Resume & CV Sample for Shipping Clerk

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Position Summary – Shipping Clerk

A Shipping Clerk is often an entry level position that is generally based in an organization’s warehouse and handles all aspects of shipping involving inbound and outbound order management. The responsibilities of a Shipping Clerk may include preparing various shipments on a day-to-day basis; management of warehouse area; packing/unpacking orders; checking that shipping documents are correct and in order; placing and following up with orders; inspecting goods; labelling; inventory control; ensuring accurate and timely delivery of orders; reporting undeliverable returns; credit management; accurate record keeping; liaising with other teams etc.

Shipping Clerks are recruited by businesses across industries including manufacturing and trading; B2B and B2C suppliers; logistics and freight forwarding, and the like.  

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Career Summary/ Objective

Write a compelling introductory statement that aligns with the job description, in 2-4 lines at the top of your profile mentioning your years of experience, key skills, and significant achievement. If you are new to the job market, state your career objective including why you want a particular position listed by a company as well as how the company will benefit by hiring you.

Example:

A detail oriented individual with 2 years of experience of working as Shipping Clerk with ABC Foods in Singapore. Relocating to Hong Kong and seeking a similar role to leverage my expertise in maintaining an organized warehouse. Handled an average of up to 30 inbound and outbound shipments on a daily basis ensuring accuracy at all times.


Emphasize on essential points in Work Experience

  • Read the job description carefully and highlight your most relevant achievement if you have prior experience in a similar role. If you are a beginner, draw the recruiter’s attention towards a unique combination of your education; extracurricular activities and volunteer experience (if applicable); and the key skills you possess that set you apart from the competition. Ensure that the information you share in the resume aligns with the requirements for the listed position.
  • Most Shipping Clerk jobs are either open to new entrants or require about 1 to 3 years of work experience. However, different employers may have different business requirements. Therefore, it is important to customize your CV for each position you are applying for and also focus on your most significant soft or transferable skills in order of their relevance to a particular position.
  • Shipping Clerks often interact with customers to replace lost/damaged articles, therefore emphasize how effectively you have handled customer complaints highlighting your customer service experience.
  • Lay emphasis on your skills such as attention to detail and precision for maintaining accurate records; efficiently inspecting incoming and outgoing orders; and accurately checking internal/external documentation to reduce customer complaints. It always helps to quantify your achievements. For instance- Ensured accurate labelling and detailed inspection of good before dispatching, thereby reducing customers complaints by 70%.
  • Share any experience of working in a team focusing on your interpersonal and organization skills, as these skills are important in maintaining a warehouse.

Example:

ABC Foods, Singapore

Shipping Clerk, September, 2017 – August, 2019

  • Kept managers informed about product shortages and maintained accurate information on the company website. Worked in coordination with other shipping clerks and departments to ensure that all orders are handled on time.
  • Inspected all incoming shipments for damages and also against the invoice for accuracy. Boxed, labelled, and stored goods in an organized manner.
  • Packed, labelled and weighed goods to be shipped with precision ensuring all I/E documentation is in order. Affixed appropriate postage to each package to prepare for shipping.
  • Provided high quality customer service while dealing with other organizations and customers. Prepared invoices for shipments and ensured all items are packed and shipped as per company standards.


Key Skills

  • Interpersonal skills, ability to prioritize and multi-task, organization, interpersonal, attention to detail, accuracy, ability to work under pressure in a fast-paced environment, time management, accountability, integrity, and communication skills etc. are some valuable key skills for this role.

Software and Other Technical Skills

  • Working knowledge of MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook etc.) is generally required by the employers.

Example:

Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook


Education

  • Working knowledge of MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook etc.) is generally required by the employers.

Example:

High School Diploma

LMN High School, Hong Kong


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