Parts Specialist

Parts Specialist 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 17,264 Parts Specialist 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 Parts Specialist 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 Customer Service, 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 Parts Specialist 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 Parts Specialist 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 Parts Specialists, the skill that stands out above all others in terms of how frequently it shows up on parts specialist resumes is customer service, which is more than twice as common as the next common skill: parts delivery. 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 parts specialist.
Top Skills for a Parts Specialist
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

Parts Specialist

  • Assisted customers with Internet purchases.
  • Created color coded delivery route directions and notebook for the drivers.
  • Trained all new counterman staff.
  • Handled shipping of customer orders via USPS, FedEx, and UPS.
  • Conducted training both one-to-one and in workshops for individuals and businesses on everything Apple related.

Example # 2

Parts Sales Person

  • Navigated through different computer systems (internet, intranet) so find customer parts.
  • Assisted customers with Internet purchases.
  • Trained all new counterman staff.
  • Shipped out packages via Fedex, Loaded trucks by use of a forklift, both stand up and sitdown.
  • Sell auto parts as clerk/counterman/ deliveryman.

Example # 3

Parts Puller

  • Submit parts covered under warranty, track/report parts sent for warranty and ensure core credits are received and returned when applicable.
  • Pulled and sorted printed mail to be boxed up and taken to post office.
  • Developed interpersonal relationship with various departments to research and resolve inquiries.
  • Ship warranty parts requested by GM.
  • Put back items thats were sent back or where extras.

Example # 4

Customer Service, Shipping And Receiving

  • Balance and check all registers and make daily deposits for the store.
  • Return unwanted or damaged merchandise Assist customers and ensure satisfaction Balance safe and prepare bank deposits
  • Responded appropriately to POS backup calls and Service Desk calls and assisted at POS and Customer Service as needed.
  • Maintain cash office procedures for audit purpose, reconcile cash registers and prepare deposits.
  • Process daily revenue Perform safe audits Knowledge of COSA system Process cash/coin deposits

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How much work experience does the average parts specialist candidate have?
The average parts specialist resume contains 3.0 years of work experience.
Write your work experience section in a way that embraces your parts specialist skills. Sounds easier said than done? Take a look at how other people have done it. Below are real examples from parts specialist resumes that people have included in their work experience section to demonstrate their knowledge of key skills:
As a parts specialist, you may wonder exactly how your education section should look. Parts Specialist roles often require a High School Diploma degree or higher, so the majority of parts specialist 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

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

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