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How To Make Your Engineering CV Stand Out

Engineering is a growing industry in Ireland, and we compete on a worldwide level with international manufacturers, global businesses and talented engineers. Competition for specialised engineering jobs is still high, however, so it is essential to ensure that your CV stands out from the rest when you are applying for a position in this sector.

Here at CareerWise, we work with recruiters and applicants in the engineering industry and we always aim to find the position that best matches the skills and experience of each candidate. However, we know how important it is to have an outstanding CV, and we would like to share our tips on how to make yours stand out for all the right reasons.

5 Top Tips To Make Your Engineering CV Stand Out

  1. Sell your skills. A potential employer will be looking for reasons why you are the best person for their job, and a good CV will demonstrate instances where you have used and developed the skills that the position calls for. Pay particular attention to data and analytical skills, since these are increasingly important in engineering roles.
  2. Lose the jargon. Any professional in a highly skilled job will inevitably use jargon in interactions with colleagues, but it is essential to be able to communicate with other professionals and clients without relying on specialised language. Ensure that your CV is written in as clear and concise a manner as possible, and give examples of successful work with non-technical professionals.
  3. Be your creative self. Engineering may not often be thought of as a creative area, but it is a vital and innovative industry that cannot develop without creative minds to drive it forward. Demonstrate that you have the skill and experience to drive your ideas forward, and do not miss an opportunity to show that you have the flair that will make you ideal for a creative engineering role.
  4. Be precise. You don’t have long to make an impact with a CV, so ensure that you highlight exactly why you are ideal for the job. An eye for detail is essential to the precise nature of engineering, and you should always ensure that your experience and skills are presented in a way that connects with the job specification for the role you are applying for.
  5. Highlight team skills. Few engineering roles are conducted in isolation, and being a good team member will be essential to most positions. Providing instances of where you have worked effectively with other engineers and colleagues in different sectors will help to ensure that your CV is a cut above the rest.

Of course, as with an application for a role in any industry, you should ensure that your CV is well-structured and proof read to eliminate any errors. Provide clear contact details and remember that most CVs are scanned in a matter of seconds: make the most of your first impression!

Are You Seeking A New Engineering Role in Cork And Galway?

Here at CareerWise, we specialise in finding the best candidates for the Engineering, Supply Chain and Finance industries. We’re Ireland’s leading specialist Technical and Executive Recruitment firm and we will be happy to help you find your perfect position in Cork, Limerick and Galway. Contact us online, or call on +353 (0) 21 206 for a consultation to find the ideal position for you.

For roles including engineering jobs across Cork, Limerick or engineering jobs across galway, call us at CareerWise on +353 (0) 21 206 1900 for a consultation, or contact us online today.


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