See how much better the above description is?
The applicant answers most questions we could think of by providing specific information about their work.
Even better, they demonstrate results achieved through a painstaking development process - over 100 design iterations. That’s quite a lot, but the rewards are clear.
Furthermore, the applicant shows they worked with a collaborative environment with at least two other departments both of which influenced their work significantly.
How to write an Entry-Level Electrical Engineering resume
Obviously, if you’re still a student or a fresh graduate, you haven’t worked on fancy electric motors or designed dozens of printed circuit boards.
You can still create a job-winning electrical engineering resume with no experience.
Ideally, you will have participated in some extracurricular activities in college.
If you played with Arduinos or Raspberry Pi and have a couple of successful projects, they will make great items in your experience section.
If you developed a website for your local charity or a purposeful cause, that’s worthy of being talked about as well.
Some of your university projects can also count, especially if you put in the extra hours to impress your professor.
Just follow the model we described in the previous section:
- Briefly describe the work done
- Give out details about the technology and software used
- Provide quantifiable results
How to make your skills stand out on electrical engineer resume
Your electrical engineering resume is probably getting a bit cramped already. But there are a few more sections you need to include.
A skills section is absolutely critical for electrical engineers. It lists your proficiencies clearly for all to see.
ATS software scans resumes for specific keywords and weeds out the ones that match the profile wanted.
The rule of thumb when listing your skills is to always match them to the job description.
Where possible, try to integrate the most desired skills in your summary and work experience sections as well to give them more context.
How to make sure your tech skills are prominent