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Starts:  Mar 22, 2021 09:00 AM (ET)
Ends:  Mar 26, 2021 05:00 PM (ET)
Community:   Career By Design

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Mar 22 - 26, (ET)


Want to turn those job applications into job interviews?

It’s all about crafting the perfect resume.

The way you present your work history isn’t just important; it can be the crucial reason you get that call back for an interview.

And the ASCE Resume Workshop can help.

The workshop will be a live thread in ASCE Career by Design from March 22 – March 26. All submitted resumes will be reviewed by coaches and receive a response by March 29 on the thread.

*** You must be an ASCE Member for your resume to be reviewed. If you register to the event, we will send you a reminder when the thread is open. 

Submit your resume here

The team of career coaches brings a diversity of experience and wealth of knowledge to the process. 

Meet the ASCE Resume Workshop coaches: 

Daniel Bressler, E.I.T., Structural Project Engineer
Best Resume Tip? Think of your resume objectively. If you were looking to hire, would you hire you?
What’s the best career advice you’ve ever received? You create your own outcomes.
Anything is possible if you keep the end goal in mind and break down your tasks into quantifiable objectives.

Doug Cantrell, P.E., PMP, Preservation and Repair Engineer
Best resume tip?
Use bullet points and effective headings to organize your resume.
What's the best career advice you've ever received?: It's not a mistake unless you've made it twice. 

Siamak Koochak, P.E. A.M.ASCE, Project Geotechnical Engineer
Best resume tip?
Be honest, and simple
What's the best career advice you've ever received?
Follow what you like, always seek to learn more, Pay attention to the details

Joyce Lin, EIT, Civil/Transportation Engineer
Best resume tip? Quantify your responsibilities as much as you can (we like to see the impact/results of what you did) and don’t be afraid to own up to your task (never say “assisted”)

Best career advice ever received? Make sure you understand what you’re doing and why, instead of just doing the task. Think about if what you’re designing and calculating makes sense because engineers make mistakes too.

Edith Martinez‐Guerra, PhD, PE, Research Environmental Engineer
Best resume tip: Keep it concise. Don’t necessarily group accomplishments by categories but group them under each position or degree (s).
What's the best career advice you've ever received? Having a mentor can make a great difference in your career.

Kathryn Little, EIT, Water Resources Engineer
Best resume tip? Keep it clear. Many recruiters may not spend more than a glance at it if it’s too cluttered or poorly formatted.
What's the best career advice you've ever received? Look for a job that is a good fit, but if a job doesn’t turn out the way you hoped, you can still learn from the experience and then use it as a steppingstone to a better one.
Nicolai Oliden, P.E., Project Engineer and Office Manager
Best resume tip:
Become so desirable, or network so well that you don’t need a resume.
What’s the best career advice you've ever received? 
“You don’t get paid by the hour. You get paid for the value you bring to that hour” –Jim Rohn. This has made me continually focus on what value I’m bringing to my job each day and finding ways to always improve.

Danielle Schroeder, EIT, CBSI, Associate Bridge Engineer
Best resume tip? Experience in the past should be written in past tense. If it is present experience, use present tense.

What's the best career advice you've ever received? The best career advice I ever received was from a Drexel Alumnus and the advice was to apply for the BS/MS Accelerated Degree program at my university. To be able to graduate with both my Bachelor’s and Master’s in Civil Engineering in five years was difficult, but it made it so much easier for me to stand out when I was searching for my first full-time job and I might not have applied to the program if it wasn't for that advice! Generally speaking, I recommend that you connect with alumni from your school, preferably one who studied the same major as you as they have some great advice for you that is specific to your school! 

Christopher Seigel, P.E., M.ASCE, Civil Engineer
Best Resume Tip? Let your resume “tell the story you want to tell about yourself.” This includes organizing your information in a certain way, and including specific information tailored to each opportunity you are pursuing.
What's the best career advice you've ever received? Choose a career that you care about, that interests you, or that you believe in. You will likely spend a lot of time in it. To quote Alan Watts: “This is the real secret of life ‐ to be completely engaged with what you are doing in the here and now. And instead of calling it work, realize it is play.”

Heidi C. Wallace, P.E., M.ASCE, Professional Engineer
Best resume tip: Make it organized in a way that information can be found at a glance
What's the best career advice you've received? Apply to companies with the kind of company culture and atmosphere you want to work in

Jennifer Sloan Ziegler, P.E., Ph.D., ENV SP, Engineer
Best resume tip? Keep your resume clean – balance white space and text.
What's the best career advice you've ever received? You need to know what you know. You need to know what you don’t know. And you need to learn to ask for help.


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