Building a HVAC Technician Resume

In an industry that has such a promising future and such low entry barriers, how do you think you are better than the next in the line? Do you know how long a recruiter even looks at your resume? The magic number is anything between 6 and 15 seconds! Within this time, the fate of your employment will be somewhat shifted. You may either be called for an interview or you will fail to impress. So if you are wondering how to tip the scales in your favor then you need to grab the recruiter’s attention while you still have time!

In an industry that has such a promising future and such low entry barriers, how do you think you are better than the next in the line? Do you know how long a recruiter even looks at your resume? The magic number is anything between 6 and 15 seconds! Within this time, the fate of your employment will be somewhat shifted. You may either be called for an interview or you will fail to impress. So if you are wondering how to tip the scales in your favor then you need to grab the recruiter’s attention while you still have time!

When you graduate freshly from an HVAC training institute, the first thing you need to focus on is to get certifications, some on-the-job experience and working knowledge of as many associated equipments as possible. All these things together will make your resume look technically strong which gives you a better chance at an interview.

 

Writing your resume for relevant industry doesn’t have to be a chore. It is a great way to tell your employers-to-be how you really make a worthy part of their organizational structure. To achieve this, you can use this information to build your resume.

Credentials and Educational Qualification

In this part, you need to clearly list about the certifications that you hold and the education that you have received in the HVAC field. Write the names of schools, colleges and institutes that you have attended. If you have ever been a part of seminar or a related conference, mention that too. You can also use this space to mention the license that you hold or if you have had the opportunity to take workshops that have upgraded your skills. This is one of the most important sections of the resume so take some time to think of everything that you can add here, without overstuffing and of course, overselling!

 

Practical Experience

This section is dedicated to all the positions that you have held in your career as an HVAC specialist. Include all the pertinent details of your employer, the duration of employment, location and your key duties as well as responsibilities. If you have ever made a significant achievement in your professional career, this is the right place to write about it. If you are freshly out of training school and still looking for that breakthrough then you can add your experience as an apprentice, if you had any. On-the-job trainings are the best way to gain some practical experience; it makes you a much stronger candidate than the one who lacks experience. So if you have it, flaunt it!

 

Additional Skills

This section will include all the years that you have worked in this industry and the skills that you have acquired as an HVAC specialist. Your skills may include customer service, repair and servicing of systems, sales expertise, administrative skills etc. Just think of something that seems relevant to the job you are applying for and list them under this section.

 

Tweak it

When writing your career goals, you need to align them as per the needs and expectations of the company you are applying for. Tailor your resume to make it look organic, in the sense that you are an ideal fit for their organization in every way. If you are able to convince them at this stage that you are perfect, interview remains but a formality!

Once you have the technical details sorted, what more can you do to make your resume eye-catchy? Follow these tips to make your resume more interesting.

 

HVAC Resume Best Practices and Tips

You can follow these best practices to make your resume crisp and professional:

 

Basic format tips

  • 12-point font
  • Times New Roman
  • Avoid Bolds, underlining and italics
  • Always use plain white sheet of paper

 

Resume Writing Tips

  • A resume should always be without errors so don’t forget to proofread
  • Include extra-curricular and volunteer activities that can include some community work in the neighborhood, repairing work that you did around at home proficiently, any other skills etc.
  • Limit your resume to a single page, preferably. Hence, keep it short If you really want to highlight some important skills that are pertinent to HVAC industry, use the summary section in your resume. 

Follow these guidelines for success

    • Ask yourself what special skills you hold that can add weight to your resume and are relevant to your industry
    • What certificates/licenses you hold and what seminars and workshops have you attended to upgrade your skills
    • Have you ever received any honors or rewards? If yes, mention them here. You can also take the liberty of briefly describing the achievement if it is not self-explanatory.

 

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