(For students earning their Bachelor’s degrees) An engineering resume contains some unique features specific to your field. For basic guidelines, refer to the general resume section.
In the interest of space, an objective is not necessary.
Objective: To Obtain an entry level position in mechanical engineering.
- If you are submitting an application for this kind of position, why have an objective in the first place?
- It's already understood.
1 Page: In a competitive job market, your resume receives a 20-30 second glance.
- Employers do not have time to read more than 1 page.
Describing Your Experience
Reverse Chronological Order.
List your most recent experience first. From there, work your way backwards.
- Present vs. Past
- When describing a job or internship's responsibilities, and it is still occurring, use present tense.
- If you completed the position, use past tense.
Action Verbs, Not Complete Sentences or Paragraphs.
- Omit personal pronouns (I, you, me, my, their, they're) and, "a", "an", and "the" to achieve a concise style that will be easier--and faster--for employers to read.
- Although it takes up more space, it's quicker for the employer to read.
- Emphasize skills learned and tasks completed.
Know When It's Appropriate to Edit
- For less relevant experience, list it towards the end of your resume.
- In some cases, you can condense or even omit it.
- Consult a career counselor for more direction
Engineering and Related Technology
Junior Design Project
Senior Design Project