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Job Seeking for Engineers #1: Resume Writing

Course Description 
In this interactive webinar we will address the “super fun” task of appropriately and effectively marketing your value and problem-solving abilities via your resume. Most engineers tend to undervalue and undersell themselves in the job search process, especially on their resumes. But the resume, which is your most important strategic marketing document, must articulate the full extent of what problems you have solved in the past and how that is relevant to you solving problems in the future. Here, we will discuss how to write a resume, make it stand out from the crowd, communicate your full value, and showcase you as a problem-solving super star, all with the goal of landing you an interview. This will be presented as a webinar with breaks in the lecture, for learners to work on their own resumes. Learners are asked to bring their own resumes to the session, and will fill-in a template as the session proceeds. This course is a part of SWE's Job Seeking for Engineers web series.

Learning Outcomes
By the end of this course, you should be able to:
  • Identify how to design and organize your resume that clearly articulates the full extent of your value.
  • Recognize how to communicate your accomplishments using problem-solution-result.
Duration: 55 minutes
Closed Caption: English

Alaina G. Levine is an award-winning entrepreneur, STEM career consultant, science journalist, professional speaker and corporate comedian. Her first book, Networking for Nerds, was published by Wiley, and beat out Einstein (really!) for the honor of being named one of the Top 5 Books of 2015 by Physics Today Magazine. She is regular speaker and consultant for SWE, as well as many other STEM-focused associations, universities, companies, and government agencies. In 2018 alone, she spoke in 7 nations, including a weeklong engagement and keynote in South Africa. She recently completed writing 2 online courses for Oxford University Press concerning career development and entrepreneurship and commercialization, is the event manager for an international conference on phononics, and will start 2019 off as a new monthly columnist for Science Magazine/ScienceCareers.