets to them. Your resume needs to have the power words to pass both computer and human testing. Here is an example of an entry level automotive technician’s resume for your reference:
Entry Level Automotive Technician Resume (No Experience)
28 Main Street ● Renville, MN 33621 ● (000) 142-4212 ● kevinb @ email . com
High-energy individual with extensive knowledge of performing diagnosis and repair tasks on a diverse range of automobiles. Hands-on experience in using a wide variety of machinery and tools for troubleshooting automotive problems.
HIGHLIGHTS OF QUALIFICATIONS
• Demonstrated ability to diagnose malfunctions by using dedicated testing equipment
• Familiar with estimating repair and maintenance costs, based on knowledge of parts and industry labor
• Comprehensive knowledge of using voltage and current meters to test spark plugs and ignitions
• Able to handle troubleshooting of electronic automobile brake systems
Lithia Auto Stores, Renville, MN | 6/2014 to 9/2014
• Assisted in performing checks on vehicles to determine cause of problem
• Provided support in performing general and preventative maintenance
• Documented cause of vehicular malfunctions and recommended appropriate repairs
• Handled tire replacements and rotations and fluid filling and checking
• Repaired defective ball joint suspensions and wheel bearings
• Tuned engines and assisted in installing, repairing and troubleshooting air conditioning and heating systems
Diploma: Automobile Engineering, CITY COLLEGE, Renville, MN, 2014