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11_Writing to Get an Engineering Job (Ch10)

11_Writing to Get an Engineering Job (Ch10)

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Published by Ahmad Shdifat
Technical Writing
Hashemite University
Technical Writing
Hashemite University

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Published by: Ahmad Shdifat on Jul 29, 2012
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CH 10
Writing to Get an Engineering Job
To look for a job you need to know how towrite yourresumeorCV (Curriculum Vita) and an application letterThe resume is your main vehicle forpresenting yourself to any potentialemployer. The central question to ask inpreparing your resume is,
If you were anemployer, would you want to read thisresume?
Visual impact and appearancesare extremely important.
CH 10
Writing to Get an Engineering Job
Two tools commonly used to seek employment:resume + application letter. You send one or bothof these to prospective employers
The key to an excellent resume writing is inpresentingit in the right way. Most people makethe error of just listing their experience andqualifications; this ends up being a rather boringdocument
A good resume should not only demonstrateyour skills and experience, but also give thereader a good indication of the type of personyou are.It needs to have personality.
CH 10
Writing to Get an Engineering JobHow to write an engineering resume?
A resume is asummaryof your professionalexperience, education, and other backgroundrelevant to the employment opportunity you areseeking. Think of it as the highlights of who youare professionally(summary of your career todate)An effective resume is one thathighlights yourbest qualificationswith a design that can bescanned in about20-30 seconds. Theprospective employer should be able to glancethrough your resume and still have a decentunderstanding of your background andqualification

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