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FedEx is a gigantic company that is known all over the world and has over half a million employees. Working for a big company has its benefits, such as plentiful advancement opportunities and a great benefits package. As such, it can be highly competitive for job applicants. But don’t worry, we can help!
This example uses a clean, uncluttered template that will quickly enable FedEx hiring managers to find the skills they are looking for. The formatting is designed to display the key skills that will move your application forward in the hiring process. This example also shows how to fit vital keywords in your resume.
It’s important to start with a solid introduction that highlights the skills and accomplishments that make you a great candidate. Make sure the traits and knowledge you include are relevant to the position you want. This example includes an introductory paragraph followed by a bulleted point list of skills. Don’t make your list of skills too long; nine is a good number to have. Placing your list of skills near the top of your resume gives your potential employer a brief summary to quickly assess if you’re a good fit for the position.
You’ll want to include your job experience in reverse chronological order next. In the example, you’ll see that each role starts with a brief description of the key responsibilities in a paragraph. Keeping each description short is critical. It’s not necessary to list every responsibility or task that was performed, but try to include any tasks you’ve performed that are also in the job posting. The most important part of the professional experience description is the bullets at the end that describe major accomplishments, including numbers whenever possible. Your objective is to impress your potential new boss, so make each bullet point count.
Keeping your resume short can be difficult, especially if you have a lot of experience. Keep in mind, most hiring managers and HR staff will not read a resume that is more than a page or two. A typical recruiter only spends seconds looking at a resume before deciding to keep it or discard it.
Write each part of your resume with the mindset that you are the best at what you do. Be proud of your career and use your words to express how great you are. It’s okay to brag a bit about your work history, but make sure you are truthful and don’t exaggerate your experience. If you do, it will come back to bite you.
No matter what job you’re going for, there are a lot of skills that are universally valued. We’ll give you some of those below. But, your best approach is to look at the job description you’re applying for and see what skills they have listed. Use the ones they have that match your background.
Here are some great skills that will apply to just about any job:
Energetic, results-focused professional with 10 years of experience as a package handler. Leverage excellent communication skills to build productive relationships with colleagues and provide outstanding customer service. Diligent and driven with a strong work ethic and stellar safety record; proven success staying on or ahead of schedule during periods of peak volume. Thrive in fast-paced, demanding environments requiring strengths in organization, multitasking, and problem solving.
Employment history example
Package Handler at FedEx Home Delivery, Billerica, MA
2018 - Present
Drive on-time delivery by efficiently sorting, routing, and loading packages while maintaining strict compliance with safety procedures. Contribute to quality control efforts, inspecting packages and reporting signs of damage. Scan packages upon delivery; update and maintain delivery records.
Nominated to represent team on the district’s safety committee; attended monthly meetings to discuss safety challenges and collaborate on solutions.
Volunteered to take on additional routes in response to the dramatic increase in volume in 2020; recognized for outstanding performance with Employee of the Year award.
Package Handler at Amazon, Avenel, NJ
2015 - 2018
Sorted, packed, and shipped customer orders in large, fast-paced warehouse fulfillment center, with minimal supervision. Organized products using alphanumeric system, ensuring accuracy and correct handling.
Proactively developed solutions to emerging problems, ensuring optimal efficiency to meet aggressive weekly quotas.
Established reputation for efficiency and attention to detail, ensuring highest production standards while meeting or exceeding all deadlines.
Package Handler at United Parcel Service, Arlington, TX
2012 - 2015
Fulfilled multiple, simultaneous duties, including package handling, scanning, and loading boxes in accordance with correct destination, segregating hazardous materials, and ensuring compliance of hazardous shipping papers with OSHA and DOT requirements. Handled additional responsibility for picking up and dropping off packages at UPS stores and customer locations.
Received multiple awards as result of consistently excellent performance.
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Garland is a writer and technology consultant that lives in far west Texas, USA. He is semi-retired from a successful 25-year career in the Information Technology industry, and now spends his time writing for various websites (mostly career development related). Garland holds a bachelor’s degree in Accounting and Finance, and a master’s degree in Economics and Computer Information Systems.