Runner 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 22,139 Runner 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 Runner 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.
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 Runner 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 Runner 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 Runners, the skill that stands out above all others in terms of how frequently it shows up on runner resumes is customer service, which is more than twice as common as the next common skill: kitchen areas. 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 runner.
Top Skills for a Runner
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


  • Mastered Point of Sale (POS) computer system for automated order taking.
  • Handled phone orders and reservations of groups from 2 to 25 people.
  • Assisted with setup and teardown of banquets.
  • Worked with ALM team to setup continuous integration & delivery using TFS resulting in a streamlined build and release process.
  • Assigned new users administration rights to FedEx and UPS systems.

Example # 2


  • Assist co-workers with disposal and restocking inventory.
  • Served Food & Beverages To The Fans In The VIP Section Of Yankee Stadium
  • Collected, assorted, and delivered the mail on a daily basis.
  • Bussed tables at first then I moved to runner/expo.
  • Work with a team of fellow runners to setup and close down valet stations at select locations.

Example # 3


  • Waited on people; got them drinks, food, napkins, and silver wear.
  • Sorted equipment for various flights to meet all deadlines, and maintained equipment for warehouse customers.
  • Filled the ice machine for the bus people.
  • Worked with ALM team to setup continuous integration & delivery using TFS resulting in a streamlined build and release process.
  • Worked with an average of 3,000-12,000 people a night.

Example # 4


  • Developed and executed a new plan to promote efficiency during setup and breakdown of equipment.
  • Ride alongside Fedex drivers, assisting them during their routes.
  • Addressed software problems in Windows or Adobe Illustrator.
  • Worked as a sampler and gave out free samples as people were shopping
  • Transported goods from racks, shelves and vehicles.

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How much work experience does the average runner candidate have?
The average runner resume contains 2.0 years of work experience.
Write your work experience section in a way that embraces your runner skills. Sounds easier said than done? Take a look at how other people have done it. Below are real examples from runner resumes that people have included in their work experience section to demonstrate their knowledge of key skills:
As a runner, you may wonder exactly how your education section should look. Runner roles often require a High School Diploma degree or higher, so the majority of runner resumes that we looked at contained a high school diploma degree.
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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

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

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