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Engineering careers require expertise and advanced training at the outset. As an instrument and control engineer, you should already feel competent and expertly qualified. Making sure a hiring manager can also see that is a challenge we would like to help you overcome. This engineering resume sample has been reviewed by our professionals to serve as an example to help you polish your own entry.
The summary should include personal traits or soft skills
It is important to start a resume with a strong summary. In this example, there are excellent points that are compelling to a hiring manager. The way to take this summary to the next level is to include some descriptors that make it feel more personal. While you want to avoid political, religious or controversial statements, including some soft skills or personality traits can deepen your first impression on the person reading the resume. A simple phrase like fanatic for debugging designs helps the reader relate to you on a more personal level. This enables them to form an attachment to you beyond the simple lists of qualifications and will help you stand out in their memory.
Never use font that is smaller than 10pt
The perfect resume can easily be ruined by a poor font choice. Small print or abnormal colors make the document difficult to read, and anything that is hard to read is likely to be brushed aside. Many excellent candidates have fallen into this trap, but it is the easiest of all to avoid. Wrong:
The difference here should be pretty obvious. Even if you have an easy time reading small fonts, your prospective employer may not. Using a small font to cram more information into the resume is never worth the risk of being completely overlooked.
Try to use active verbs
This example resume does a great job of using active verbs in most cases, but a few slip-ups still demerit the document as a whole. Active verbs more accurately describe the functions you performed, grab attention better and create better flowing sentences. The phrase responsible for is never as compelling as the actions performed to carry that responsibility. If you want to emphasize responsibility, lead with the action verbs and then follow up by describing the accountability. Example: Reviewed and performed all aspects of engineering and designs relating to instrument installations and wiring systems while bearing ultimate responsibility for the entire process. Don’t let the advice stop here. QuintCareer’s Resume Builder can expand on everything mentioned here, offering you much more to turn your submission into a masterpiece.