More "accomplishments" on my engineering resume and "Less Job Duties"? Is it true?
I am an electrical engineer with over a year of entry level experience. But i am finding it hard to find a decent job with a decent pay. Right now i am stuck doing assembly work for this company at 12/hr. - I am starting to think it may have something to do with my resume. •Supported all phases of product testing in a very busy start up GPS engineering company. • Planned, developed and purchased equipment used in the testing and alignment phases of the GPS manufacturing process. • Created and organized support documentation used in the daily maintenance and repair activities of product test equipment. • Wrote, designed and produced software and hardware to assist production operations to quickly move product through the testing process. • Directed engineering and technical personnel in the fabrication of testing and test-control apparatus and equipment. • Directed and coordinated engineering activities concerned with development, procurement, installation and calibration of instruments, equipment and control devices. •Actively worked to resolve project challenges and facilitate knowledge transfer between team members focused on shared objectives •Determined conditions under which tests were to be conducted, sequences and phases of test operations. •Conferred with various R&D engineering and technical personnel to resolve testing problems and other software issues. • Demonstrated leadership in the development of technical innovations and in ensuring optimum collaboration and knowledge sharing of technical insights •Analyzed test data and prepared technical reports for use by engineering and management personnel. • Successfully handled various capacity expansions, cost reduction activities and quality improvement projects. Does this look more like an acoomplishment or just job responsiblities? Should i change it around and make it look more like - "Here's what i accomplished" rather than " Here's my job duties". Is that why i am not getting any calls for an interview? The other thing is that I was a production manager at the engineering company - ALthough I managed to do as much engineering work as I could. My accomplishments were mainly in production , increasing output - On the technical side i did troubleshooting, soldering, testing, writing some microcontroller programs ( which didn't really workout well , since i hate programming, because i can't do it ) . But i did do substantially well in all other areas. how do I change this resume to get some interviews ? What kind of jobs can i apply for with a resume like this , these are good job responsibilities for an electrical engineer right? ( bit confused ) .
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Most if not all engineering resumes are scanned for keywords by computer these days. So put in any specific tools for that you worked on or any specific software packages you worked with. That will actually flag your resume by companies that are looking for those specific skills... More
Answered By: Tex T - 4/2/2010
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Dude jobs are super tight now for engineers. My company had over 200 in house Engineers and multiple contractors. We only have about 10 left now. Its hard now for everyone. At least your making something not to be discouraging. Your going to have to write it so it grabs them by the balls. You are going to have to... More
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