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Warehouse and Logistics Resume Samples and Tips
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Here’s an inspiring fact for those of you looking to get a logistics and warehouse job. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), logistics and warehousing jobs are slated to grow by 26% between 2010-2020. That is a rapid increase, largely caused by technological improvements and rapid globalization, which is creating an insatiable demand for efficient shipping and distribution of raw materials and products.
In other words, the sector that you belong to isn’t too competitive, and will allow you plenty of room for professional growth. Even better, the median salary for a logistician is $70,800/yr, and the top professionals can break $100,000/yr.
Feeling jazzed up about writing your resume yet?
1. Do you have the personality and skills required to work in logistics and warehousing? You need to have:
- A high attention to detail
- Computer and software literacy
- Teamwork ability
- Problem solving aptitude
- Multi-tasking skills
- Communication skills
2. Are you are an entry-level candidate? Normally, warehouse and logistics workers begin with an associate’s degree, which helps to introduce them to the basics of commerce, inventory management, logistics, and its associated technology and software.
At this point in your career, your academic achievements will be the most important part of your resume. Your GPA and course-load will give the hiring manager most of the information they need to judge your resume. However, the skills section of your resume is also extremely important on a warehouse resume, because that that section allows the hiring manager to quickly scan over the various technologies and software that you’ve been taught to use.
3. Are you a professional candidate? You may have just finished your bachelor’s degree or MBA, and are hoping to land a managerial logistics position. Simply displaying your degree is not enough. You’ll need to heavily emphasize your critical thinking and problem solving skills by drawing from your school projects, or hopefully your prior internship and work experiences.
You can emphasize those skills by including bullet points on your resume that display your achievements. Here are some excellent examples of achievement-oriented bullet points that go beyond listing job duties.
- Trained and supervised a logistics support team of 15 workers to ensure the timely departure of 300 container ships.
- Managed the daily assembly of 400 different parts into a finished product, while maintaining high quality and efficient construction.
- Streamlined client shipping logistics, saving $10,000 per month by combining shipping routes and renegotiating contracts with relevant 3rd parties.
Numbers indicate, and allow for the measurement of achievements. You must include them in your resume, wherever possible.
Armed with this information, you should now start to write your resume.
A logistics and warehouse resume follows normally resume formatting. However, there are some logistics industry specific rules that you should take into account in different sections.
1. Contact Details: This one is straightforward. Include this information: First/Last Name – Permanent Address – Telephone Numbers – E-Mail
2. Career Objective: Keep this section short, only about two sentences long. You’ll want to cram it full of the skills and abilities that you’ve learned academically or professionally. However, you’ll want to tailor them to meet the needs of the company that you’re applying for. That is essentially what a “career objective” is – a way of saying, in a brief way, that you’d like to use your skills to help the company.
For a logistics and warehouse resume career objective, you should include:
- What specialty you have (IE. Analyst, Consultant, Customer Service Manager, International Logistics Manager, Materials Manager, Vendor Managed Inventory Coordinator, Student, etc.)
- How long you've been working in your sector
- Any degrees, certificates, licenses, or special training you have
- The kinds of logistics software and technology you are familiar with
3. Professional Experience: In section I above, we had you think about your professional experience in a way that would help you create a better resume. But we'll re-iterate it here, because it's important.
One thing that we always emphasize at Resume Companion is “quantifying” your resume. This means that when you’re writing about your professional experience, you aren’t just writing about your day-to-day duties. You want to express, through numbers, how much you managed to accomplish and achieve.
For instance, while working in logistics, did you manage a budget, and stay within or even stay well below the target costs due to your hard work and execution of ideas? Or, while working in warehousing, did you come up with a more efficient manner of dealing with inventory, saving money and time? How much money and time? It’s those kinds of examples that will really impress a hiring manager, and give them a clear picture of your competence level.
4. Education Section: When writing the education section of your Logistics and Warehousing resume, be sure to include the following information:
- School Name
- School Location
- GPA (if above 3.0)
5. Additional Skills: The additional skills section of your resume should really only include “hard” skills – and it is best if those skills apply in some way to the job description you’re responding to. “Soft skills” such as “problem solving skills” or “communication skills” should really be demonstrated in the professional experience section of the resume, where you can show evidence that you possess those traits. “Hard skills” like computer software, licenses, craftsmanship, and tools use, however, are important not only to hit Applicant Tracking System keywords, but also to help the hiring manager pick out your abilities by grouping them together.
Skills that are commonly seen on a warehouse and logistics resume are:
- Aircraft Load Planning
- Cargo Movement Coordination
- Vehicle Repair and Maintenance
- Inventory Control
- Efficiency Testing and Analysis
- Quality Assurance
- Software Skills (Microsoft Suite, Logistics Software, Tracking Programs)
Below, please browse through our numerous logistics and warehouse resume samples to get an idea for how one should look.
1753 South Lane, New York, NY 10783
Inventory Specialist with over 10 years of experience ERP Systems, distributing hardware and maintain multi-million dollar inventories. Possesses a Microsoft Suite skills and forklift certified.
HARRY’S HAULERS Boston, MA
Inventory Specialist September 1998 – Present
- Compiling information that documents the quantity and type of equipment, merchandise, and/or supplies stocked in warehouse and/or on vans which includes, but not limited to, new, remanufactured and/or items to be returned, combine total of $24M+
- Receiving and records distributed hardware information into the computer tracking system at the local level (50% of the job requiring computer work)
- Pulling and documents all materials needed to complete the different types of installations and service work
- Maintaining an accurate physical count of van product and verifies product usage with satellite installers on a daily basis
- Verifying and receives new inventory and vendor shipments, followed by stocking the inventory in the warehouse and completes all necessary system transactions
SATELLITE TONIGHT Boston, MA
Inventory Specialist Assistant September 1995 – 1998
- Maintained an accurate inventory of $575,000 count of all products warehoused on a daily, weekly and/or monthly basis in the approved format
- Printed reports on a daily, weekly and/or as needed basis
- Maintained an accurate physical inventory count of all saleable products, which includes processed items returning to service, on a daily basis
- Completed daily inventory transactions for all product used, linking them to the proper accounts
JIRTYRON HIGH SCHOOL Chicago, IL
High school Diploma
- Graduated Magna Cum Laude
- Captain of the Basketball team
- Microsoft Outlook, Excel and Word
- ERP Systems
- Forklift certification, 2001