Crafting a Civil Engineering Resume

How to Rock Your LinkedIn Profile

Your LinkedIn profile is just as important as your resume. Find out how to improve that digital resume.

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Resume to Interview

What most civil engineers miss in their job search is the need of the hiring company. They fail to identify the specific need of the hiring company and instead just explain to the company all of the great things they have accomplished in their careers. The hiring company is less interested in your accomplishments and more interested in their need. If you operate under this assumption (which is usually very accurate) your results will improve.

For example, if a civil firm is looking for a project manager who has experience managing client relationships, then don’t focus your pitch so much on the projects you’ve managed. Instead, focus your pitch on the clients and relationships you’ve managed.

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Avoid Mistakes

What are the top seven mistakes on civil engineers’ resumes? Find out what mistakes you should avoid.

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Top Resume Tips

Looking for more tips? Find out what ASCE resume coaches consider their best resume advice.

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ASCE offers a variety of resources to guide you in writing the perfect resume and landing that job.

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Resume Questions

  • 1.  Resume Questions

    Posted 03-13-2020 01:21 PM
    Are you trying to craft a resume and have specific questions? Please ask them in this thread.

    You can also refer to the advice in the ASCE Resume Workshop thread. You have until Monday, March 16 to submit your resume to be reviewed by the ASCE resume coaches.

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    Tirza Austin
    Manager, Online Community
    American Society of Civil Engineers
    1801 Alexander Bell Drive
    Reston, VA 20191
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  • 2.  RE: Resume Questions

    Posted 03-13-2020 02:35 PM
    Thank you, Tirza for opening this dialogue

    My question is...
    How important it is to mention my leadership positions in one of the ASCE Student Chapters?

    I was a board member twice and a member for over 4 years. I was very active with the chapter but when I wanted to create a resume I only had space to mention below education that I was a board member.

    How have you set these positions in your resumes, especially as fresh graduates with internship experiences?

    Regards,

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    Hala Abdo A.M.ASCE
    Centreville VA
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  • 3.  RE: Resume Questions

    Posted 03-13-2020 04:06 PM
    Hi @Hala Abdo,

    @Danielle Schroeder started a discussion about this ​​topic a few weeks ago. There was some good advice shared on this thread. I'm interested to hear other thoughts as well!

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    Tirza Austin
    Manager, Online Community
    American Society of Civil Engineers
    1801 Alexander Bell Drive
    Reston, VA 20191
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