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5 Electrician Resume Examples for 2022

Author: Stephen Greet, Co-founder
Published on: May 12, 2022

As an electrician, you work in an extremely hands-on, technical trade. When it comes to the work of an electrician, if not done right, things can go horribly wrong. 

While this line of work can't always be directly and neatly translated onto paper, electricians still have to apply for jobs like everyone else—with a resume. By writing a resume using our tried and tested techniques, you can wildly increase your chances of landing an interview, and, ultimately, a job.

Our five electrician resume samples are specifically updated and designed for the 2022 job market. Check out our resume tips and tricks beneath each image to learn how to make your resume work for you.

Electrician Resume

Electrician resume example

Why this resume works

  • Your electrician resume should place emphasis on metrics (numbers, percentages, and amounts).
    • By quantifying your impact on the company, the claims you include in your resume suddenly hold a lot more weight. 
    • Add as much specificity to your work experience as you can. Hiring managers don't want to simply read a description of what the average electrician does. They'll want to see what specific benefits and improvements you brought to your previous job(s) and how you might apply that same type of work to your next.
  • In addition to metrics, you can strengthen your resume through the use of active language in your work experience bullet points. 
    • Keeping your language simple and straightforward will assist hiring managers in getting the information they need from your resume. Make it as easy as possible to read and comprehend.
      • "Measured," "assembled," "diagnosed," "surveyed," etc. are some applicable examples to get you started!

Maintenance Electrician Resume

Maintenance Electrician resume example

Why this resume works

  • Your maintenance electrician resume should be clean and organized (hopefully similar to the way you clean and organize your electrical tools and equipment!).
    • While the substance is what truly matters, the appearance of your resume is the first impression many hiring managers will have of you.
      • When you use one of our free resume templates, it's a piece of cake to organize your resume so it's aesthetically pleasing and easy to read.
      • Label each section on your resume so that each piece of information can be quickly located. This isn't the time to be creative or obscure. Make the flow of your resume intuitive and easy to follow using section titles that are clearly marked by a larger, bolder font.
  • In electrical work, there are very clear levels of advancement, which means you'll want to list your job experience in reverse-chronological order.
    • Start with your most recent experience to show employers what you're capable of now versus what you did as an apprentice. 

Electrician Apprentice Resume

Electrician Apprentice resume example

Why this resume works

  • Consider including a career objective in your electrician apprentice resume. Because you're new to the field, an objective can bolster your resume in a number of ways:
    • It can demonstrate how seemingly irrelevant jobs have prepared you for electrician work.
    • It can inform the reader of what you're looking for in a job.
    • It can also discuss the values and skills you would bring to the job.
  • You can include work experience that doesn't directly correlate to the job you're seeking. If you have more applicable past jobs, you should definitely include them; however, working as a cashier, restaurant server, etc. can still have value in your resume.
    • Use previous work experience as an opportunity to highlight the important personal and professional skills you have that apply to an apprentice position. 

Industrial Electrician Resume

Industrial Electrician resume example

Why this resume works

  • A full resume is a good first impression to an employer. Your industrial electrician resume should fill the page.
    • Too much blank space suggests a lack of experience (and a lack of concern for how your resume appears). While this might not be true, don't give employers a reason to make silly assumptions.
    • Expound on your work responsibilities. Include more than just duties; discuss how and/or why you did what you did, including your impact. 
      • For example, if you're skilled in diagnosing malfunctions in electrical tools, you could discuss your process for troubleshooting and the amount you saved a company in repair work.  
  • Maintain consistency in your resume's format to improve aesthetics and ease of reading. 
    • If you skip punctuation in your bullet points, don't start using periods halfway through.
    • Easily avoid filler words, passive voice, and personal pronouns with our free resume checker

Journeyman Electrician Resume

Journeyman Electrician resume example

Why this resume works

  • While small, the skills section is the second most important section on your resume right after work experience. It should be a concise list.
    • Include soft skills that clue an employer in on your personal qualities and characteristics, and include hard skills that are specific to electrician work, such as knowledge of the National Electric Code and the ability to conduct tests and diagnoses. 
      • The skills section is a quick overview of what you have to offer, not a laundry list of things you may have done once or twice.  
  • In your Journeyman electrician resume, don't forget to list your license(s). This is the first thing a hiring manager will want to know. 
    • Licenses, certifications, and education differ by state, so if you're moving to a new state or advancing in your electrician career, make sure you're well researched and current on this info.

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