Want to see my resume?
You’re looking at it.
Want to know what I’ve done with, well, anything?
Use the search bar.
When’s the last time you saw a resume with a search bar?
But that’s not why you’re here.
You’re here because they expect you to have one.
They don’t expect you to have a searchable body of work yet.
Wouldn’t that be a fun surprise?
What’s that you say?
They don’t want to see your body of work?
Then what are they hiring you for?
Indicators of performance like GPA, merit badges, gold stars?
Best use of buzzwords?
Then what you seek is the baseline, the bar, the minimum.
And that’s ok — play the best hand you’ve got.
But they really should be hiring you based on evidence.
Which was why you joined a club or research lab.
So you could amass evidence of freakishly awesome engineering achievements.
Told through stories that apply your engineering skills in context.
If you have that evidence, then why are you still presenting it in the same way as those who don’t?
Here are the resumes of my first student, Ron (Matt) Bliesner: Resume Example
Yes he had two.
The first was for the engineer that became his boss.
The second was for a machine.
A resume says a lot about you.