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Resume Writing & Cover Letter Questions

Construction resumes always look like laundry lists to me. How can anyone tell anything about me from a list of jobs?

If your construction resume only looks like a list of jobs, then consider working on it a little longer. Consider the specific job for which you are applying, then test your construction resume to see if it answers the questions your construction employer will want answers to. For example, can your prospective construction employer see from your construction resume how you will make them money? How you'll save them money? How you'll fit in with work groups and the people you work for and/or manage? If not, reconsider the form of your construction resume.