Here’s a combination resume sample for a Distribution/Warehouse worker who wants to change employers after more than 10 years with one of the big retail corporations. Ricardo (not his real name) also wrote an excellent cover letter to introduce his resume.
About This Sample Combination Resume for a Distribution/Warehouse Worker
Here are a few job search challenges that Ricardo addressed in his resume, along with a few other points of interest.
- No objective statement. Ricardo didn’t need a job objective statement at the top of his resume because he’s staying in the same line of work he’s been doing for the last seven years. Instead, he used that valuable space to write a strong Summary statement to highlight his career history.
- Technical Skills. The Technical Skills section is key because it serves as a snapshot of Ricardo’s profession. Notice that he listed his skills with warehouse equipment in one column and his skills with office equipment in another column.
- History. Ricardo’s employment history for the last 12 years has been all at one company, however, he worked at two different locations. Notice how he grouped his three promotions under the company name, and listed the locations next to the job titles. By making this information clear and easy to read, Ricardo helped his reader see that he is an organized person.
- Skill headings. This resume uses the combination resume format, which means it groups achievement statements under skill headings. Ricardo chose skills that define the work he enjoys doing and that he knows the employer values.
- Job post wording. Most of the wording in the three statements under Teamwork was taken directly from the job post Ricardo was targeting. By using the post’s exact words, Ricardo felt sure he would pass the initial screening for that aspect of the job. Of course, he didn’t want to do that sort of copying for his entire resume. But for just a few statements, it was quite effective.
- No Education section. Ricardo didn’t go to college and he has never taken any seminars or workshops, so he didn’t put an Education section on his resume.
- Page 1 of 1. “Page 1 of 1” is a way of saying “The End” of Ricardo’s resume. Without it, his reader might think that there was a page 2 that got lost. If his one-page resume had ended with an Education section, “Page 1 of 1” wouldn’t have been necessary since many people end their resumes with an Education section.