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Import Export Clerk Resume

An import export clerk resume focuses on the candidate's ability to manage all data pertaining to international shipments and provide extensive support in various stages of a given trade transaction and subsequent business processes. While it places your career related interests and aspirations for the reader to judge your desirability as a candidate for the position, it must bear a significant link to the vision of the employer. A job application, in general is a great tool for advertising your profile, and all associated enclosures must possess utmost relevance to the specifications of the job you're seeking. Understanding the vision of the company is a crucial factor in a job search, for only then can you analyze their expectations and construct your resume accordingly.

The Career Objective

A standard resume starts with the contact details, followed by a career objective, which helps outline your goals and establish a strong connection with the reader. Comprising of about 40 words, your career objective should draw a concrete imagery of your vision, with respect to that of the company. Refer to the sample of import export clerk resume given below, and observe how the objective is constructed to project multiple details. An ideal objective is brief, direct, and also acts as a title to your profile.

The Profile Summary

A great way to personalize your resume is by keeping all of its contents absolutely specific to the requirements laid down by the employer, thus portraying your professional background with adequate enhancement. This can easily be achieved if you include a profile summary instead of the standard job descriptions, while stating your work experience. Draw the summary immediately following the objective, which ideally comprises of about six to eight points, quantifying your previous job roles, focusing on your expertise, with respect to the needs of the employment you're seeking. It is very important to be specific to the job profile you're seeking. Choose to leave out all mundane responsibilities that you've undertaken so far. Keep uniformity and brevity throughout the section.

Demonstrate your skills

Now, include a section that will bring forth your abilities and knowledge pertaining to the import-export business. Showcase your proficiency in different aspects of trade, focusing only on the most important ones. Try organizing all information by jotting down all qualities on a rough notepad, then selecting what to include, according to their degree of importance and relevance to the scenario. These three sections work together to keep your reader engaged in your application. So, frame them well.

The import export clerk resume sample below clearly shows strategic arrangement of information. Study the nature of its contents, and practice forming sentences by clubbing together multiple information to facilitate space planning. You may also include your accomplishments in the profile summary, or in a separate section following your educational details.

Stephen J. Raven
2499 Meadow Lane
Oakland, CA 94612
(707) 360-6772


Import-Export Clerk, with over 2 years of experience in the management of shipment logistics and related financial aspects, seeks an opportunity to utilize the best of knowledge and skills to deliver optimal outcomes that will greatly facilitate the smooth functioning of the processes, thus aiding the company's advancement.

Profile Summary:

  • Coordinated with warehouse staffs, customs brokers, prospective shipping agencies, and clients to assist in the shipping processes, scheduling delivery and recording all international transactions
  • Monitored and tracked shipments to provide updates on the progress of the orders to clients
  • Overlook the clearance procedures of overseas deliveries, performed data management to provide highly efficient delivery logistics
  • Overlooked and managed insurance claims in case of critical problems disrupting shipments
  • Carried out import-export documentation, compiled route assignments, determined all charges involved in each shipment, and managed related payments and quotas
  • Prepared, reviewed, and authorized/approved orders received, paying close attention to pricing information
  • Classified numerical data for the maintenance of financial data, generated and released itemized statements, receipts, and invoices
  • Compiled auditing reports, accounts payable and receivable, and profits and losses; overlooked bank deposits and the submission of tax forms, pension contribution forms, and workers compensation

Key Skills:

  • Ability to provide excellent customer service, effective communication and negotiation skills, facilitating the business with overseas as well as local clients
  • Familiar with fundamental legal implications governing the import-export transactions and shipments
  • Experienced with the compilation numerical data including conversion of weights and currencies for overseas shipments
  • In depth knowledge of the taxation process, internal/external audit procedures, foreign exchange, and accidental insurance claims
  • Proficient in the use of computers, MS Office Works, and associated accounting software to manage payments and other financial transactions, with respect to the shipping business
  • Ability to come up with quick and accurate resolutions for problematic situations and further develop potential business relationships

Work History:

2009 till 2012
Maston Navigation - Oakland, CA
Trading Assistant


Certificate Diploma in Trade Management, 2009
Peralta Community College


Available upon request

Do not forget to enclose a covering letter that will introduce your reader to your profile, while expressing your willingness to share the vision of the employer, in a more personalized manner. There are hundreds of resume templates and cover letters samples scattered throughout the website. Browse carefully to find the perfect match for your profile.

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