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Do CVs demonstrate knowledge to potential employers?

  • 1.  Do CVs demonstrate knowledge to potential employers?

    Posted 04-28-2021 11:04 AM

    Civil engineers who shared their experience and advice in "Explore Engineering Careers in Industry" responded to a few questions we did not get to during the live roundtable discussion. 

    Here are their answers to the 2nd question in this series of posts:
    Today's question: Are CVs (curriculum vitaes) a good way of showing employers what you know?
    (Answers are based on individual experiences)

    Robin A. Kemper, PE, LEED AP, ENV SP, F.SEI, Pres.19.ASCE, Senior Risk Engineer, Zurich Resilience Solutions:
    Absolutely, but sometimes you have to tailor them to each position/company you are applying for.

    Jane Driscoll, P.E., M.ASCE, Facilities-Maintenance Engineer, John Deere Harvester Works:
    John Deere uses resumes.

    If you missed our live session watch the recording posted on the Career Discovery web page collaborate.asce.org/careerdiscovery.  Also register there for the final roundtable session exploring civil engineering careers in construction – and bring your questions for our panelists!

    Jennifer Hofmann Aff.M.ASCE
    Manager, Professional Advancement
    Reston VA