You can never be sure which part of a resume appeals most to a prospective employer. So it is best to make sure that all resume sections are properly charted out and elaborated on. Especially the skills section which plays an important role in an employer deciding that he wants to hire you – or someone else.
Your skills are your best assets to get the job that you have strived so hard for. If you are a problem-solver and a positive attitude, they count towards your skills set. And if you possess exceptional communication skills and self-confidence, these do too. It is up to you to chart out your own soft skills and ones that are related to the job for which you are applying. Once you have done a thorough self-analysis, you will have no trouble writing them on your resume.
However, there is a certain way that you need to write them so they appear “workable” in a resume. By simply stating that you can do something, you may not be believed – but if you say it in a profound manner, you will be able to communicate your abilities clearly. Evidence of skills is probably the top priority of a hiring manager who is looking for a perfect employee.
Here are examples of skills as they should be placed on a resume:
Sample Skills for Construction Worker Resume
• Highly skilled in providing logistic support in erecting structures and performing demolition work
• Demonstrated expertise in preparing work sites by clearing worksites by removing debris and hazardous materials
• Deeply familiar with reading and interpreting blueprints and building plans to ensure appropriate construction planning
• Exceptionally well-versed in installing structures and fixtures including walls, floors and doorframes
• Proficient in measuring distances using grade stakes, drive stakes and tight-line stretching procedures
• Adept at bolting, nailing, aligning and blocking under forms and structures
• Familiar with handle physical work including digging trenches, laying pipes, backfilling excavations and compacting soil
• Competent in loading and unloading items and equipment to and from delivery trucks in a safe and efficient manner
• Qualified to signal equipment operators to facilitate alignment, movement and adjustment of machinery, equipment and materials
• Frist-hand experience in laying down ground rules for workplace and worker safety
• Proven ability to apply caulking compounds by hand or with caulking guns
• Hands-on experience in sawing lumber, dismantling forms, removing projections and mounting pipe hangers
• Special talent for leveling earth to fine grade specifications, in a bid to prepare construction sites