Installer 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 54,026 Installer 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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Four Key Resume Tips For Landing an Installer 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 Door Installation, 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.
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 an Installer 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 Installer 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 installer skills. Below we have listed the top skills for an installer : 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 an Installer
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 installer candidate have?
The average installer resume contains 3.0 years of work experience.
Write your work experience section in a way that embraces your installer skills. Sounds easier said than done? Take a look at how other people have done it. Below are real examples from installer resumes that people have included in their work experience section to demonstrate their knowledge of key skills:
Linoleum Floor Installer

Candidate Info

Years In Workforce
Years As an Installer
High School Diploma
High School Diploma
  • Carpet, Linoleum, route and weld, VCT * Work included Ford Motor Co., Fordland, Ren Cen.
  • Installed and supervised installation of floorcovering materials( carpet, vct, hardwood, and vinyl).
  • Installed CATV, internet and phone services in customers homes for local cable provider.
  • Install HVAC duct work Sheet metal fabrication Run line sets
  • Installed GPS systems in clients' boats when required.

Candidate Info

Years In Workforce
Years As an Installer
High School Diploma
High School Diploma
  • Install HT equipement In-Home, Trained district in DSLR sales.
  • Transferred to another location within company for promotion after two month of employment.
  • Top Achievers Winner MECP Certification Manager of number one sales department out of 800+ Stores
  • Designed and Performed in-home audio/video integrations and troubleshooting.
  • Install home theater equipment, mount televisions and speakers on home walls and demonstrate to customers on how to use it.
Furniture Installer

Candidate Info

Years In Workforce
Years As an Installer
High School Diploma
High School Diploma
  • Installed cable TV and high speed Internet service in customers' homes.
  • Ensured that all the panels were leveled, aligned and scaled according to print specifications and OSHA.
  • Drive a 26' box truck non-cdl .
  • Provide customer service by phone or return to customers home to re-educate on the operation and set-up of the unit.
  • Use and setup of counter balance swing stage.
Derrick Hand (Part-Time)

Candidate Info

Years In Workforce
Years As an Installer
Certificate - Mechanical Engineering
  • Assisted in the installation and removal of liners throughout various frac and drilling rigs.
  • Shipped packages off used motorized pallet jack to take packages that were ready to be shipped off to the shipping dock
  • Worked really hard labor for 28 days straight on any outdoor conditions for 12 hour days every day
  • Nippled up and down the BOP and assisted in cement job.
  • Maintain normal and abnormal operations while drilling, tripping pipe, and moving rig.
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As an installer, you may wonder exactly how your education section should look. Installer roles often require a High School Diploma degree or higher, so the majority of installer 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

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

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