Prop open the door to your next job with our advice for Doormen resumes!
While a Doorman’s (or woman’s) duties vary by building, they generally assist guests and residents with their luggage, hail cabs, and provide a sense of security by monitoring who enters and exits the building. Some Doormen may provide concierge-esque services by accepting deliveries or answering questions.
In this article, we’ll discuss
Doorman, Hilton Resorts
Front Desk Employee, Hilton Resorts
The first step to drafting your resume is deciding which resume format to use. This depends on your career experience and skillset.
You have 3 main options for your resume:
Tip: only include jobs relevant to the position to which you’re applying, so leave out any former jobs that don’t fit. For example, do include previous experiences as a Concierge, Security Guard, or Hotel Front Desk Employee, since there is considerable overlap between these careers and that of a Doorman.
Tip: Read our advice on How to Explain Employment Gaps on a Resume.
Tip: When in doubt, choose the Reverse-Chronological resume format. For more details, check out our guide on How to Write Your Resume in Reverse-Chronological Order.
For a Doorman, hiring managers want to glance at your resume and get a sense of the following:
The best format for a Doorman is either the Reverse-Chronological resume format or the Functional Resume format. This former shows the trajectory of your career -- how you’ve grown professionally and expanded your work experience and knowledge base (See: How to Show Your Job Promotions on a Resume). The latter, the Functional Resume format, shows employers your skills and abilities.
Did you know that employers only look at resumes for 6 seconds on average?
While this is certainly an optional section, your resume summary is one of the best ways to succeed in that short glance.
But first --- what is a resume summary?
A resume summary is one or two sentences at the top of your paper that summarizes your entire resume. It’s the punch line that gets the resume reviewer wanting to know more.
For a Doorman career, include the following points in your summary
Here is an example of a bad resume summary:
Friendly Doorman with 2 years of experience.
This is a bad resume summary because it is very vague -- there is nothing that makes you stand out, nothing that shows the hiring manager why they should hire YOU.
Here is an example of a good resume summary:
Friendly Doorman with 2 years of experience assisting visitors and residents with their luggage, deliveries, and hailing cabs. Excellent customer service skills and prior work as a hotel front desk attendant. Seeking a position with upward mobility into building safety and security.
This is a good resume summary because it describes who you are and what you’ve done. It gives the employer a good sense of your abilities and a few concrete examples of your experiences. Lastly, the resume summary has an objective -- that you want a position with upward mobility.
A Resume Objective tells the employer what kind of position you are seeking.
While this is certainly optional, it can help employers understand what you want from them and what you can offer. Put another way, a resume objective clarifies your intentions to employers. Plus, it can help to show why you are a good fit for the job.
The next step to drafting your resume is to list your work experience. This includes the name of your position (See: The Right Way to List Job Titles on a Resume), the name of the location at which you worked, and the length of time in which you worked.
Your work experience should include the following:
When listing your work experience, it's important to highlight the specifics you did on the job, and do so using strong action verbs.
Here are some strong verbs:
Furthermore, write your resume experience in a way that anyone in your industry will understand. Don't use company-specific language.
For example, let’s say you worked at a place that called taxi cabs “yellow buses.” Not everyone is going to know what this means, so it’s best to stick with the common name, otherwise a hiring manager may not know what you’re talking about, and if the manager is confused, they’re more likely to throw out your resume and move onto the next.
You should also quantify your resume whenever possible. This means adding a number -- such as a dollar amount or percentage -- to your accomplishments. Quantifying your resume gives the hiring manager a more concrete idea of your workplace performance. For example, say that you “trained 2 employees,” “oversaw 3 bellboys,” or “saved the business potentially $30,000 in theft and damages by apprehending a thief.”
Tip: One way to quantify your resume is by listing your accomplishments and awards. This includes if you were recognized by your last workplace as an outstanding employee.
For more information on how to format your work experience, check out our guide on How to Describe Work Experience.
Don’t have any work experience? We have a guide for Writing a Resume with No Work Experience!
Skills show the hiring manager what you can do for the company -- without taking up too much space in the “work experience” part of your resume.
There are two types of skills -- soft and hard. “Soft” skills are those that are not quantifiable and are more indicative of your personality. Examples include leadership, problem-solving, and communication. In contrast, “hard” skills are those that are learned through formal education. Examples include computer technology, programming or foreign languages, and certifications.
Relevant Soft Skills
Relevant Hard Skills
Tip: When completing this section on your resume, review the employers’ job requirements. Try to incorporate some of the language they use. For example, if the job description states they need someone who has “exceptional communication skills, good organizational skills, and the ability to work independently and within a team,” then be sure to include some of these keywords. List “Communication” and “Organization” under the skills section.
If you want a more complete list of skills, read our guide on 100+ Key Skills for a Resume in 2021 with Examples for any Job.
Doormen do not require a formal education, though some employers may prefer that you have a high school diploma or GED equivalent. If you are looking to move upwards in the corporate hierarchy, then you may need additional education requirements such as an Associate’s degree.
Tip: It's always a good idea to include your education on your resume, even if your degree isn’t directly related to your field.
Be sure to mention the following when listing your education:
Certifications show employers that you’re expanding on your skills and diversifying your experiences. Not only are you more knowledgeable, but you’re also more employable.
Certification programs related to being a doorman could include anything on safely handling deliveries to safety and security training.
For more information on certifications, check out our guide on How to Include Certifications on Your Resume the Right Way.
Now it’s time for the fun part -- picking the aesthetics of your resume!
Here at EasyResume, we offer several different templates.
Your resume template should reflect the job to which you’re applying. For a Doorman career, try our Professional or Modern resumes. These will showcase your seriousness while wowing employers with the streamlined aesthetics.
If you want to create your own template, read how with our Step-by-Step Guide on How to Create a Resume Template in Microsoft Word.
We’ve done it! Almost.
Now it’s time to get down to business -- actually creating the resume.
Here’s what you need to do:
Start from our resume example to save time.
You’ll soon be opening the door to your next job! Review our guide on interviews to know the do’s and don’ts!