Screener 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 9,421 Screener 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 Screener 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 Blood Pressure, 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 Screener 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 Screener 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 Screeners, the skill that stands out above all others in terms of how frequently it shows up on screener resumes is blood pressure, which is more than twice as common as the next common skill: cholesterol. 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 screener.
Top Skills for a Screener
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


  • Organized, maintained and managed over 550 health care records in compliance with HIPPA regulations.
  • Mass Casualty Training CBRNE Taskforce, Confined Space Rescue Triage
  • Provided ADLs for residents of an assisted living facility Assisted with meal service Administered prescribed medications
  • Sleep Lab: responsible for EEG, EKG and respiratory electrode placement on patients during scheduled sleep studies.
  • Maintained all confidential personnel files, licensing and CPR compliance records.

Example # 2

Airport Screener

  • Operate CTX, X-Ray, Explosive Trace, Magnetic Metal Detector machines Ensure safety of all passengers Ensure Excellent Customer Service
  • Participate in meetings and training sessions to discuss classified information.
  • Monitored all flow of access.Conducted Random ETD (explosive trace detection) on passengers.
  • Identified any dangerous or deadly objects in the baggage and prevented objects from being transported onto an aircraft.
  • Inspect bags that alarm in the CTX Machine and resolve the alarm.

Example # 3


  • Inspect bags that alarm in the CTX Machine and resolve the alarm.
  • Participated in IED (Improvised Explosive Device) training to detect dangerous and prohibited items before they board passenger aircrafts.
  • Performed daily testing and maintenance for CTX, Barringer, Egis and L3 equipment.
  • Maintain close communication regarding issues that reveal weakness or vulnerable * Participates in informational briefings concerning security-sensitive and classified information.
  • Certified Transportation Security Screener Trained in a two (2) month port security training course.

Example # 4


  • Take vitals, check protein and iron levels to make sure donor is suitable to donate.
  • Screen employees via BMI, body weight, blood pressure, and provide motivation interviewing to improve outcome
  • Perform finger sticks for cholesterol and glucose panel.
  • Perform fingerstick to check Hct and protein levels *Check vitals *File and pull charts
  • Take blood pressure, check glucose, and check cholesterol.

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We compared 9,421 sample screener resumes with job offers and found that the average years of experience required for a screener job required by employers is 0.2 years.
How much work experience do employers want to see?
The average screener job listing asks for 0.2 years of work experience.
How much work experience does the average screener candidate have?
The average screener resume contains 4.0 years of work experience.
Write your work experience section in a way that embraces your screener skills. Sounds easier said than done? Take a look at how other people have done it. Below are real examples from screener resumes that people have included in their work experience section to demonstrate their knowledge of key skills:
As a screener, you may wonder exactly how your education section should look. Screener roles often require a High School Diploma degree or higher, so the majority of screener 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

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

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