The path to getting a job includes landing an interview and to do so, you need to have a stunning resume that is capable of grabbing the attention of the reader in the first 30-45 seconds. That’s exactly what most of the resumes lack. The following tips will help you with writing a better engineering resume and pitching yourself in a way that helps you sell the product (yourself).
Organization of the Resume
While the most reasonable approach may appear to be chronologically ordering your resume, however this approach doesn’t take into account the things such as your achievements, skills set and organizational advancement. You should opt for a combination that is capable of balancing all these factors along with the chronology of your career.
Keep it concise and to the point. While the employer wants to find out about the details of your engineering work, they don’t want to read about your life story. The goal over here is to land an interview and anything that is not relevant to the job you’re applying for is like a filler.
Instead of listing down the duties that you performed during your last job, try highlighting the revamping of company processes that you did. Or maybe you came up with a more efficient way of doing a task or maybe something you did generated cost savings or reduced the development time. Such information is more striking and increases your chances of landing an interview.
Proofread the document. Entire document. Yes, the complete document. Multiple times.
We are Moving Towards a Paperless Society
Let’s also consider the fact that we are moving towards a paperless society and this means you have more options at your disposal for making your resume more interesting.
Focus on the Positives
Focus on your enthusiasm for the applied position and how you can contribute and improve the tasks at hand.