A résumé is a self-marketing tool designed to get a job interview. Like any marketing tool, it should target the market/employer you are reaching. It is an:
In order to target the résumé effectively to employers, you need to spend time researching company expectations and industry norms for your document. It must speak to the employer’s needs– not your needs. Read the requirements of the job and use your resume to show how you meet those specific requirements; you may have many different resumes for different job types.
These samples show format examples with general descriptions, be sure to make your descriptions specific to your experience (ie- how much, how often, what skills or products did you use, for who, what happened as a result?)
Aerospace Aerospace - Freshman
Biomedical Engineering Chemical Engineering
Civil Engineering Computer Science
Electrical Engineering Mechanical Engineering
Ocean Engineering Software Engineering
Biological Science Oceanography
ATS is often used by employers when you submit a resume online. These software systems will scan and rank your resume based on your matching qualifications. To ensure that the system can read your resume correctly, keep these tips in mind:
ATS systems are becoming more advanced, so some standard formatting may no longer be necessary, but you should always research the employer's requirements and use standard ATS protocol if you are unsure.
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