Ultimate Guide to HVAC

Creating a Resume for Your Next HVAC Job

Whether you are searching for your first or fifth HVAC job, you need a solid resume to help you stand out from the crowd.

Keep reading to learn how to create an effective resume to take that next step in your HVAC career.

What should be included in a resume?

Writing or updating your resume can be a daunting task. Here, we’ve laid out everything you should include in your resume to simplify the process.

List your current contact information

Before you do anything else, you should list your name, phone number, email, and city and state at the top of your resume. This information allows employers to contact you and confirm your identity.

The email on your resume should be appropriate for professional use. Using your full name instead of a nickname is a simple option. In other words, avoid sending professional emails from addresses like ilovemydog@gmail; instead, prefer a more work-friendly address like JohnAWeingarden@gmail.com.

Write a summary

Next, write a short paragraph describing your professional and educational background. If this is your first HVAC job and you don’t have much experience, a resume summary is the perfect place to share your career goals, skills, and what you can bring to a role.

When writing a summary, keep it short and to the point. We recommend detailing your best attributes and any relevant experience in four sentences or less.

List your skills

In the skills sections, list any technical or soft skills that would make you an asset to any HVAC job. These skills could include troubleshooting, attention to detail, strong communication skills, or experience with specific tools and equipment.

We recommend checking the technical skills listed in job descriptions and adding them to your resume if they apply to you.

Share your experience

In the experience section, list your work experience in reverse chronological order. You should include the position title, dates you held each position, the name and location of the company, and your role responsibilities.

If this is your first HVAC job, you can list apprenticeships, internships, hands-on training, and other types of HVAC experience.

List relevant qualifications and certifications

One of the most essential parts of an HVAC resume is your HVAC certification. In this section, list the certification date and the institution from which you received your training. If you have other certifications, include them here as well.

Add your education

Finally, you must include your education, institution name, and month and year of graduation. You can share relevant courses or projects if you don’t have much work experience. This section is also excellent for awards or special certifications you received during school.

Important Considerations

Now that we’ve covered the information you should include in your HVAC resume, we have a few essential tips for standing out and getting that next job.

Use standard resume formatting

When writing your resume, we recommend using standard formatting so it’s easy for employers and recruiters to read quickly. Add subheadings for each section and use a legible font, two common considerations when formatting a resume.

Edit for specific roles

Even though it may be tedious, we recommend editing your resume for each job application. Why? Because each job listing will include specific keywords and skills that should be present on your resume.

Recruiters and hiring managers sift through tons of resumes, so you have a higher chance of getting an interview if yours has the necessary skills and keywords they’re looking for.

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