Builder Resume Examples And Tips

The average resume reviewer spends between 5 to 7 seconds looking at a single resume, which leaves the average job applicant with roughly six seconds to make a killer first impression. Thanks to this, a single typo or error on your resume can disqualify you right out of the gate.

At Zippia, we went through over 19,537 Builder resumes and compiled some information about how best to optimize them. Here are some suggestions based on what we found, divided by the individual sections of the resume itself.

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Five Key Resume Tips For Landing a Builder Job:

Relevant Experience
Make sure that the jobs, experience, and accolades that you do include are relevant to the position you’re applying for.
The Right Skills
This is a great time to run wild with those keywords found in the job description. If they’re looking for someone with Customer Service, be sure to list it as a skill.
Quantifiable Achievements
Achievements and awards relevant to the position speak louder than a high GPA, especially if you can quantify your achievement with a number.
Your Unique Qualities
Recruiters and hiring managers are looking at hundreds of resumes. Let yours stand out, and try not to sound too boring.
Strong Content
If you’ve had a lot of jobs, this shouldn’t necessarily be a list of all of them. This is a document designed to market you to a potential employer, so choose the strongest content.

How To Write a Builder Resume

Contact Information
First things first — employers only spend about six seconds looking at resumes before they decide to keep them or throw them away, so you should definitely let them know whose it is.
Commute and relocation are things that employers take into consideration when sifting through candidates, so provide your current address in your resume header so that employers have an idea of where you are in relation to their office.
LinkedIn Profile
If you feel that a link to your social media profile could further your standing as a candidate, go ahead and include it. This doesn’t mean you should throw in a link to your hilarious Twitter profile, but instead provide your LinkedIn profile.
Professional Summary (Objective)
Career objective statements are one of the most overlooked pieces of otherwise stellar resumes. It’s not that every Builder CV out there needs one — it’s just that the ones that really do need them typically never think to include them.
The goal of this section is simple: to summarize the resume in a few short sentences. Through your resume summary you enable employers to quickly learn whether you are a good match for the job. Here are a few things to keep in mind when writing a professional summary:
Keep it short: it should be 4 sentences max
Highlight your most impressive skills or achievements

Not sure which skills are really important?

3 Big Tips For Listing Skills On Your Resume
Make sure to only include your hard skills on your resume. In addition, include the most in-demand builder skills. Below we have listed the top skills for a builder : The more keywords your resume can “match,” the more likely it is that your resume will be selected for review by human eyes.
Top Skills for a Builder
Here are a few key points of to keep in mind while writing your skills section:
Include between 6 to 12 skills
Make sure to only include hard skills
Highlight your most impressive skills or achievements
How much work experience does the average builder candidate have?
The average builder resume contains 3.0 years of work experience.
Write your work experience section in a way that embraces your builder skills. Sounds easier said than done? Take a look at how other people have done it. Below are real examples from builder resumes that people have included in their work experience section to demonstrate their knowledge of key skills:
Pallet Builder

Candidate Info

Years In Workforce
Years As a Builder
Certificate - Construction Management
  • Lead truss builder, ran cutting saw, inventory of wood stick , maintenance around the shop
  • Install plumbing, engines, pumps and all under floor mechanical items for yachts Install fiberglass windows, doors and towers
  • Assemble bulkheads and stringers to be mated to fiberglass hulls.
  • Stacked and wrapped pallets for shipments to Home Depot stores throughout New England.
  • Cut head, sills and jambs for doors and windows aluminum and vinyl.
Painter Helper (Part-Time)

Candidate Info

Years In Workforce
Years As a Builder
Bachelor's Degree
Bachelor's Degree - Biology
  • Polished painted surfaces with sandpaper, pumice, rough, wax, and other finishing materials.
  • Prepare aircraft skins for application of chemical etching or by power abrading using a jitterbug sander and Scotch-Brite.
  • Verify the aircraft is ready for exterior finish by selling in process inspections as required to Boeing quality insurance and customers.8.
  • Prepared worksites for the welders, cleaned welds, and ensured supplies were readily available.
  • Assisted Pipe Fitters and Welders in carrying equipment, cutting, grinding, sanding, and cleaning pipes.

Candidate Info

Years In Workforce
Years As a Builder
Bachelor's Degree
Bachelor's Degree - Computer Science
  • Created vector mat designs and operated CNC Wizard mat-cutting machine.
  • Worked with the Dry Mount machine and the mat cutting wizard.
  • Learned to work a lot with a tape measure and a Wizard mat cutter, and a dry mounting machine.
  • Cut mats on a wizard machine and put together artwork into frames.
  • Produce mat layouts and creative cuts with Wizard Mat cutter.
Stock Receiver (Part-Time)

Candidate Info

Years In Workforce
Years As a Builder
Associate's Degree
Associate's Degree - History
  • Process incoming store shipment, sort and prep for accurate placement.
  • Unload Trucks Sort and stock merchandise Perform audits Pick and package online orders and label to ship through UPS.
  • Examine articles for defects and sort articles according to extent of defect.
  • Unloaded between 1000 to 2000 units and sorted to distribute to designated departments.
  • Sorted out received items and made piles according to types of materials.
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As a builder, you may wonder exactly how your education section should look. Builder roles often require a High School Diploma degree or higher, so the majority of builder resumes that we looked at contained a high school diploma degree.
As shown above, the Education section can be very brief. However make sure to include the following:
The name of the school you attended
The year you attended
Your major
Your GPA
The level of education you attained

Builder Salary

Did your resume land you an interview? Be prepared to talk salary.

How To Answer "What Are Your Salary Requirements"

When you are ready to send your resume to employers, it's important to be aware of the current market conditions for Builders. Salary can vary based on factors such as location, company, and industry. Check out our detailed salary information for Builders to learn more.

Average Employee Salary
Min 10%
Median 50%
Max 90%