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You know what they say about things that are easy to do…they aren’t worth doing. And when it comes to writing a process server resume, that is certainly true.

Writing a great process server resume is not easy. There are many elements that need to be considered in order for a resume to be effective. That said, we’ve got your back with our guide on how to write the perfect process server resume!

In our guide, we will walk you through each component of a great process server resume and give you tips along the way so you can make sure yours stands out from everyone else’s.

Methodology

To build our process server resume guide, we analyzed 45 process server resumes and 28 process server job postings using machine learning to identify the most common elements of good process server resumes and the things employers ask for most often when hiring.

We’ve also built a database of over 600,000 publicly available resumes from different professions & analyzed how the best resumes were written. 

It’s always good to make your resume unique and to follow best practices. This guide will help you understand what you need to include to make it competitive based on a large set of data from real resumes and real job listings.

You can read about our methodology in more detail here.

Process server resume objective data + process server objective examples

Do process server’s need to include an objective on their resume? 

The general advice for resume objectives and professional summaries is still true (read our guide on resume objectives), but here’s what the data says for process server’s specifically:

  • 20% of process server’s included an objective section
  • 27% of process server’s included a professional summary
  • 53% of process server’s included neither an objective nor a summary

Process server resume objective examples

Lifelong process server seeking a new position. Track record working collaborative and deploying new projects to help meet company-wide targets .

Productive and meticulous process server able to hit KPIs independently or as part of a team. Looking to join a reputable company as a process server to help meet aggressive benchmarks.

Process server professional with a broad range of experience and comprehensive knowledge of Legal Processes, understanding of the related business area.

Process server professional offering business success with strong concentration and achievements in property and project management, relationship building and customer service management.

Hardworking, reliable former police officer and business owner seeking to apply years of experience to a new and fulfilling career as a process server.


Skills for process server resumes

The best skills to put on any resume will be the ones most relevant to the job, but based on our analysis, these skills are among the most common on process server resumes, which means they can be a strong foundation and are probably good to list on yours (if you’ve got them).

To learn more about how to fully leverage your skills section, check out our guide to resume skills.

*Note: our machine learning essentially picks up common words and phrases in skill sections, so you may have to extrapolate what skills are needed based on your own professional experience. 

Most common process server resume skills

Most common hard skills for process server resumes: serve legal documents, Microsoft Excel, MS Office, legal documents, and record keeping.


Most common soft skills for process server resumes: communication skills, detail oriented, empathy, good judgment, and interpersonal skills


Other good process server resume skills

  • Subpoenas
  • Affidavits
  • Summonses
  • Court orders
  • Legal papers
  • Legal process
  • Civil process
  • Telephone directories
  • Court papers
  • Court proceedings
  • Background checks
  • Evictions
  • Court research
  • Legal services
  • Litigation support
  • Eviction notices

Process server skills section examples

Note: we formatted all these examples the same way here for the sake of simplicity, but you can read about skills section formatting in our guide to resume formatting.

Process server skills example 1

Subpoenas | nursing | summonses | court orders | management | supervision | legal papers

Process server skills example 2

Affidavits | communication skills | legal process | communication skills | civil process | empathy | telephone directories

Process server skills example 3

Legal services | court papers | interpersonal skills | good judgment | background checks | communication skills | evictions

Work experience for process server resumes

Work experience is perhaps the most important part of any resume, and it’s no different for process server resumes. 

For more detailed info on work experience sections specifically, check out our guide for writing a good work experience resume section and our guide for building a resume with no experience.

In general, when applying for process server jobs, you want to highlight the experience most relevant to each specific position. Here are a few samples.

Process server work experience examples

WORK EXPERIENCE

Sr. Associate Process Server

The Frail Group, 2020-2022

Responsibilities

  • Arrest people suspected of committing crimes
  • Collect and secure evidence from crime scenes
  • Conduct security checks over a specified area
  • Conduct traffic stops and issue citations
  • Control building access by employees and visitors

WORK EXPERIENCE

Associate Process Server

Don’t Break a Bill, 2017-2022

Responsibilities

  • Deter criminal activity
  • Enforce rules and regulations of an employer’s property
  • File maintenance for physical and electronic records and Library updates.
  • Schedule appointments and meetings Track and keep record of representation and fee agreements.
  • Communicate with clients via mail, email and/or telephone regarding their case.

WORK EXPERIENCE

Process Server Intern

Moxie Group, 2014-2012

Responsibilities

  • Provide administrative and clerical support as needed, (i.e., copy/scan request, printing documents, creating files, reservations, and travel arrangements.).
  • Court filing/Bankruptcy E-filing, and Process Serving (Federal, State, Appellate) Transcribing (Dictaphone) drafts of pleading/discovery, medical form, letters, will, memos.
  • Prepare requests and responses to discovery, CMC’s, Summons.
  • Organized and maintain court case files.
  • File and serve legal documents to Court and Counsel.

Education for process server resumes

Unless you’re applying for academic positions or don’t have any work experience, your work history will be more important than your education.

Still, education is usually listed on resumes, and often, process server job postings list a minimum education requirement. 

See our guide for education on resumes for more detailed information.

