Sample Resume of Student/Early-Career Candidate in the Mechanical Engineering Industry
John is a recent college graduate who, along with structural design, has over four years of experience in robotics, aerospace, computers, and electrical engineering. However, when his focus shifted from graduation parties to extensive job searches; he found himself in a bit of a snag. His current resume needed an architect as badly as the employers he was contacting, as it wasn’t built to showcase John’s skill sets or experience. The top three issues identified with his resume included:
1) Irrelevant personal extracurricular activities
2) Poor formatting and punctuation usage
3) Inconsistent grammar usage
Relevant information: While trips to Italy, cooking exotic foods, and horseback riding are all exciting pastimes; none will help John land him his dream job. Employers want to know about his ability to create animation videos that demonstrate detailed operation clockwork; not whether or not John can hold his own during an evening of improv comedy. ResumeGuru was able to properly flush out ideas and highlight valuable information, while still letting John’s personality shine through.
Proper Formatting: It is extremely difficult for a hiring manager to decipher a potential employee’s value, when formatting has gone awry and punctuation is improperly positioned. Just like the very buildings he designs; John needed to rebuild his resume with a sturdy foundation, of which his past experience could proudly stand. ResumeGuru was able to properly punctualize and formally format his previous resume; making him an ideal candidate for any hiring manager.
Grammar: With a strong foundation in place, and flushed-out ideas ready to be presented, John’s resume just needed a grammatical make-over. Grammar needs to be consistent throughout a resume, as it will show a hiring manager how consistent the candidate is as well. ResumeGuru was able to build John a grammatically gorgeous resume, that highlighted his abilities in a consistent fashion. With a grammar upgrade, John’s skill set stood out; making it easily identifiable.
Thanks to a drastic reconstruction of John’s previous resume, he was able to obtain his dream job within 21 days of receiving his finalized resume and cover letter package from ResumeGuru. So follow John’s blueprint, and contact us for a free resume critique. If we could reconstruct an architect’s resume into a masterpiece, imagine what we will build for you.
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