Surveying a Roofing Project

Women seeking to access resources to enter or grow in the roofing industry have more opportunities than ever.


Preparation Tips

  1. Header with Contact Information
  2. Resume Profile: Resume Summary or Resume Objective
  3. Work Experience
  4. Education
  5. Skills
  1. Chronological Resume
  • A chronological resume focuses heavily on your work history. It lists your work history chronologically in order of when you held each position, with your most recent job listed at the top of the section. 
  • The chronological resume structure is the most common format and is considered the standard for most industries.
  1. Functional Resume
  • Also called a skills-based resume, a functional resume focuses on your relevant professional skills rather than your chronological work history. 
  • The defining feature of a functional resume is its expanded “Relevant Skills” section, which takes up most of your resume and replaces a detailed work experience section.
  1. Combination Resume
  • A combination resume mixes the most valuable elements of the chronological and functional resume formats. It focuses on your skills, as a functional resume does, but provides ample space to detail your work history – usually in chronological order.

When changing careers, you must convince employers that you’re the right person for the job while competing with experienced applicants. 

By emphasizing these two areas, anyone can write a solid resume to change careers:

  1. Relevant experience
  2. Transferable skills

Incorporate in your resume what hiring managers need to know:

  • Use the functional resume format.
  • Open with a strong resume summary or objective.
  • Use work experience to highlight transferable skills.
  • Emphasize relevant school experience.
  • List relevant certifications.

Whether you want to transition into a career in the roofing industry or seek new employment opportunities, specific transferrable skills and knowledge will always be valuable and attractive to hiring managers throughout roofing.

  • Active Listening — Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • Coordination — Adjusting actions concerning others’ actions.
  • Critical Thinking — Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions, or approaches to problems.
  • Monitoring — Monitoring/assessing the performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
  • Operation and Control — Controlling operations of equipment or systems.
  • Operations Monitoring — Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to ensure a machine works properly.
  • Speaking — Talking to others to convey information effectively.
  • Time Management — Managing one’s own time and the time of others.
  • Administration and Management — Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership techniques, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
  • Building and Construction — Knowledge of materials, methods, and tools for constructing or repairing houses, buildings, or other structures such as highways and roads.
  • Customer and Personal Service — Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes a customer needs assessment, meeting service quality standards, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
  • Design — Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles in producing precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.
  • Education and Training — Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.
  • English Language — Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language, including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
  • Mathematics — Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
  • Mechanical — Knowledge of uses, repair, and maintenance.
  • Public Safety and Security — Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective local, state, or national security operations to protect people, data, property, and institutions.