If you’re interested in getting a job as a tow truck driver, it’s important you build a solid resume to submit to local companies. You want your resume to stand out among the competition, so we’ve put together some tips to help you build a killer resume!
First: Contact Information
Without providing all of your contact info, you may not hear back from your potential future employer; how are they going to contact you otherwise? Be sure to cover all bases, such as your full name, your phone number, email address, and home address.
Next Up: Introduction
Take a minute to introduce yourself and use the opportunity to endear yourself to your potential employer. Let them know what you’re passionate about, how long you’ve been in the towing service industry, etc. If you don’t have any experience yet, show them you’re motivated to learn and why you specifically want to work with their company.
Follow With: Experience
If you’ve worked with any towing companies in the past, be sure to list them here. Include each business’ name & address, your job/position and a description of your duties, the date you started working, and any reference contacts from the business (if you’d like to list someone from your previous job as a reference).
If you don’t have any experience, don’t fret. A number of towing companies offer on-site training. Some even require that you go through their training to ensure you live up to the company’s standards.
You can also consider getting your CDL (commercial driver’s license – click here for more info about the Texas CDL) to add on your resume (see the “Miscellaneous Info” section below).
Every resume should outline your education history. Did you go to high school? Be sure to list it. A GED? Put that on there. Did you get a degree from a university? Great, add that as well! Be sure to include the school name(s), location(s), and dates attended.
If you have any mechanical or automotive technical training, be sure to add that info as well.
Finally: Miscellaneous Info
In the last section, add any skills you picked up at previous jobs, or at classes you took, or even skills you taught yourself. But be sure the skills you list are relevant to the job you’re applying for, as they are the only skills that will likely really matter to your employer during the initial hiring phase.
Also be sure to include a list of the valid licenses you have. The required licenses will vary from state to state, so check online to ensure you have the correct licenses for your area.
If you follow the above tips, you should have a killer resume that will help you start or continue on your tow truck driving career.