Resumes for Blue-Collar Jobs


Resumes are not often required for blue-collar jobs, so you won’t find too much out there on the Web about blue-collar resumes. (Blue-collar jobs have lagged behind technology and other white-collar jobs in reaching the Internet.) The late Yana Parker’s book, Blue Collar & Beyond: Resumes for Skilled Trades & Services is out of print (though you may be able to find used copies through online booksellers), but one of her fill-in-the-blank resume workbooks would work well for blue-collar workers. The downloadable books are sold for $5 on the honor system here. I totally believe Yana was a resume guru. For more general information about resume formats, you can certainly look at my article, Fundamentals of a Good Chronlogical Resume.