How to Revamp Your Resume for Propane Careers in Pennsylvania

July 29, 2021

If you’re looking to enter the propane industry in Pennsylvania, chances are you have a resume or have started thinking about developing one. Resumes are not only a record of work history: they’re a platform to highlight achievements for potential employers. We at GeneratioNext Propane Pros have collected our top tips for revamping or developing a captivating resume. Keep reading to find out what to include and what not to include.

What to Include on Your Resume

Here are the top things every resume should include (besides your name and contact information):

Experience (work and volunteer)

If you already have work experience or volunteer hours, list it on your resume. Potential employers are interested in what work you’ve done because they want to see evidence that you will be a successful employee at their company.

Education and Relevant Coursework

List your trade school experience and any coursework that contributes to your career aspirations. This is valuable and relevant information propane companies look for when choosing candidates to interview.

Graduation Status

If you’ve graduated recently, congratulations! Be sure to indicate that on your resume. Make sure to include any GPA awards or honors recognition received. If you have an anticipated graduation date, list it to give employers an idea of when you’ll be available for full-time work.

Awards and Achievements

Endorsements from instructors or employers are a great way to demonstrate your competence. Consider adding a quote from a trusted mentor or instructor who will attest to your work.

Related Post: Find a Job Right after Graduation in the PA Propane Industry

What Not to Include on Your Resume

Just like there are must-haves, there are also things better left off your resume. Here are a few:

Irrelevant Personal Information

Hiring managers are looking for information that shows you’ll be a great employee, such as work experience and school awards. Interviews are the appropriate time to share relevant personal information. It’s always a bonus if your hobbies align with your work interests—for example, if you have an interest in technology and problem-solving and you’re looking into a job as a propane service technician.

Fonts or Colors Difficult to Read

Use dark, easy-to-read fonts on your resume, such as Times New Roman, Arial, Tahoma, or Calibri. It’s a good idea to stick with one or two simple fonts. Experiments with color should be minimal, such as making your name and section titles the color navy to help them stand out.

Solid Walls of Text

Though we’d like to say employers take the time to carefully read each resume they receive, it simply is not the case. Bullet points and clearly defined sections help employers quickly get the information they need without becoming overwhelmed or frustrated.

Unprofessional Email Addresses

If you’ve had the same email since you were a tween, now’s the time to upgrade. Email addresses are free and easy to make. It’s worth the time and effort to create a professional email based on your name for employers to communicate with you. It is also important to check your email regularly so you can respond promptly to inquiries, even if it means setting a reminder on your smartphone to check your inbox every day.

Now That Your Resume Is Refreshed, Find a Job without Applying

Our job-search website, GeneratioNext Propane Pros, works differently than regular job boards. Rather than applying to dozens of jobs that hundreds of people are competing for, you can create a (free) applicant profile to start connecting with potential propane employers in Pennsylvania today.

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