ADI-Automotive Services Technology-Resume Tip Sheet

As a graduate of the Auto Diesel Institute of Michigan, you should create a career-specific resume which highlights your relevant work experience through a required internship or other types of experience in the automotive field. (Click Automotive Services Technology Resume Template and use the instructions below to create your resume.)  


Instructions for creating an Auto Diesel Institute resume:

A. Heading

     List your contact information at the top center like this:

Street Address, City, MI 00000
(000) 000-0000
LinkedIn Profile/Customized URL

B. Core Qualifications
     Begin your resume with a summary of your core qualifications. To write the bulleted statements in this section, be sure to begin each statement with an action verb or strong adjective and use keywords, requirements, and preferences mentioned in the job posting. (For more information see Begin Your Resume with Professional Qualifications and 185 Action Verbs That Will Make Your Resume Awesome.) Below is an example:

   • Highly skilled in mechanical, technical, and troubleshooting techniques for inspecting, maintain, and repair cars and light trucks
   • Proficient in diagnostic and repair techniques for all major vehicle systems, such as electrical, air conditioning, transmission, exhaust, and engine

Key terms to consider using in this section: troubleshooting, diagnostics, inspection, technician, repair, preventative maintenance, HVAC, drive train, suspension, wheels, tires, alignment

C. Work Experience
     An ADI graduate’s required internship shows important examples of professional experience. Be sure the list is in reverse chronological order. Recommended format:

   City Car Centers                                          Jacksonville, MI                    01/0000-03/0000
   Automotive Technician Intern
   • Conducted preventative maintenance inspections (PMI) on approximately 25 company and customer vehicles per week
   • Conducted used car inspections with attention to detail and accurate recording of all irregularities
   • Successfully diagnosed vehicle issues using original equipment manufacturer (OEM) equipment
   • Able to navigate electronic service manuals, diagnostic manuals, writing diagrams with clear understanding
   • Performed brake service successfully under supervision
   • Repaired and replaced tires and changed oil and filters resulting in consistent customer satisfaction

D. Education
    Place your education information directly after the WORK EXPERIENCE section. You may include any colleges at which you have completed courses or from which you have obtained a degree. See the example below which shows how to list an ADI degree:

   Auto Diesel Institute of Michigan                  Owosso, MI                          Expected graduation 05/0000
   A Division of Baker College
   Associate of Applied Science (or Certificate)
   Auto Services Technology

*Program accredited by the ASE Education Foundation

E. Relevant Coursework (opt.)
    This section is optional. It should only mention specific coursework required for or desirable for the target job. List specific competencies from the course. 

F. Licenses/Certifications
    List licenses or certifications granted by a governing body. Look at requirements listed in job posting and choose optimum placement on the resume for this information. It can be placed after the professional skills section if desired. Below are examples of possible certifications:

   ASE Automotive Service Excellence certificates:
   • A1 Engine Repair                                                                                  Obtained 00/0000
   • A2 Automatic Transmission                                                                   (Continue listing dates)
   • A3 Manual Drivetrains
   • A4 Suspension and Steering
   • A5 Brakes
   • A6 Electrical/Electronic Systems
   • A7 Heating and Air Conditioning
   • A8 Engine Performance

G. Other Work Experience
     List other work experience with two to three bullets which highlight hard and soft skills. Also, be sure to list related mechanical experience outside of your internship which would be desirable to the employer (e.g., Oil Change Technician, Dealership Experience) and highlight transferable skills.

   Name of Organization                                 City, MI                                  00/0000–00/0000
   Job Title
   • Do not simply list job duties; state an accomplishment or a skill you have shown in this job, beginning with an action verb 

H. Optional Section
     You can create an optional section to show additional accomplishments and relevant volunteer activity. Depending on the length of your resume and your goals, this section can simply be a list of your titles and the organizations or can include duties/achievements as in the WORK EXPERIENCE section.

   Car Show Volunteer, 71st Annual Detroit Autorama   


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