Improve Your CV
“What is the best way to structure an engineering CV and how do I make it stand out?”
Your CV style and format should always mirror the characteristics of your profession.
Engineering positions are traditionally highly technical and require structure and attention to detail, so it’s key that your CV reflects these skills.
Your CV should have a clear and concise structure that highlights your skills, experience and education.
Be Clear & Concise
A CV that is easy to review and understand will immediately have an advantage. Tailor your CV. Review every job specification and put the most relevant experience at the top.
This should be the first thing on your CV and briefly outline your Job Title, Skills and personal characteristics.
Keep it to the point and no more than four to five lines and avoiding talking too much about personal attributes.
Be clear about your Education & Qualifications. Graduates detail Final Year Project and include knowledge of software systems i.e. PLC, CAD, ROBOTS, SCADA, DCS, HMI etc.
Hiring Managers appreciate Achievements, Statistics and Results.
Worked on a project? What did it involve and what were the results?
Detailed information will set you apart from others and may just be the competitive advantage you need against a candidate who just puts a carbon copy of the job specification on their CV.
When detailing your work experience use bullet points. Each one should be no longer than two lines with no more than 10 per job. Highlight your experience that is relevant to the role you are applying to.
The perfect engineering CV displays the applicant’s achievements in both current and past positions, the language used on the CV should also mirror the job specification.
Help is always available. If you need more information about any part of the application process, give your Consultant a call on 01902212000.