Groom 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 5,531 Groom 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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Three Key Resume Tips For Landing a Groom Job:

1.
Relevant Experience
Make sure that the jobs, experience, and accolades that you do include are relevant to the position you’re applying for.
2.
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 Bathe Dogs, be sure to list it as a skill.
3.
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 Groom Resume

1
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.
2
Professional Summary (Objective)
Career objective statements are one of the most overlooked pieces of otherwise stellar resumes. It’s not that every Groom 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
3
Skills

Not sure which skills are really important?

3 Big Tips For Listing Skills On Your Resume
For Grooms, the skill that stands out above all others in terms of how frequently it shows up on groom resumes is bathe dogs, which is more than twice as common as the next common skill: groomer. Including these skills on your resume won't necessarily make you stand out from the crowd, but they can help reinforce your experience as a groom.
Top Skills for a Groom
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
4
Experience
We compared 5,531 resume examples and job offers and found that the average experience required for a groom job required by employers is 1.0 years.
How much work experience do employers want to see?
The average groom job listing asks for 1.0 years of work experience.
How much work experience does the average groom candidate have?
The average groom resume contains 3.0 years of work experience.
Write your work experience section in a way that embraces your groom skills. Sounds easier said than done? Take a look at how other people have done it. Below are real examples from groom resumes that people have included in their work experience section to demonstrate their knowledge of key skills:
Male
Barn Hand

Candidate Info

10
Years In Workforce
3
Years As a Groom
High School Diploma
High School Diploma
  • Rebuild and paint tack lockers, and stall doors.
  • General grounds maintenance, light construction/electrical work, equine care and training, bobcat/backhoe operation
  • Experience on Bobcat skid steer loaders and excavators.
  • Led a group of newly ridden people through 50 acres of trails through a forest.
  • Tack all the horses up.
Female
Bather

Candidate Info

6
Years In Workforce
4
Years As a Groom
High School Diploma
High School Diploma
  • Bathed dried brushed teeth and coats of animals in a timely manner also cut toe nails drained anal glands.
  • Bathe, brush fur, cut nails, clean ears, and brush teeth for dogs and cats
  • bathe dogs, trim nails, brush teeth, brush and dry dogs.
  • Assisted groomers answered phones made appointments bathed blow dried filed nails de shedding mop did laundry
  • Performed grooming services including brushing, bathing, ear and teeth cleaning, expression of anal glands, & trimming nails.
Female
Gas Attendant

Candidate Info

4
Years In Workforce
2
Years As a Groom
High School Diploma
High School Diploma
  • Clean, collect, and dispose outside trash.
  • Drained oil from car into pan for disposal, and refilled according to car requirements.
  • Mentored new sales associates to contribute to the store's positive culture.
  • Position ply stitch rollers and drums according to width of stock, using hand tools and gages.
  • Fast Pacing -- All retail activities are performed as quickly as possible without sacrificing quality or safety.
Female
Groom

Candidate Info

7
Years In Workforce
4
Years As a Groom
High School Diploma
High School Diploma
  • Nail trims, nail rounding, ear cleaning, teeth brushing, and dematting.
  • Bathed dried brushed teeth and coats of animals in a timely manner also cut toe nails drained anal glands.
  • bathe dogs, trim nails, brush teeth, brush and dry dogs.
  • Observe animals to ensure a healthy, caring environment.
  • Managed 5 or more people at a time.
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Education
As a groom, you may wonder exactly how your education section should look. Groom roles often require a Less than a High School Diploma degree or higher, so the majority of groom 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

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

Average Employee Salary
$23,000
$14,000
Min 10%
$23,000
Median 50%
$38,000
Max 90%