Electrician Resume Sample

Electrician looking at the camera while using an electric meterWhen you are seeking a new electrician position, it is important to look at a perfect example of an electrician’s resume. With hundreds of other electricians looking for a new position at the same time you are, you need to make sure your resume stands out by being both informative and intriguing.

Whether you are rebuilding your resume after a while, starting from scratch with a new resume, or polishing up a relatively current document, reviewing electrician resume templates is the perfect place to begin.

12 Electrician Resume Sample(s) – 2018 (Free Downloads)

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Highlights in our Electrician Resume

Depending on how far along you are in your career, you are going to want to highlight different things.

For both beginners and advanced electricians, what is most important is to identify if you have done residential work, commercial work, or both. This information should be included in both your summary/objective, as well as in each position description.

The next thing to focus on is the type of installation, repair, and maintenance services you are familiar with. Some common services include hot tubs, whole house rewiring, security lighting, garage & shed wiring, swimming pool circuits, arc fault breakers, outlets & switches, and surge protectors. Many companies specialize in one or more of these areas, so the more of a niche you can put yourself in, the better.

For beginner electricians, focus on the actual projects, tools, equipment, and methodologies that you have experience with. Also, if you were mentored by a Chief Electrician, or had an apprenticeship, make sure to point that out in your position description.

For advanced electricians, employers aren’t looking for the tools and methodologies you have experience with, as it is assumed that you know the basics. Instead, focus on any area of specialty that you have in terms of services or projects. In addition, as you get farther along in your career, employers are for you to be able to read, and sometimes draw, blueprints and technical schematics, so make sure to include that skill. Lastly, advanced electricians should have experience leading and mentoring others.

Your resume should also be tailored to the position and company you want to work for. For example, if you are applying for a position at an electrical company that focuses on swimming pool circuits, use the cover letter to tell a story of a project that you successfully completed in that realm.

Resume Sections

1. Contact Information: Name, Address, Phone, Email
2. Profile: 1 – 3 sentences giving a broad overview of your profession, years of experience, and specific areas of specialty
3. Skills Summary/Key Skills: List key skills that you possess, that is also found in the job posting
4. Languages: Optional- If you know how to speak multiple languages, include what languages you know and your level of proficiency. This is especially important when looking for work in a cosmopolitan city.
5. Employment History: Showcase your past places of employment and include a list of your daily responsibilities. If you are new to the electrical field, you can add other employment (ex. Server, Customer Service Agent, etc.) to show you have work experience. If you have been in the industry for a while, only include your electrician experience.
6. Education/Licenses/Certifications/Relevant Coursework/Training: List any professional development, licenses, certifications, workshops, or training that you have received. Most employers don’t require their electricians to have more than a high school diploma. Keep in mind that most states require you to have an electrician license, so be sure to include that here.

Related Cover Letters

For more information on how to write and download an electrician cover letter.

Electrician Skill Sets & Responsibilities <

Whether you are just starting your electrician career, or are a seasoned veteran, employers are expecting you to be familiar with the basics. To make sure your resume is what employers are looking for, try incorporating these things:

  • Maintaining, repairing and installing wiring, controls, and lighting systems
  • Inspecting electrical components and troubleshooting them for repair
  • Following federal, state, and local building regulations
  • Testing a variety of electrical systems using specialized testing equipment
  • Preparing job sites for installation
  • Maintaining personal toolsets
  • Documenting installations, maintenance, and repairs

As you become more advanced in your career, employers are also looking for you to do the following things. Advanced electricians, try incorporating these into your resume:

  • Reading and drawing blueprints, technical diagrams, and schematics
    Directing, training, and mentoring other electricians to install, maintain, and repair electrical wiring and equipment
  • Specializing in the repair of hot tubs, swimming pool circuits, attic fans, and surge protectors

Quantifying Your Resume

Employers love hearing about numbers because it makes your previous experience sound more tangible. When writing your resume, if you can answer the questions, “How much?” or “How many?”, you should try to include that number. For instance:

  • How many homes/businesses did you service a week?
  • How much money was a building/construction project worth?
  • How many swimming pool circuits have you installed or repaired?

The Importance of Soft Skills

Although technical skills are the most important, electrician’s need to have soft skills, particularly when it comes to customer service. To show employers that you have the soft skills they are looking for, try to incorporate these into your profile, key skills, and cover letter sections:

  • Efficient
  • Troubleshooting & Diagnosing
  • Analytical
  • Written & Verbal Communication
  • Teamwork
  • Able to Multitask
  • Organized

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Action Verbs for Your Electrician Resume

Never make your professional experience sound like a passive list of daily tasks. Instead, help potential employers envision you performing the job by using these action verbs:

PrepairingConsultingMaintaining
RepairingAdheringTesting
TroubleshootingInstallingCleaning
DocumentingInterpretingObtaining
ClimbingEstimatingReading
WorkingMasteringDeveloping
CultivatingAnalyzingWiring
TrainingDirectingCommunicating
SolvingReadingApplying

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Electrician Resume Template

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Damien Smith - Resume - Electrician

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Template Resume Electrician-1232

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