Journeyman 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 25,264 Journeyman 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 Journeyman 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 Safety Procedures, 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 Journeyman 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 Journeyman 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 journeyman skills. Below we have listed the top skills for a journeyman : 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 Journeyman
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 25,264 resume examples and job offers and found that the average experience required for a journeyman job required by employers is 4.0 years.
How much work experience do employers want to see?
The average journeyman job listing asks for 4.0 years of work experience.
How much work experience does the average journeyman candidate have?
The average journeyman resume contains 3.0 years of work experience.
Write your work experience section in a way that embraces your journeyman skills. Sounds easier said than done? Take a look at how other people have done it. Below are real examples from journeyman resumes that people have included in their work experience section to demonstrate their knowledge of key skills:

Candidate Info

Years In Workforce
Years As a Journeyman
Associate's Degree
Associate's Degree - Engineering
  • Experience using cutting torch for the fabrication of fittings.
  • Pulled wire aNd ran cable tray terminate boxes fixtures lights ran conduit EMT ,pvc , rigid conduit
  • Worked on water closets, tubs, backflow, prevention devices/assemblies, fire sprinkler systems, and showers.
  • Install conduit EMT and Rigid.
  • cut and thread pipe work on boilers, use pvc, copper and iron brass piping

Candidate Info

Years In Workforce
Years As a Journeyman
High School Diploma
High School Diploma
  • Receive and go over isometric drawings with other coworkers to understand tasks for the day.
  • Installed electrical & Instrumentation systems in compliance with NEC and Plant requirements
  • Welded different attachments to boiler-panels using blueprints *Using Stick Welding and Mig Welding *Stainless and other Exotic Metals
  • Installed cast iron, ABS, and PVC waste and vent piping in numerous multi-family housing units.
  • Job foreman for commercial installations, including; conventional, glue direct, double stick and PVC style carpets.
Non-Commissioned Officer

Candidate Info

Years In Workforce
Years As a Journeyman
High School Diploma
High School Diploma
  • Conflict Areas, Corps Worldwide Staff Sergeant Awarded Navy Achievement Medal for Combat Valor Awarded Good Conduct Medal x3
  • Managed Recruiting Sub-Station administration and logistics.
  • Trained foreign and domestic military soldiers in combat related exercises, field deployment and weapons training.
  • Carried out numerous combat missions in Afghanistan and Iraq.
  • Experience as Platoon Sergeant, comparable to a managerial position in business.
Boiler Maker

Candidate Info

Years In Workforce
Years As a Journeyman
High School Diploma
High School Diploma
  • Mounted casings of water tube boilers.
  • Assembled boilers, tanks, vats, and pressure vessels according to blueprint specifications, using power tools and hand tools.
  • Construct, assemble, maintain and repair stationary steam boilers and boiler house auxiliaries.
  • Tightened bolts to assemble frames, using hand or power wrenches.
  • Constructed, assembled, maintained and helped repaired steamed boilers demolition Grind welds maintained clean and safe work area
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As a journeyman, you may wonder exactly how your education section should look. Journeyman roles often require a High School Diploma degree or higher, so the majority of journeyman 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

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

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