Superintendent 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 53,814 Superintendent 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 Superintendent 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 General Contractors, 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 Superintendent 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 Superintendent 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 superintendent skills. Below we have listed the top skills for a superintendent : 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 Superintendent
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 53,814 resume examples and job offers and found that the average experience required for a superintendent job required by employers is 5.0 years.
How much work experience do employers want to see?
The average superintendent job listing asks for 5.0 years of work experience.
How much work experience does the average superintendent candidate have?
The average superintendent resume contains 8.0 years of work experience.
Write your work experience section in a way that embraces your superintendent skills. Sounds easier said than done? Take a look at how other people have done it. Below are real examples from superintendent resumes that people have included in their work experience section to demonstrate their knowledge of key skills:
General Foreman (Part-Time)

Candidate Info

Years In Workforce
Years As a Superintendent
Doctoral Degree
Doctoral Degree - Mechanical Engineering
  • Cleaned and maintained the warehouse in compliance with OSHA safety standards.
  • Performed maintenance of lighting and HVAC systems in call center.
  • Maintained safety of workplace environment in accordance with OSHA regulations.
  • Managed construction of sheet metal installation and HVAC systems of commercial facilities.
  • Trained in use of riders, walk behinds, whippers, and edgers.

Candidate Info

Years In Workforce
Years As a Superintendent
Doctoral Degree
Doctoral Degree - Education
  • Read and understand construction location packages and electrical schematics.
  • Repair and replace electrical components, motor controllers, photo eyes, start/stop stations, and conveyor related malfunctions.
  • Acquired Journeyman's card through apprenticeship school.
  • Teach new electricians electrical and PLC related systems in the Caster, LMF, and VTG.
  • Performed troubleshooting using schematics and manuals.
Crew Foreman (Part-Time)

Candidate Info

Years In Workforce
Years As a Superintendent
Doctoral Degree
Doctoral Degree - Business/Commerce
  • Assisted Verizon techs as needed.
  • Operate John Deer 310 and 410 Backhoe
  • General foreman Giraffe operator Mowing operations/ with bush hog
  • Outsource GF for region 23 for 5 years.
  • Certified in CPR and first aid.
General Contractor

Candidate Info

Years In Workforce
Years As a Superintendent
Master's Degree
Master's Degree - Business/Commerce
  • Maintain a safe working environment according to OSHA standards.
  • Used QuickBooks to produce estimates and invoices and manage finances.
  • Implemented the processes to go paperless using the Timberline Document Management and Textura contract systems.
  • Developed quality control/ inspection methods for general and sub-contractors - to ensure adherence to contracts.
  • Home demolition and renovation - Sheetrock installation - Operated basic power tools - Lifting heavy objects (100+ lbs) - Bricklaying
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Since superintendent roles are fairly specialized, a strong educational background is important. Our data showed that most superintendent resumes list a master's degree as the highest level of education.
Overwhelmingly, those applying to superintendent positions majored in Business. Some of the other common majors that appear on superintendent resumes include Construction Management, Management, and Civil Engineering.
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

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

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