Faizah Imani reports:
"When going for a job with a trucking company, having previous trucking experience increases your chances of getting hired. One way to show off your truck driving experience is to put together a professional resume. Creating this document is easy. The goal is to keep your resume specific to the job you are applying for. For trucking jobs, that means tailoring your resume so that it 'sells' your skills and abilities to potential trucking employers...Put your name and contact information at the top of the resume. Format your name so that it is the largest text on the page. If you have an e-mail address, be sure to include it in your contact information...Add an 'Objective' section that expresses your intentions to potential employers, while briefly mentioning your experience. If you are seeking another truck driver position, you might say your objective is, 'To utilize my 15 years of over-the-road driving experience with an established trucking company.'...Create a 'Skills' section to list important skills you possess that are relevant to the job. An example of good skills to list for a truck driving job include time management, logging miles, over[-]the[-]road driving, loading and unloading and managing inventory...Include a 'Professional Experience' section to include your job history. In this section, list your employment experience for the past 10 years. It is OK to list more than 10 years of experience as long as the resume does not exceed one page. In the experience section, include the employer's name, your job title and dates of employment...Add a bulleted list of accomplishments under each job listing. These accomplishment statements tell potential employers exactly what your job responsibilities were and how well you handled those responsibilities...Include an 'Education & Certifications' section to document your educational background and relevant training. Place your commercial driver's license credential here, if you are seeking a job that requires a CDL. If listing a CDL, state the name of the CDL school you attended, the year of completion and your CDL classification."
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