As a graduate of our dispatcher program, crafting a good CV is going to be a crucial part of your job application process. Whether you want to become an operations manager, a logistics and brokerage clerk, a local and highway dispatcher, or a fleet maintenance officer, a clear and concise resume that highlights your skills and knowledge is going to be essential to secure your dream job.
If you are graduating soon, or if you are considering ATC’s dispatcher training, here’s how you can create the perfect resume:
What a Dispatcher Needs on Their CVs
Start with the basics:
- Make sure your name and contact information are visible and easy to read.
- Use a font that is clear and easy to read – Arial and Times New Roman are both good options.
- Include only information that is relevant, you don’t want to have a CV that is long and irrelevant.
- Try to tailor your CV every time you apply for a new job: use keywords you see in the job description.
Tip: Since recruiters spend less than a minute reviewing CVs, you’ll want to make sure your name and contact information stand out!
Include your educational background and certifications:
- List your degrees/diplomas/certifications and make sure to add a short description explaining what specific skills and knowledge you acquired from each.
- Explain how dispatch training helped you develop specialized skills through hands-on learning and collaboration with your classmates.
- Do you have any certifications that are relevant to the job you are applying for? List them!
- Don’t forget to include first aid certifications and the languages you speak.
Time to highlight relevant experience in the automotive industry:
- If you have work experience be sure to list all the positions you’ve held and explain them in detail.
- Mention any roles you’ve had that involve management, fleet supervision, and dispatching.
- Include relevant experience in the automotive industry.
- No work experience? No problem! Highlight the experience you’ve acquired from your dispatch training.
Don’t forget to include your skills and competencies!
- Use this space to emphasize the character traits that make you right for the job.
- Highlight your organizational skills.
- Are you adaptive? Employers are likely to look for someone who can embrace change in the workplace.
The final touch…
- Always proofread and check for spelling mistakes.
- Make sure your sentences are short and clear.
- Use bullet points!
- Do you have any achievements? List them!
- Don’t forget to make sure your CV is updated regularly.