The 8 sections you should consider including in a travel & transportation resume
1. Your Bio
A short resume header or bio at the top of the first page can have an outsized impact on how someone reads the rest of your resume. Here, you can add a few words to describe who you are and what the goal of your resume is. It sets the stage for the rest of your resume, adding context to enhance the impact of everything that follows.
2. Your Experience
This section should be about more than simply stating when you worked where. Use bullets underneath each job to explain the impact you had there. Be as specific as possible, as numbers and hard examples will always be more impactful than simply stating your responsibilities.
3. Your Skills
To make it easy for recruiters and the algorithms they use to screen resumes, listing your relevant skills is essential. So check the job description and be sure to include any skills they’re looking for which you possess. Then, if possible, back them up elsewhere in the resume with more specifics.
4. Your Languages
Speaking multiple languages may not be a direct requirement for your job, speaking multiple languages is great for any position where you’ll be interacting with people. Plus, speaking more than one languages shows intelligence and increases the likelihood you’ll get hired.
5. What you’re most proud of
This is a fantastic place to mention experience that doesn’t fit neatly to another part of your resume. Whether it’s mentioning your devotion to family, relevant hobbies or passions, or a case when you really went above and beyond in your job, this can be the most impactful part of a resume. Just make sure whatever you include helps show why you’re a great candidate for the job you’re applying for.
6. Where you can be found online
These days, it’s more likely than not that an employer is going to search for information about you online. If you have some professional online presence, it makes sense to include that on your resume. This way, you’re guiding a recruiter towards the parts of your online life that you want them to see.
7. How you spend your time
This is another resume section which can show your personality, priorities, and passions. You can also use this section to break down how you’ve spent your career or some other bit of relevant information which fits nicely into a pie chart.
8. Your education
If you think it’s relevant for the position you’re applying to, include your education. Just be sure to include any relevant courses or activities. For example. If you were part of a club or started some initiative, this can demonstrate important personality traits an employer would want to know about.
How to get a referral on LinkedIn for the Travel and Transportation 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.