Farm Assistant 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 2,485 Farm Assistant 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.

Five Key Resume Tips For Landing A Farm Assistant Job:

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Relevant Experience
Make sure that the jobs, experience, and accolades that you do include are relevant to the position you’re applying for.
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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 Heavy Equipment, be sure to list it as a skill.
3.
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.
4.
Your Unique Qualities
Recruiters and hiring managers are looking at hundreds of resumes. Let yours stand out, and try not to sound too boring.
5.
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 Farm Assistant Resume

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Contact Information
Name
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.
Address
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.
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Professional Summary (Objective)
Career objective statements are one of the most overlooked pieces of otherwise stellar resumes. It’s not that every Farm Assistant 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
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Skills

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 farm assistant skills. Below we have listed the top skills for a farm assistant : 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 Farm Assistant
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
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Experience
The work experience section of a resume is all about highlighting the achievements that an employer would want to see. Here are some examples from different Farm Assistants:

Example # 1

Wrangler

Rocking
  • Tack up horses according to guest needs.
  • Acted as student mentor and counselor for girls in the 8-17 year age range.
  • Performed regular safety checks of tack, trails, corral areas, trucks, and trailers.
  • Completed the following workplace safety training and management: CPR, First Aid and Rescue Certification.
  • Moved and stacked pallets, boxes, etc.

Example # 2

Farm Helper

Zachry Ind SERV Group
  • Incorporate the use of mathematics and creativity when helping with group tubing and raceways as well as support systems.
  • Incorporate the use of mathematics and creativity when fabricating support systems.
  • Assisted welders in repairing of tank farm at Chevron Port Arthur Lubricants Plant after Hurricane Ike.
  • pulled leads for the welders and cords for the crew on the job.
  • Help by picking up and building scaffolds for the welders and electricians.

Example # 3

Farm Assistant

International Dairy Queen
  • Tended to horses, stacked hay, and lots of Bobcat work.
  • Clean feces and urine from barn area and feces from pastures in order to maintain a healthy herd
  • Worked loading trucks, cleaning, and using heavy machinery, ie; loader, bobcat, and forklifts.
  • Managed shelter area for animals and arranged for breeding, transport to barn and stock yards for sale and purchases.
  • Farm aid carrried trees to customers cars, drove a bobcat.

Example # 4

Field Worker

Express Services
  • Learned to work together with an assortment of people to get various tasks done.
  • Register clients for holiday assistance.
  • Worked for Gifford Brown Electric with temp agency.
  • Worked a temporary job assignment at Fauricia Manufacturing plant assembling Consoles.
  • Use GIS/GPS and compass to navigate to and document location of transect.

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Write your work experience section in a way that embraces your farm assistant skills. Sounds easier said than done? Take a look at how other people have done it. Below are real examples from farm assistant resumes that people have included in their work experience section to demonstrate their knowledge of key skills:
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Education
As a farm assistant, you may wonder exactly how your education section should look. Farm Assistant roles often require a Less than a High School Diploma degree or higher, so the majority of farm assistant resumes that we looked at contained a less than 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