How to Write a Software Engineer Resume

Writing a resume is one of the most important things you will do in your search for a career. Your resume is essentially who you are, what you can do, and how well you will perform. So the question is, what will you put on your resume? The most important place to start of course, is the cover letter.

The second page of the resume is important no doubt, but the cover letter is an introduction to that. When you write your cover letter you will first want to introduce yourself. Talk a bit about who you are and what your experience is. Don't go too overboard with the experience because the resume itself will take care of that.
Before you write this cover letter you will need to do some research into the company. You need to know what the company is doing, as well as if they have any new products coming out. Believe it or not this information will show that you are a dedicated potential employee, and that you will bring many things to the table.
When you write your cover letter you will also need to make sure you choose a good font. This will of course involve making sure you don't choose a ridiculous font. The best font for a professional resume would be Times New Roman, and if you really want you could choose Arial.
Once you get done with the cover letter, it's time to move on to the second page. This page will include a list of all the education you have undergone. If there is room you should list everything, but if not, it would be best to list only the most relevant items. For instance if you attended a technical school, you should list that, the number of years you attended, and whether or not you earned a degree. Keep in mind that for most software engineer jobs you will need to have an advanced degree, and if you do not have one, it might be best to go back to school.
It would also be prudent to list your work experience. You should list everything, but if you are an older worker trying to get into the software engineering industry, it would be best to list only the last five years because you don't want a huge list of former employers. If possible you should also list only those employers that are bound to give you a good review should your new potential employer decide to give them a call.
In addition to this it would be a good idea to list a few references. These will need to be people that will not only confirm your work ethic, but also your ability as a computer engineer. This list could include professors, old teachers, and even friends. Creating your software engineer resume is something that you will need to put quite a bit of thought into. It will take some time, but the end result should be quite worth it.


Gail Esparan