What Should Go On Your Electrical Engineer Resume?

What Should Go On Your Electrical Engineer Resume?
Rigzone pegs an electrical engineering expert to share what job-seekers should include on their resume.

If you’re looking for a job as an electrical engineer, there are certain things you must have on your resume. This includes relevant experience, hard skills and education pertinent to the specific type of electrical engineering position you desire.

For example, an electrical engineer seeking to work in power electronics would need to list experience in power converter design (AC/DC), modeling and simulation while someone looking to work in power systems engineering should list experience in design, analysis, simulation and fault analysis, Abdullah Abdul Kader, career advisor for master’s students in engineering at Texas A&M University, told Rigzone.

Specific information would depend on the job description or electrical engineering job required, Kader said. One resume won’t work for all jobs.

Kader shared which skillsets are most desired by employers of electrical engineers:

  • Soft Skills
    • Critical thinking/Problem-Solving
    • Oral/Written Communication
    • Teamwork/Collaboration
  • Hard Skills
    • Design/Mathematical Modeling
    • Simulation/Programming
    • System Analysis
    • Technical Knowledge/Strong Fundamentals
    • Troubleshooting

Because the days of multiple job offers aren’t as common in industry now, Kader encourages fresh grads to sell themselves on their resume by highlighting their:

  • Project application
  • Hands-on experience
  • Leadership experience
  • Results and accomplishments
  • Well-rounded profiles with diverse skills
  • Professional experience
  • Creativity/innovation (i.e. design competitions, group projects)

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