Data from our sample of 45 process server resumes

  • 0% process server resumes listed an associate’s degree
  • 56% process server resumes listed a bachelor’s degree
  • 33% process server resumes included a masters degree
  • 11% process server resumes mentioned a doctoral degree

Process server resume education examples

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Science

Erie Institute of Technology Inc, 2020

Awards & Honors

  • Class Rank Recognition
  • Foreign Language Award
  • Cum Laude

EDUCATION

Associate of Applied Arts

Mt. Diablo Adult Education, 2017

Certifications for process server resumes

Not every job requires certifications, but certifications can almost always improve your odds of landing an interview, and there certifications for (or related to) nearly all jobs. 

In fact, we wrote a playbook for listing certifications on resumes.

Here are a few certifications that can help process server’s specifically, according to CareerOneStop.

Process server certification examples

CERTIFICATIONS

Associate, Life and Health Claims

International Claim Association, 2020

Professional Certified Investigator (PCI)

ASIS, 2017

CERTIFICATIONS

Associate, Life and Health Claims, Professional Certified Investigator (PCI), Associate, Reinsurance Administration

Process server resume action verbs

After analyzing over 600,000 resumes, we built a huge library of of action verbs and cross-referenced it with our sample of 45 process server resumes and job postings to find which action verbs are most commonly used by process server’s and process server employers.

The most common action verbs on process server resumes are: prepare, assist, direct, inspect, and field.

The most common action verbs on process server job postings are: perform, monitor, report, program, and test.

Other action verbs for process server resumes: 

  • Aid
  • Address
  • Enforce
  • Execute
  • Explain
  • Document
  • Interact
  • Credentials
  • Organize
  • Resolve
  • Aid
  • Address
  • Enforce
  • Execute
  • Explain

Full process server resume example

We created a couple complete process server resume examples to help you see how all this fits together. Yours can be better than this. This is just a basic illustration. 

To see “perfect” examples, check out our showcase of resume examples.

Process server resume example

Charles Cannon
Process Server

4285 Franklin Street, Opelika, AL


Management professional offering business success with strong concentration and achievements in property and project management, relationship building and customer service management.


WORK EXPERIENCE

Sr. Associate Process Server

The Frail Group, 2020-2022

Responsibilities

  • Create, draft, edit and transcribe discovery pleadings.
  • Worked with business and trust accounts, and combined cost journals using Excel and Peachtree, (Sage).
  • Transcribed drafts of depositions and discoveries.
  • Sort, open, log and distribute incoming mail to staff.

Associate Process Server

Don’t Break a Bill, 2017-2022

Responsibilities

  • Responded to emails and other correspondence to facilitate communication and enhance business processes.
  • Research and locate defendants to ensure proper service of process.
  • File documents with court to serve proper entities.
  • Develop polished legal documents for a wide range of client needs, from uncontested divorces, restraining orders, and expungements.

Process Server Intern

Moxie Group, 2014-2016

Responsibilities

  • Executed document filings with appropriate courts and distributed courtesy copies to proper departments as needed.
  • Performed legal research at courts and county recorder’s office, effected proper service of process, and provided excellent customer service.
  • Serve papers to offices and homes
  • Research court cases

CERTIFICATIONS

Certified Criminal Investigator

ACFEI, Cr.FA, 2020

Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE)

ACFE, 2017


SKILLS

Subpoenas | legal papers | supervision | empathy | communication skills | investigation | court papers


EDUCATION

Bachelor of Science

Erie Institute of Technology Inc, 2020

Associate of Applied Arts

Mt. Diablo Adult Education, 2017

What experts say about process server resumes

Before we wrap it up, we want to leave you with some advice from other experts we admire.

“In addition to all the basics, you should also include a website and portfolio if you can. Every single time I’ve set up to hire somebody, the thing I’m most interested to see on applications is examples of completed work.” – 8 Tips for Writing a Winning Resume


” The reality of the situation is that hiring managers are not that interested in what your duties were at your last job or what you were expected to do. They’re a lot more interested in what you actually accomplished, especially if there are specifics involved.” – 8 Tips for Writing a Winning Resume


” Your resume is the story of your career. When someone is looking to hire you they need to be able to look at your resume and see exactly what you’ve done and where. That is what is important for your resume and anything outside of establishing what you’ve done professionally does not belong.” – 🤯 SECRET HACKS: How to Write A Really Good Resume | 2022

Want help with your process server resume?

If you’re a process server looking to make a resume that stands out from the crowd, we’ve got you covered. We put a lot of love into our guides, so we hope you found them useful. Hopefully, this will help you craft a top-notch process server resume. If you see anything we missed or anything that could be improved on, let us know!

Methodology

In addition to our own expertise as professional resume consultants, for every resume guide we write, we curate dozens of recent job postings and resumes to make sure all our recommendations align with current trends for each specific industry and career path. Learn more about our methodology here. 

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Michelle Reed | Sr. Resume Advisor

Michelle Reed | Sr. Resume Advisor

Michelle has worked in recruiting & HR for 10 years and has taught resume writing at the University of North Carolina Greensboro. She has helped build teams at two large startups (Wyzant and, currently, Brilliant) in the last decade, which means she views hundreds of resumes per day. Michelle guides our overall resume value system, ensuring our recommendations are high-quality and effective in the current job market.

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