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How to write a resume if you are a Construction Worker 📝

  • Gabi Balbuena

Gabi Balbuena

2 min read
How to write a resume if you are a Construction Worker 📝

Are you a construction worker looking to create a resume that showcases your skills and experience? Look no further! Norhart's Talent Team knows what it takes to stand out in the construction industry and land the job of your dreams. At Norhart, we believe in hiring the best and fostering a work culture that allows the best to be even better. Here are some insider tips from our Talent Team on what we look for in resumes and how you can make yours stand out from the rest. So grab your hard hat and let's get started!

1.- Start with a strong summary statement

Your resume should start with a strong summary statement that quickly highlights your experience and qualifications. Gabi, our Talent Acquisition Specialist recommends that you should add a brief overview of your career goals, your years of experience in construction, and your key strengths and skills as a worker.

Example: "Experienced construction worker with over 5 years in the industry. Skilled in carpentry, concrete work, and heavy machinery operation. Seeking a challenging role that utilizes my experience and allows me to continue developing my skills."

2.- Highlight your relevant skills and experience

When it comes to construction work, employers are looking for candidates with a specific set of skills and experience. Make sure your resume highlights your experience and skills in areas such as carpentry, concrete work, equipment operation, safety protocols, and project management. Paula, our Senior Talent Acquisition Specialist, suggests that bullet points to list your skills and experiences could help you include more relevant info!


  • Skilled in framing, roofing, and drywall installation
  • Proficient in operating heavy machinery, including excavators, bulldozers, and loaders
  • Knowledgeable in safety regulations and protocols, including OSHA standards
  • Experience managing construction projects from start to finish

3.- Quantify your accomplishments

One way to make your resume stand out is to quantify your ACCOMPLISHMENTS!! This is Ellen's favourite's filter question. She has been our Senior Talent Acquisition for over a year and can tell for sure that numbers demonstrate your impact and effectiveness in previous construction roles.


  • Completed 15 construction projects on time and within budget, totaling over $10 million in revenue
  • Helped build over 100 homes, including framing, roofing, and finish work
  • Built and maintained over 2 miles of fencing for various construction projects

4.- Tailor your resume to the job description

When applying for a construction job, make sure to align your resume to the specific job description. Use keywords and phrases from the job posting in your resume to show that you have the skills and experience the employer is looking for. According to Talent Acquisition Team, this will also help your resume get past any automated resume screening tools.


If the job posting mentions the need for experience in heavy equipment operation, make sure to include that in your resume:

  • Proficient in operating heavy machinery, including excavators, bulldozers, and loaders

By following these tips, you can create a strong and effective resume that highlights your skills and experience in the construction field. Good luck with your job search!