Trainer 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 53,041 Trainer 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 Trainer 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 Training Programs, 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 Trainer 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 Trainer 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 trainer skills. Below we have listed the top skills for a trainer : 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 Trainer
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 53,041 resume examples and job offers and found that the average experience required for a trainer job required by employers is 2.0 years.
How much work experience do employers want to see?
The average trainer job listing asks for 2.0 years of work experience.
How much work experience does the average trainer candidate have?
The average trainer resume contains 3.0 years of work experience.
Write your work experience section in a way that embraces your trainer skills. Sounds easier said than done? Take a look at how other people have done it. Below are real examples from trainer resumes that people have included in their work experience section to demonstrate their knowledge of key skills:
Employment Trainer

Candidate Info

Years In Workforce
Years As a Trainer
Bachelor's Degree
Bachelor's Degree - Psychology
  • Assisted Public Assistance recipients attain and sustain employment and resolve Medicaid issues.
  • Corresponded with applicants on job opportunities Maintained educational and training files to meet workforce development guideline and requirements
  • Served as a facilitator during New Hire Orientation aiding new associates through the I-9 process.
  • Provide identical employment assistance services to Honorably Discharged veterans under the Federal Department of Labor's Veterans' Employment Assistance Grant.
  • Documented daily progress & communicated clients' concerns with employers, counselors and parents.
Communications Internship

Candidate Info

Years In Workforce
Years As a Trainer
Bachelor's Degree
Bachelor's Degree - Marketing
  • Provided guidance and support to AIMD HP Architects GM's SharePoint process and tools supporting project management.
  • Prepared SEO content for various company blogs.
  • Edited and all affiliated sites' content by Hyper Text Markup Language (HTML) coding.
  • Updated and performed outreach steps on Facebook & LinkedIn for both Eventure and the company owner.
  • Produced localized lifecycle campaigns with email marketing best practices to increase user growth and conversions effectively and strategically.
Strength And Conditioning Coach

Candidate Info

Years In Workforce
Years As a Trainer
Master's Degree
Master's Degree - Biology
  • Create year-round sport specific strength, agility, and flexibility programs for 9 NCAA men's and women's teams.
  • Modified and adapted programs for injured athletes on the women's soccer team.
  • Coached & mentored 63 girls, ages 13-18 years of age
  • worked with athletes for football, soccer, hockey, and Track and Field.
  • Instructed large and small groups in proper swimming techniques - Ran multiple seasonal swim meets and championship meets

Candidate Info

Years In Workforce
Years As a Trainer
Master's Degree
Master's Degree - Human Services
  • Helped train new employees and was offered a position in management.
  • Expected to keep drive-thru times at a minimum.
  • Cashier for the lobby guests as well as the Drive-thru.
  • United States Trained New Workers, cook, drive thru, and got the store inspection ready.
  • Take drive-thru orders Operate a cash register Train new team members Count safe and reconcile registers Provide exceptional Customer Service
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As a trainer, you may be curious how your education stacks up against other applicants. As long as you have a bachelor's degree, you're in the majority. Our research showed that most Trainers have a 4-year degree as the highest education level.
Overwhelmingly, those applying to trainer positions majored in Business. Some of the other common majors that appear on trainer resumes include Psychology, Criminal Justice, and Kinesiology.
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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

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

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