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Old 06-23-2019, 01:35 PM
 
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I'm applying for a warehouse position and was told that my problem may be putting generic skills and vague statements on my work experience.

What can I put down besides "organisational skills"?
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Old 06-23-2019, 01:40 PM
 
Location: Seattle
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What kind of warehouse position? Forklift needed? Pulling orders? Packing orders?
Bulk or retail?
Highly like it will involve a scanning system with data entry.
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Old 06-23-2019, 03:36 PM
 
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Put down reliable and shows up on time every time. And include doesn't do drugs so can pass all drug testing
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Old 06-23-2019, 04:15 PM
 
Location: on the wind
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I'm applying for a warehouse position and was told that my problem may be putting generic skills and vague statements on my work experience.

What can I put down besides "organisational skills"?
Define and tease apart that vague blob you called "organizational skills".

Examples:

Did you physically organize the place using heavy equipment and directing other employees? There would be equipment experience, safety and supervisory training and skills you can demonstrate.

Did you just move stuff around by yourself? Was this simple manual labor directed by others or were you expected to carry out your work independently?

What sorts of warehoused materials have you worked with? Hazmat? Flammables? Perishables? Those imply specialized compliance training and experience.

Did you organize using inventory tracking software and databases? Again, examples of your more specialized ability to use electronic data handling.

Did you determine the need for, design, and produce directional signs? Might demonstrate skills in graphic design for example.

Did you apply specific required industry standards or did you invent new ones? Familiarity with policies other applicants might not have, and you might not need training or as much supervision.

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Old 06-23-2019, 04:54 PM
 
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Warehouse Worker Resume Sample & Template

Easiest thing to do is to look at job postings for warehouse type jobs, read the description, and tailor accordingly.

Too easy
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Old 06-23-2019, 08:11 PM
 
Location: Western Washington
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Give us something to work with. What are the details of the job posting, and what is your experience?
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Old 06-23-2019, 08:40 PM
 
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Ability to lift and carry 35 pounds (or whatever you are capable of), Ability to accurately follow directions, work as part of a team, Show up on time
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Old 06-23-2019, 09:20 PM
 
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excellent logistics skills, ability to prioritize,

I especially like MLSFan's post, reliable would be my most sought after skill to look for when hiring.

...but then you've already proven you don't have that figured out yet due to your lack of a response. LOL.

so I take it back you're FIRED.
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Old 06-23-2019, 09:24 PM
 
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I'm applying for a warehouse position and was told that my problem may be putting generic skills and vague statements on my work experience.

What can I put down besides "organisational skills"?
Licensed fork lift driver.
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Old 06-23-2019, 10:00 PM
 
Location: Kansas City North
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“## months/years with no preventable accidents”

If you identified a safety hazard and/or formulated a solution to one, talk about that.

Industrial settings like people who are safety oriented. Also emphasize good attendance/on time records.

Anything you did to improve processes is good.
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