Sample Dock-Hand Resume

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A dock-hand resume is the applicant's opportunity to focus on his experience working in a freight traffic office. All dock-hand resumes should reflect the job seeker's ability to do the job, his training, experience, and recognition, if it applies.

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A position as a Dock-Hand


Reliable, safety-conscious, dependable employee, familiar with dock duties


Dock-Hand, 2002 to present:

Marshall Shipbuilding, Inc., Marshalltown, USA.

Duties included dry-docking and cleaning the exterior of ships and maintaining dry-dock and piers. Also positioned keel blocks on dock platform and built bilge blocks as instructed by dock supervisor.

Dock-Hand, 2000-2002:

Panama Shipbuilding Company, Any Town, USA.

Primary tasks included erecting stages and scaffolds to reach sections of hull, for cleaning, scraping off barnacles, painting, etc.


High School Diploma, 1998
Any City High School, USA

A.A., Ship Trade, 2000, Any City Trade School


Employee of the Month Award, 2003
Marshall Shipbuilding

NOTE: One to two-page dock-hand resumes are popular with potential employers. The dock-hand resume shown here is a shortened version of one that would attract a hiring manager. Use it as an example to build your own.