Securing Interviews For Welding Jobs Require Targeted And Well-Written Resumes
For skilled and qualified welders, there are ever-present jobs and/or opportunities that can provide steady work and a stable, if not lucrative, income. The skills associated with and required for welding jobs are certainly in demand and, according to labour experts, may show a double-digit percent increase over a 10-year period ending in 2020.
Industries that will continue to need skilled welders include, but are not limited to:
- Structural engineering
- Aviation and nautical
- Renovation or demolition
On the other side of this equation, although the market for welder jobs may be on the increase, one can rest assured that the competition for such jobs among individuals with welding skills and related backgrounds will be intense as well.
Consequently, your resume will need to help you stand above the crowd just to confirm an interview, let alone secure one of those prime welding jobs that you have targeted in your job search/career goals. A well-written resume will be the key step to ‘getting a foot in the door’. Although you could be the most impressive of all candidates in any interview process, you will actually need to be granted an interview first.
The next section of this post will discuss the most important and relevant information that should be presented in your resume when applying for welding jobs. To ensure that your resume contains the most appropriate content and wording, you may want to seek the advice and guidance of a technical staffing agency, such as Winters Technical Staffing, and use their expertise to strengthen the odds of success for your job search.
Key Information To Emphasize In A Cover Letter And Resume For Welder Jobs
When preparing a resume and accompanying cover letter for welder jobs, you will want to emphasize/highlight several important personal details and work-related information.
In general, the areas for critical attention include:
- Career interests and objectives
- Previous work experience
- Education and certifications
- Specific or distinct skills
- Your availability for work
In greater detail, these areas should reflect:
Interests And Objectives
- Indicate the industry or specialty of the target employer as an area of interest
- Identify the type of welding job you are seeking as a primary objective
- Highlight preferred work environments (indoor, outdoor, heights)
Previous Work Experience
- Show any diversity in terms of various industries
- Emphasize years of overall welding experience
- Include specific details on jobs (types and/or complexity of projects)
Education And Certifications
- Post-secondary diploma and/or trade institute certifications
- Also summarize any standardized or accredited training programs/courses
Specific Or Distinct Skills – Examples might be:
- Manual welding
- Semi-automatic welding
- Arc welding – metal inert gas (MIG) or tungsten inert welding (TIG)
- Any experience working with stainless steel, aluminum, other special materials
- Demonstrate a willingness to work shifts, weekends, overtime
- Show your flexibility to work in any type of environment if/when required
A thoroughly prepared resume that presents and defines your skills and potential value to a prospective employer will make a positive first impression and help move your name to the top of the candidate interview list for welding positions. Winters Technical Staffing clearly recognizes the importance and potential impact of a well-written resume and cover letter, and could become a valuable asset and an ally in your search for any welder job.
If you are looking for a welding job in Toronto and would like an employment agency to help you prepare an effective and impactful resume, call Winters Technical Staffing today at 1-877-495-7422 or contact us to arrange an appointment.