If you’re looking for a blue-collar job, it’s just as important to have a resume that stands out as it would be if you were looking for a white-collar job.
The example blue-collar resumes shown on this page were written for accomplished individuals seeking a variety of blue-collar positions: a one-page resume for an automotive technician and two two-page resumes, one for an aircraft mechanic and the other for a warehouse manager.
A blue-collar job is most commonly defined as a type of work that involves manual labor. Blue-collar workers are often found in manufacturing, construction, and agriculture industries, but there are many other types of blue-collar jobs as well. A white-collar job, on the other hand, is most commonly defined as a professional position that generally does not involve manual labor. White-collar workers are often found in corporate settings.
The term “blue collar” is thought to have come from the blue uniforms worn by many manual workers in the early 20th century. Today, of course, blue-collar workers do not always wear blue uniforms, just as “white collar” professionals don’t always wear white shirts.
While blue-collar jobs are sometimes considered to be less skilled than white-collar jobs, this is not often the case. There are many blue-collar jobs that require a high level of skill and experience. One of the most common mistakes on a blue-collar resume is writing a generic resume that isn’t well focused and doesn’t highlight the skills and experience required for the job.
The blue-collar resumes shown here are great examples illustrating that a blue-collar resume can be just as impressive as a white-collar resume. Notice especially how these examples are filled with accomplishments and value add. Just as with any position, when an employer hires for a blue-collar position, they are making an investment. Your resume should clearly communicate how you will deliver a profitable return on that investment.
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