Mechanics inspect, fix and maintain vehicles. They will regularly carry out diagnostics, repairs and services on vehicles, following procedures and ensuring the highest possible standards are maintained.

Before we hone in on the desired skills a mechanic should have, let’s quickly look at the essentials a CV should boast first. Whether you are applying for your first job as a mechanic or you are an experienced professional, a few golden rules apply when you’re creating your tailored CV:

Structure

Your CV should be structured e.g. work experience should ideally start with your most recent experience (as it’s likely the most applicable), key skills should be in a separate section ideally (this helps to highlight them). Each section should have a clear header to make it easy for a recruiter to identify key information.

 

Length

Two pages is the preferred length of a CV. A shorter CV with a tailored approach will be more impactful than a long CV that wastes a recruiter’s time…and effectively your own too. Keep it specific and concise.

 

Content

Everything in your CV should be relevant to the role in question. This is why we always recommend tailoring your CV to the job…applying for 5 different jobs? You’ll need 5 versions of your CV that are specific to each job – tailored CVs work best, we can’t stress this enough.

 

Originality

Include unique examples when mentioning any skills or experience in your CV. This really helps to emphasise that you actually have them…we know this sounds obvious, but you’d be surprised how many people write skills sown on their Cv that they don’t actually have – only to be flunked at interview stage, or even worse, after getting the job…hiring the wrong person wastes everyone’s time.

 

Mistakes

Or more importantly, a lack of…proofread your CV multiple times, and ask someone else to read it too. The less mistakes, the better received your CV will be to a recruiter.

So, what about the desired skills you should have on your CV as a Mechanic?

 

Key skills favoured for a Mechanic CV include:

  • Excellent problem solving skills
  • Customer service skills
  • Diligence
  • Attention to detail
  • Strong mathematics skills (for budgeting, estimating costs etc.)
  • Reliability
  • Solid comprehension of quality control
  • Critical thinking skills

We like to give plenty of help to jobseekers during their job search – because we know just how frustrating and time consuming it can be. If you’re struggling to get started with your CV, try our tailored Mechanic CV template! Download it below:

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