How to write your own Field Technician resume?
1. Showcase enthusiasm not just through your work experience
Technical work, especially the kind which requires one to keep an audience entertained through touring, and doing maintenance work, requires a lot of patience, maybe even sacrifice. Hence, it falls on the employer to hire individuals who really seem like they are willing to do the job and will not leave after being a little frustrated.
They will look for employees who have been seen to go the extra mile and worked on something they are passionate about even if it did not mean payment. Volunteering activities or some kind of research assistance should definitely be on your resume.
Field Technician Resume Volunteering Example
Desert Tortoise Field Technician / (2016 – present), Toronto National Forest
Field Data Collection: Fairy Shrimp, Piping Plover Fire Moisture Sampling / (2012 – 2016), U.S. Navy
2. Point out the possession of skills specific for the job
Going in the spirit of making this resume about one’s skills and adaptability to the profession, it would be good to mention the more ‘specific’ skills for what you wish to be doing.
Working for a foresting agency, for example, one could show that they had gained CPR certification for cases when either visitors or other employees may pass out. Anything that could help with oral explanations necessary for touring a forest, like teaching training, would also be a plus.
Field Technician Resume Certificates Example
Biological Sciences Teacher, Grades K-12 / Arizona, California, Virginia
Music Performance Teacher, Grades K-12 / Arizona, California
CPR & First Aid Training / exp. 10/26/2030
Desert Tortoise Council Field Techniques / 11/2016
3. List any talking points with which you could engage visitors
Apart from providing content that is relevant to a visitor’s experience, it is good to lighten up the atmosphere by talking about something loosely or completely unrelated to what you are doing.
Listing your hobbies or favorite free-time activities on your resume will signal the person hiring you that you have things which you like to point out and potentially have a conversation with. Guests that will catch on will appreciate it and hopefully keep communicating with you in a more friendly way. That means they are likely more engaged to the main things you are saying.