ADI-Diesel Services Technology-Resume Tip Sheet


Use this Resume Tip Sheet for ADI Programs for advice on the best format and content for impressing potential employers in the field of Diesel Services Technology.




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 medium and heavy-duty truck dealerships. (Click Diesel Services Technology Resume Template and use the instructions below to create your resume.)  


Instructions for creating a diesel services technology 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:

   • Skilled in troubleshooting and repairing mechanical issues, such as wheel-end assemblies, electrical systems, suspensions, air conditioning, and engine components
   • Consistently put the customers’ safety and satisfaction first, complying with company safety policies and procedures; injury-free service record
   • Write clear, accurate service reports and maintain up-to-date service logs


Key terms to consider using in this section: inspection, technician, diagnosis, repair, preventative maintenance, a/c, drive train

C. Work Experience
     An ADI graduate’s internship and other work experience in the industry are important examples of professional experience. Be sure the list is in reverse chronological order. Recommended format:

   M & K Truck Centers                                   Byron Center, MI                 00/0000-00/0000
   Diesel Technician Intern
   • Conducted preventative maintenance inspections (PMI) on approximately 25 company and customer vehicles per week
   • Conducted pre-delivery inspections (PDI) inspections
   • Successfully diagnosed vehicle issues using original equipment manufacturer (OEM) equipment
   • Navigated electronic service manuals, diagnostic manuals, writing diagrams, hydraulic schematics
   • Performed heavy duty brake service successfully under supervision

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
   Diesel 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:

   T2 Diesel Engines Certification, ASE Automotive Service Excellence          Obtained 00/0000
   T3 Drive Train Certification, ASE Automotive Service Excellence                 Obtained 00/0000
   T4 Brakes Certification, ASE Automotive Service Excellence                       Obtained 00/0000
   T5 Suspension and Steering, ASE Automotive Service Excellence              Obtained 00/0000
   T6 Electrical/Electronic Systems, ASE Automotive Service Excellence        Obtained 00/0000
   T7 Heating/Ventilation/AC, ASE Automotive Service Excellence                  Obtained 00/0000
   T8 Preventative Maintenance, ASE Automotive Service Excellence            Obtained 00/0000

G. Other Work Experience
     List other work experience with two to three bullets which highlight 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 PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE section.

   Truck Show Volunteer, Mid-West Truck and Trailer Show                              00/0000




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