Thursday, June 12, 2008

Construction Resumes

In the field of architecture and civil engineering, construction is a process that consists of the building or assembling of infrastructure, which is a fast growing field in the world of profession.

This is a format for the resume that covers objectives and tips to get you the best job in the field of construction.

This type of curriculum vitae will guide and teach you how to write resume for those who have chosen their profession as a Project manager, construction manager, design engineer, construction engineer or as a project architect.


* Full name
* Permanent residence addresses
* Contact phone number
* Email address


This is the field where you have to give detailed explanations about your knowledge and experiences in the field of construction

E.g.: have a clear idea about the types of constructions, building or assembling of infrastructure, planning and execution of projects, leading the project, directing the designer or drafter

As a project manager, having a high experience of 3 years, dealing with the responsibilities of the planning and execution of any projects, typically relating to construction, architecture, software development


Specify the details about your responsibilities in construction, so as to make the readers get the feel that you are the exact candidate for the job

* Mention the duties in the field of construction, out of your experiences and the result obtained from your work experiences
* Mention clearly about the rewards you have attained as a result of your work


* Mention you major responsibilities in your current company as per your work experience. E.g.: A highly experienced team lead with 4 years of work experience in building construction or highway construction. Strong designing and team leading skills with extensive knowledge in unique team to plan, design, construct and maintain the project.
* Give a glimpse of your previous work-related experience, skill and knowledge.


This section should have minimum of three educational details. Always try to give full details regarding your education including degrees and awards received. You can write details as below:

General studies, XYZ High School Major, year

Graduation, XYZ College, year

Masters, XYZ College, year


If you nave done any relevant courses for previous jobs, include them to beef up your credentials

Mention any certifications done related to your degree and mention the training programs you have under gone.


Start with your most recent work experience at the top. Include all relevant or related experience, no matter how old. Avoid long gaps when you write your work history. If you have large gaps, try to cover up with a brief description of any kind of related job or experience during that time you did. If you’ve had many job changes in a short span, be sure to explain why, e.g. it was a contract job, relocation Etc. Never blame your previous employer or previous job as you could be viewed as someone who is difficult to please, even if your arguments are legitimate.

You can use the below template to describe your work experience.

Tenure Company Name Designation


Mention all your skills which will make the reader feel that your resume is outstanding. Make sure that you will give the impression to the reader that you know the things form basics of construction.

Emphasize all the projects you have done in your previous company with full details.

Project details

Project Name: Mention the project name which your are / were working

Client Name: If this particular project is for any client please mention the client name

No of members in team: Mention the No of members in the team with which you have worked, this will give information regarding as you are team player.

Duration : Mention the duration for which you have worked on this project

Technical skills: Give the technical description of the project giving the technologies and skill used in the project.

Roll and Responsibility: mention your rolls and responsibility in the project, mention all the activities that you performed in completing this project.

Use keywords: Use extensively construction related keywords and action items to describe your skills and accomplishments. Few action items as below can be used when constructing your statements:

Construction | Civil engineering | Budgeting | Building | Infrastructure | Sizes | Project | Tender | Cost overrun | Software development | Execution | Assembling |

Sample Construction Resume

Checkout our sample Construction resumes below

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