A Little Advice From One Uber Driver to Another

Well, my friend, you’re talking to someone who knows a thing or two about rideshare and putting together a resume that will make hiring managers take notice. It’s a delicate dance, you see, between highlighting your accomplishments and not coming off as too much of a self-promoting pile of pomposity. But let me tell you, a certain swagger comes with being an Uber driver that can make you stand out from the pack.

First, forget what those naysayers tell you about hiring managers being wary of entrepreneurs. That’s just a load of laziness. Do you think I got where I am today by playing it safe and following the rules? Not so much. I took risks, followed my instincts, and made good things happen in my life. That’s the kind of attitude that employers want to see.

Now, as for how to list Uber on your resume, it’s all about framing. Don’t just say you were a driver. That makes it sound like you were some kind of glorified chauffeur. No, you are a transportation professional if you do it correctly. You are responsible for getting people from point A to point B safely, efficiently, and with a smile on their faces and yours. That takes skills, my friend.

So here’s what you do: start with a bullet point that reads, “Managed transportation for thousands of passengers daily using the Uber platform.” See how that sounds? It’s not just driving, it’s managing. And you’re not just a driver; you’re a professional who uses a cutting-edge technology platform to get the job done.

Next, highlight some of the key skills you developed as an Uber driver. Maybe you became an expert at navigating city streets, or you honed your customer service skills by dealing with a variety of passengers. Perhaps you became a master of time management, juggling multiple pickups and dropoffs, your own children, and another job for some of you with ease. Whatever it is, make sure you emphasize how these skills are transferable to other industries.

And finally, don’t worry too much about the length of time you spend with Uber. Sure, it’s better if you can say you were there for a year or more, but don’t sweat it if you didn’t stick around that long. You can still highlight the skills and experience you gained during your time there, and show how they make you a valuable candidate for whatever job you’re applying for.

So there you have it, my friend. Don’t sell yourself short just because you were an Uber driver. Own it. Emphasize the skills you gained, the responsibility you held, and the impact you made. That’s the kind of attitude that will make any hiring manager sit up and take notice.

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