The Ultimate Guide to Maintenance and Repair Resume Examples for 2019 [Expert samples from over 100,000 users]

Top 6 tactics to create the best maintenance and repair resume:

As a maintenance and repair professional, you’re dealing with a tough job market, plenty of competition, and contradictory advice on how you should apply for jobs. By using a combination of our own years of experience as resume specialists and big data analysis of tens of thousands of job offers and resumes, we’re put together a comprehensive guide to maintenance and repair resume tactics that work.
Taken together these tactics boil down to one thing: take your time when writing your maintenance and repair resume to stand out. Considering how important your resume is to getting a job, trying to throw one together in a few minutes means you’re not going to get the result you want. But creating a tailored resume which is the right length, uses the right language, and doesn’t have any mistakes, on the other hand, will increase your chances of getting hired.

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How to write a maintenance and repair resume

Start from the job description

Before you jump into writing your maintenance and repair resume, look at the job description in more detail. The success of people who got a dream job is in making their resume specific for the job and company they’re applying for. So the way to go is to write all the keywords from the job description down, including skills, experience, and culture fit. Then, apply these into your maintenance and repair resume.
Remember, your ultimate goal is for the person reading your resume to think to themselves “this person seems like the perfect fit.” A generic resume written to be used for dozens of different jobs isn’t going to do that. So read the job description carefully and keep coming back to it when you’re polishing your resume.

Don’t make it too long

One of the most common questions connected with maintenance and repair resumes is how long they should be. People are worried that if it’s too short, the employer won’t be able to see all the amazing skills and experience they have. But if it’s too long, will they read it? The reality is more complicated. Once again, your resume needs to be tailored for the job you’re applying for. So if you know that 100s will be sending in resumes, you’re probably not doing yourself a favor by submitting a 4 page resume.
But beyond thinking about the overall length, there’s a principle any legal resume should use. Carefully go through every line and ask yourself whether it makes your resume better. If it doesn’t remove it. Whether it’s 1 or 4 pages, if every bit of information on your resume is well-polished and adds valuable information, it’s likely to be successful.

Be specific

If you list a job and simply state that you “Did a maintenance job,” that’s not going to be effective. Sadly, maintenance and repair resumes are often full of this kind of vague language focusing on responsibilities instead of impact. The more specific you are about the impact you had in a particular role, the greater impact that information will have on the person reading your resume.

Show what you’re proud of

This doesn’t necessarily mean that any random detail about you is going to add value to your resume. However, most of us have experience which wouldn’t normally go on a maintenance and repair resume but which is relevant for the job. So think about the moments in your life which made you proud. These could be related to your job or life. This could be showing your grit by mentioning a difficult obstacle you overcame, for example. The point is, as long as it helps show you’re right for the position, showing those bits about your personality in your resume can really help you stand out to a recruiter or a hiring professional.

What 10 sections recruiters and hiring managers are looking for in a maintenance and repair resume

Though it’s certainly not necessary to include all 10 of these sections (which risks overwhelming the reader), all of them should be considered for a legal resume.
1. Bio
2. Strengths
3. Experience
4. My time
5. Languages
6. Most Proud Of
7. Philosophy
8. Books
9. Contact information
10. Education

1. Your short bio

This is your chance to quickly define yourself in a recruiter’s mind. Include it right under your name, so that they can’t overlook it. These few words make a statement about who you are and what you’re looking for. This contextualizes the rest of your maintenance and repair resume, making all of your other resume sections that much more effective.

2. Your top strengths

Make this section a direct response to the job description. As we mentioned at the beginning, the resume writing process should start with you reading the job description carefully and write all the keywords from it down. Look at what traits the employer is expecting from you and try to include them in your top strengths section. However, this is also the time to use the “show don’t tell” methodology. Be sure to back up the strengths you’re claiming wherever you can. This could be a story or some metrics, for example. This will truly help your maintenance and repair resume to stand out.

3. Your experience

Every maintenance and repair resume includes an experience section, so how can you use yours to truly stand out? The first thing is to structure it the right way and keep it chronological - start from to most recent position and continue further down. Then, be sure you don’t overwhelm the reader with too many positions or unnecessary detail. Consider what information they need and provide it in the most efficient way possible.
When describing your experience, be sure to be as specific as possible. The majority of your bullet points should answer the question “ What impact did you have in your previous position?” Avoid listing responsibilities, as that’s what most of candidates do. Below, you can see how Scott Richard’s maintenance and repair resume showcases his experience as a mechanic with a focus on impact and more detail about how he achieved each.

Maintenance and repair resume experience section

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4. What makes you unique

Companies don’t just hire a resume, they hire a person. That’s why it makes sense to devote a portion of your legal resume to showing what makes you unique as a person. This is also a good place to include information relevant to the position you’re applying for but which doesn’t naturally fit into other sections. One of our favorite ways to do this is using Enhancv’s “my time” section as Scott has done here.

Maintenance and repair resume my time section

5. Your languages

Whether or not your particular legal work environment is multilingual, showing that you speak multiple languages increases the likelihood you’ll get hired. Why? It shows dedication, intellectual ability, and curiosity. It will also open more doors for you, especially if you want to join a multinational company.

Maintenance and repair resume language section

6. What makes you proud

Have you ever tried to answer this question for yourself? It’s a great way to discover new things about your personality and attitude towards life and work. You don’t need to focus on the proud moments in your personal life, but also the professional one. Was there some situation in your previous company which changed something? Have you failed a company? This kind of valuable information helps you demonstrate that you have the qualities an employer is looking for but which don’t fit into any other section. It’s also a fantastic place to demonstrate culture fit, and make yourself more memorable to recruiters.

7. Your life philosophy

Much like your short bio section, including a brief life philosophy can add powerful context to the rest of your resume. If you have a core belief that guides how you approach your maintenance job, this is the place to include it in. It can be as general or specific as you need, just be sure it speaks to who you are and relates to the job description if possible.

Maintenance and repair resume philosophy

8. Your favorite books

Is there a book which inspired you to become a maintenance and repair specialist? Are there books which define how you approach your job? This is the place to include them in. Rather than just including any books you love, this section does best when you use it to highlight important influences and inspirations which impact how you do your job every day. It can also include books which taught you new skills to do your job better.

9. Your contact information

There’s a good chance you’re rolling your eyes and thinking this is obvious. But our experience showed that people still have some unanswered questions when it comes to this section, and plenty of applicants actually get this section wrong. So consider how you’d like to be contacted, whether your email is professional enough, and how easy you’re making it for the recruiter to get in touch.

10. Your education

Your maintenance and repair education is a great addition your resume. In your space it might be more important to see the amount of experience, but including your education can do no harm at all. Consider what details you’d like to include alongside the basics. If you include your GPA, make sure it’s high enough. Scott did a great job with his education section.

Maintenance and repair resume education section

How to get a referral on LinkedIn for the Maintenance and Repair role you want

In most cases, the most effective thing you can do to improve your chances of getting hired is to get referred to a position. Referred employees are hired 60% of the time compared to everyone else who make it to an interview just 2% of the time. Needless to say, investing in the kind of personal connections and networks you need to get such a referral is invaluable.
So before you start applying, be sure to check your 1st and 2nd degree contacts in both LinkedIn and in any other relevant groups you may belong to. If you don’t have strong connections in the industry you’re looking to establish yourself in, start making them now!

Check out our guide on getting referrals for any job you’re applying for.

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