Engineering resume – resume writing tips to help you succeed

Posted by Oliver Hogue on 22/05/2019
Engineering resume writing tips

Quick quiz: How many different types of engineers can you name?

  • Civil engineer
  • Electrical engineer
  • Mechanical engineer
  • Environmental engineer
  • Chemical engineer
  • Mining engineer.

With so many engineers among us and competing for the best jobs in Australia, how do you write an engineering resume that stands out from the crowd? Even within your own industry?

You have got to cover the essentials

  1. Firstly you need to list your engineering degree or similar qualification/education
  2. Relevant work experience - especially if it relates to the job you are applying for
  3. List your contact details including LinkedIn. Potential employers check up on you, so be transparent
  4. Do you need to have any licenses to do what you do? You could include a section on 'certifications'.

It is going to come down to skills – a combination of hard and soft

Some hard skills are a given for engineers, but list them anyway. You might not be interviewed by an engineer.

Hard skills

  • Project management
  • Maths
  • Workflow design

Soft skills are a little harder to come by, these are the desirable skills such as working well with others, working to tight deadlines, problem solving for a potential employer. This is where you could stand out.

Soft skills

  • Problem solving
  • Work well under pressure
  • Time management
  • Team work

Time for a resume review?

Take a good hard look at your current resume. Does it reflect who you are, where you’ve been and what you’ve achieved? If not, perhaps it is time for a review.

Your resume gets you in the door for an interview. It needs to look great, read well and hopefully entice a hiring manager, recruiter or HR representative to give you a call.

Bluegum Resumes specialises in engineering resumes and are happy to review your resume for free. No obligation, just straightforward advice on what could be done to help you nail that next job.

Contact us today for a free resume review.