Locator 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 5,208 Locator 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 A Locator 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 Ground Utilities, 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 A Locator 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 Locator 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
For Locators, the skill that stands out above all others in terms of how frequently it shows up on locator resumes is ground utilities, which is more than twice as common as the next common skill: fiber optic. 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 locator.
Top Skills for a Locator
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
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 Business Analysts

Example # 1


  • Installed and repaired business and residential internet and phone service.
  • Set up staff workstations with PCs, Macs, phones, and laptops.
  • Install CD and follow prompts on customer computer to initiate high speed internet/DSL services.
  • Test for installation on U-Verse and DSL Cutovers.
  • Provide installations, configuration, and Tier-1 support for retail stores, desktops/laptops/iPads, applications, networks, and telephony systems.

Example # 2


  • Located Black Hills gas, CenturyLink Phone, Comcast Cable, and Electric in Boulder County, Colorado.
  • Provide daily on-call and emergency services to utility companies such as ATT and Comcast to locate Underground infrastructure.
  • Locate underground utilities for Duke, Vectren, At&t, Comcast etc.
  • Drive USIC truck to each destination, hook up and verify location of cable or pipes on blueprints.
  • Use computer and GPS programs to identify areas for utility locating.

Example # 3

Low Voltage Electrician

  • Install transformers and switch gear terminate device and rewiring.
  • Installed new pad mount transformers to feed new gear.
  • Complete building and production maintenance fitter for 5 years: HVAC, steam, natural gas, and gasoline systems.
  • Installed transformers and generators for Wal-marts and CVS Pharmacy's.
  • Weld and make transformers from ground up using flux core TIG.

Example # 4


  • Mark utility locations for various utilities Maintain production levels entire time of employment Work in a fast paced, on-call environment.
  • locate fiber phone Comcast baja xcel elec and gas
  • Provide daily on-call and emergency services to utility companies such as ATT and Comcast to locate Underground infrastructure.
  • Locate underground utilities for Duke, Vectren, At&t, Comcast etc.
  • Locate Charter, Frontier, and ATT Cables and fiber.

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How much work experience does the average locator candidate have?
The average locator resume contains 5.0 years of work experience.
Write your work experience section in a way that embraces your locator skills. Sounds easier said than done? Take a look at how other people have done it. Below are real examples from locator resumes that people have included in their work experience section to demonstrate their knowledge of key skills:
As a locator, you may wonder exactly how your education section should look. Locator roles often require a High School Diploma degree or higher, so the majority of locator 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

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

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