Now that you’re free to write a longer resume, what should you include? Obviously this depends a bit on things like your field and where you are in your career, but there are a few things I encourage most people to have listed.
- Summary (highlights of your best stuff, including languages, certifications, etc.)
- Relevant experience
- Volunteer experience (you can combine this with your relevant experience or keep it separate)
- Other experience (military, work overseas, etc.)
- Education (high school is usually not necessary, so focus on anything post-secondary, and if you want to include dates, you only need when you completed it.)
Here’s an example to give you an idea:
City, State ZIP | phone | email
Summary of Qualifications
- Energetic Project Engineer with 16 years of experience in fast-paced, lean manufacturing environments.
- Dedicated team member with strong technical proficiency and work ethic
- Experienced in motivating teams and building morale
- Expertise includes:
- Machine & building requirement compliance
- Capital equipment planning
- 5 years of budget development & management
- Process improvements
- Facility design, gained through plant management experience
Plant Co., City, State
Plant Manager Mon Year – Mon Year
- Developed and exceeded goals for safety, quality, efficiency, and employee development.
- Enforced company policies / procedures; promoted positive work ethic and employee morale
- Negotiated, interpreted, and administered the Union contract.
- Managed supervisory staff of seven and their 250 hourly direct reports on two shifts daily.
- Assisted with transfer of LHS (Load Handling System) to IMT, including complete relocation of the 5000-square-foot Crane Weld department, without disruption to customers.
- Oversaw capitalization and installation of four robots, which increased efficiency and decreased the number of welders needed from 90 to 60. Utilized Lean Manufacturing principles to set up area.
ABC City Operations, City, State | Mon Year – Mon Year
Director of Manufacturing Mon Year – Mon Year
- Ensured compliance with all safety, quality, and scheduling procedures and regulations; monitored efficiency and managed through-put reduction.
- Developed knowledge of union contract negotiation and administration.
- Directed five salaried supervisors and one CNC programmer for sheet metal turrets as well as 100 hourly employees.
- Increased productivity from 77.7% in 1998 to 96.69% in 2006 by implementing process improvements, including a reduction in finished goods inventory.
- Reduced number of recordable safety OSHA injuries from 26 in 1999 to 9 in 2006.
Continuous Engineering Manager Mon Year – Mon Year
- Oversaw daily responsibilities of seven professional employees.
- Developed and delivered results with the continuous improvement budget.
- Championed process improvements, which reduced costs by more than $1 million in 1998 and just under $2 million in 1999.
Special Projects Engineer Mon Year – Mon Year
- Worked on confidential consolidation project as the Mason City representative. Determined Gantt charts and to coordinate with corresponding resources utilizing Microsoft Projects.
- Served as Project Leader for Wilshire Ice Machine product line transfer from Chicago to Mason City.
DEF City Operations, City, State | Mon Year – Mon Year
Production Supervisor Mon Year – Mon Year
Coordinated and delegated project schedules to 25 hourly union employees.
- Assisted with product Bill of Materials standardization that included the production of new routings, work center reduction, and line balancing.
- Developed a preventative maintenance program.
Education / Certification / Training
State University, City, State
Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering, ABET Accredited
Jonah (Theory of Constraints) | Quality Technician Certification
Passed the Fundamentals of Engineering Exam (EIT)
IMI PLC Business Leadership (Year) | Synectics Ideation (Year & Year) | ISO Internal Auditor (Year)
Business and Industry Group of North State
President Year – Year
- Spearheaded campaign to increase membership, resulting in 9% membership increase
- Approved 3 new board positions, lightening the workload of members
Vice President Year – Year
Member Year – Year
American Society of Quality Control
Member Year – Year