Blue Collar Resume Template



Get Hired Faster With a Standout Blue Collar Resume Template

ATS-friendly and easy-to-use blue-collar resume template for Microsoft Word that makes writing a blue-collar resume fast and easy.  Our resume templates will help you stand out as one-of-a-kind. Nobody will even know you used a template!

  • Just because you work in a blue-collar job doesn't mean you aren't a top-notch professional! Let them know with this resume template that will help you stand out, get attention, and promote your qualifications in the best light.
  • Flexible and easy to customize. Change the entire color scheme with just two mouse clicks. Video tutorials included.
  • Yes, it is ATS-friendly! (This is SO important!)
  • Results-proven and created for real-world use. Follow the included tips and prompts and your resume will practically write itself.
  • Leave the cookie-cutter templates to others. Quickly create a resume as unique as you are. Nobody will ever guess you used a template!


Save 10% on Coordinating Templates

Blue Collar Coordinating Documents

Resume addendum, references, and cover letter templates for a wide range of blue-collar professions from our Blue Collar Collection. Microsoft Word is REQUIRED to use our templates.



ATS-Friendly Blue Collar Resume Template

Creating a resume to apply for blue-collar jobs does not have to be difficult as proven by our resume template that can be used for a variety of blue-collar professions. Created to be ATS-friendly and easy to use, our resume template could be used for construction jobs, for jobs requiring manual labor, manufacturing or production jobs, maintenance jobs, and more.

Blue-collar professions often involve physical labor or maintaining or building things and while a college degree isn’t always required, specialized training and expertise in the trade are common requirements. In the 21st century, the term “blue-collar worker” has evolved to include many jobs in industries requiring technical knowledge such as the automotive, aeronautics, and energy industries.

For these reasons, the primary difference between this resume template and any other resume template is that the template for these professions will often have more space for listing specialized skills and training, such as experience operating tools and equipment, and trade-specific training courses completed and certifications earned.

In this Collection, the resume template is designed as a one-page template, which is common in the blue-collar fields. But, among the coordinating documents, a resume addendum template is included with space for extra details that aren’t included in the resume. A references template and cover letter template are also available in the Coordinating Documents package, all designed to match the Blue Collar Resume Template.

Because Distinctive Resume Templates have been created by a professional resume writer for the use of other professional resume writers, each template has been designed for real-world use and flexibility, making them very simple to use and customize.

You have endless color choices when you use this resume template. By default, it comes with a popular blue and green color scheme, but this can be easily changed with just a couple of mouse clicks.

Easily Change the Color Scheme of All Our Resume Templates

blue collar resume template color options

Coordinating Blue Collar resume addendum, references, and cover letter templates are available to purchase separately. See the full collection:

Microsoft Word is REQUIRED. Due to the digital nature of this template, all sales are final. For more information on licensing rights, please review our licensing terms.

If you like this blue-collar resume template, some others that may interest you include our construction resume template for building jobs, engineering resume template, industrial resume template, and agricultural industry resume template.

Frequently Asked Questions

We can cover anything you need help with in relation to professional resume writing, from A to Z. My only agenda is to meet your needs and make sure that when our meeting comes to a close, you feel you have received the greatest value possible from our time together. Many colleagues want my help and guidance on challenging projects, and I provide advice in regard to the content, design, and strategy of the resumes they are working on. Others want help preparing for client consultations or handling particularly challenging clients. Professional development with the goal of achieving professional resume writing certification is another common topic.

When you are ready to book, you will be provided with my calendar, and you will be able to select a time and day that best meets your schedule. I do my best to make myself available on a variety of days and times, including occasional weekends and some nights and early mornings, in addition to regular office hours. The booking process is all online and fully automated, to make things as easy for you as possible.

Yes, please do! Our booking form includes space to describe how you want to use your session. If you have a specific resume or other documents you want me to review with you, please email them to me as far before the appointment as possible. That will give me some time to look at them ahead of time, so I can use our scheduled time together to provide my recommendations rather than read the documents while you wait.

Each consultation is scheduled for 60 minutes. Zoom is used so that I can share my computer screen with you during the consultation. This allows me to actually demonstrate recommended resume changes to you rather than just describe them. If you request it, I will record the consultation session and make it available to you for download, so that you may rewatch it later at your convenience.

No, not in the traditional sense. If we are working on a particular document and I see an error, I will certainly point it out to you. And, when I am recommending changes, I may actually make some of them for you on the document, as a way to demonstrate. But I will not proofread or edit your work in a thorough way. If you need help with those services, I will be happy to provide referrals.

All Distinctive Resume Templates designed by Michelle Dumas, a Nationally Certified Resume Writer and multi-time TORI Nominee & Award Winner

NRWA National Resume Writers Association Member
NCRW Logo RGB FullwTag
NCOPE Logo RGB FullwTag
CDI member
TORI Winner

Distinctive Career Services, LLC BBB Business Review



Appearances matter, even with the written word, and how a document looks can make an immediate impact on the decision to read it or toss it aside. I train and mentor many excellent resume writers who have mastered the art of crafting highly effective resume content, but who lack the basic MS Word skills to create eye-catching, ATS compatible and uniquely branded documents. Distinctive Templates are the perfect solution for easily transforming well-written content into works of art that capture attention, generate interest, and motivate the recipient to read every word.
Norine Dagliano, NCRW, NCOPE, CPRW, CFRW/CC
Phil Hurd
While I primarily write resumes from scratch for each of my clients, I have also used Michelle’s templates and received great feedback. I find the templates are especially helpful to organize my thinking for those clients who have an overabundance of important information that still must fit in an ATS-friendly, 2-page format without looking cluttered or disorganized.
When I was starting out with resume writing a little over a year ago, one of the most intimidating aspects was visual design of resumes. I didn’t want to have to learn graphic design to stand out—and with these templates, I didn’t need to! I was a little hesitant at first because I thought the templates might be too rigid or generic. In actuality, they are incredibly flexible and easy to play around with. I can customize any template with my client’s favorite colors in just two clicks—which means they never look exactly the same, even if I use them for multiple clients. Using the templates means I can just do what I do best—write—and then plug the text right into the appropriate section. It saves me literal HOURS of work and hassle. One of the best parts about purchasing from Michelle is that she is extremely responsive to questions. There’s a private Facebook group where she records screen share tutorials about how to switch up certain elements in the templates, and she's always been responsive to my emailed questions. My clients are completely thrilled with the unique, modern design of their resume, and I’m thrilled that I'm saving time and don’t have to learn graphic design!
Bob Janitz
I love Michelle’s resume templates! The designs are eye-catching and easy to use. I highly recommend these templates for anyone who finds that designing a creative, contemporary formatted resume is a challenge. They’re a huge time-saver.
Bob Janitz, NCRW,
amber f
I used the “Pivot” template to create a combination functional/chronological resume for my first big client. Her words when she saw the finished product: “THIS IS AMAZING!” I’m a writer, not a designer. My resumes aren’t unprofessional, but they needed a “wow” factor – and now they have it. Thank you, Michelle, for offering such affordably priced tools!
Amber Fernandez, Freelance Writer



There are no reviews yet.

Be the first to review “Blue Collar Resume Template”

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *