Dispatcher 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 80,622 Dispatcher 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 Dispatcher 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 Dispatch Drivers, 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 Dispatcher 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 Dispatcher 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 dispatcher skills. Below we have listed the top skills for a dispatcher : 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 Dispatcher
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
We compared 80,622 resume examples and job offers and found that the average experience required for a dispatcher job required by employers is 0.5 years.
How much work experience do employers want to see?
The average dispatcher job listing asks for 0.5 years of work experience.
How much work experience does the average dispatcher candidate have?
The average dispatcher resume contains 4.0 years of work experience.
Write your work experience section in a way that embraces your dispatcher skills. Sounds easier said than done? Take a look at how other people have done it. Below are real examples from dispatcher resumes that people have included in their work experience section to demonstrate their knowledge of key skills:
Gas Plant Dispatcher

Candidate Info

Years In Workforce
Years As a Dispatcher
Associate's Degree
Associate's Degree - Education
  • Preform employee orientation, development, and training logistics to new hires.
  • Arrange for delivery, assembly, and distribution of supplies or parts to expedite flow of material to meet production schedules.
  • Collaborate with other operators to solve and troubleshoot process problems.
  • Participated in the troubleshooting, maintenance, and repair of aircraft engines, control systems, associated assemblies, and components.
Emergency Medical Dispatcher

Candidate Info

Years In Workforce
Years As a Dispatcher
Bachelor's Degree
Bachelor's Degree - Real Estate
  • Allocate EMS resources properly, Use appropriate decision making and approved protocols.
  • Provide patients lifesaving instructions and pre ambulance arrival instructions according to National Academy of Emergency Medical Dispatch protocol.
  • Cross trained as a dispatcher and received the Emergency Medical Dispatcher (EMD) certification.
  • Enter data into computer-aided dispatch (CAD) system accurately.
  • Attended meetings with EMS partners and customers as necessary.
Police Communications Dispatcher

Candidate Info

Years In Workforce
Years As a Dispatcher
High School Diploma
High School Diploma
  • Assist customers with over the phone EMD instructions.
  • Provide First Aid and/or CPR instructions over the phone when needed.
  • Worked with on duty field crew supervisor in resolving problems involving field crew members and or clients as needed.
  • Communicate with other law enforcement agencies via VCIN/NCIC teletype terminal.
  • Tested and adjusted communication and alarm systems, and reported malfunctions to maintenance units.
Security Guards Dispatcher

Candidate Info

Years In Workforce
Years As a Dispatcher
High School Diploma
High School Diploma
  • Monitor CCTVS' of over 20 cameras for any suspicious activity.
  • Trained in CCTV monitoring and operations, Toco Roving using wands and chips.
  • Assist a total of three desks that included cameras, and employee access.
  • Foot patrol * Monitor CCTV * Write DARs and incident reports * Securing buildings * Employee access control
  • Observe and report all security breaches, monitor CCTV cameras at all times.
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As a dispatcher, you may wonder exactly how your education section should look. Dispatcher roles often require a High School Diploma degree or higher, so the majority of dispatcher 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

Dispatcher 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 Dispatchers. Salary can vary based on factors such as location, company, and industry. Check out our detailed salary information for Dispatchers to learn more.

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