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Sample resume for an entry-level mechanical engineer

How to fine-tune your resume so it performs like a well-oiled machine.

Sample Resume for an Entry-Level Mechanical Engineer

As you embark on your engineering career, you'll need a resume that makes you stand out from the competition, says resume expert Kim Isaacs. For ideas on how you can fine-tune your own resume, view this sample resume for an entry-level mechanical engineer that Isaacs created below, and download the entry-level mechanical engineer resume template in Word. And if you need more help, get a free resume evaluation today from the experts at Monster's Resume Writing Service. 

Additionally, you can learn more about engineering careers on Monster.

 

Entry-Level Mechanical Engineer resume template

 

Recent graduate of ABET-accredited BSME program seeking an entry-level mechanical engineering position.

  • Solid command of technologies, tools and best practices in designing mechanical equipment using AutoCAD, SolidWorks and engineering drawings.
  • Excellent shop and safety skills honed from work as a machinist and welder. Able to design and fabricate tooling and mechanical test fixtures.
  • Strong team collaboration skills. Work closely with team members to achieve engineering goals.​
 

ABC University -- Sometown, PA
Ranked in the top 10 mechanical engineering schools by US News and World Report
Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering (BSME), GPA: 3.4, 5/2016

Completed Courses in Major:
  • Statics, Dynamics, Engineering Analysis, Mechanics of Materials, Fluid Mechanics, Dynamics of Machinery, Measurement and Instrumentation, Mechanical Engineering Thermodynamics, Industrial Processes, Elements of Material Engineering, Machine Design, Mechanical Vibrations, Thermal Systems Laboratory, Heat and Mass Transfer
Design Project:
  • Completed senior project at DEF Company, a manufacturer of machine tools for the sheet metal industry.
  • Assisted engineering department in designing straight hand seamer used in bending, seaming and flattening sheet metal.
  • Created models using SolidWorks and participated in cross-functional product-development meetings.
  • Contributed idea for change in handle design that is expected to improve comfort and safety when gripping the seamer. Product is currently in preproduction testing phase.

Programs: AutoCAD, SolidWorks, MS Project, MATLAB, MS Excel
Machining and Welding Tools: CNCs, mills, lathes, angle grinders, plasma cutters, oxy-acetylene torches, arc welders, band saws, grinders, shears, drill presses, chop saws, etc.

Hired by ABC Machining Company as well as local construction companies to handle per-diem projects.
Machinist & Welder (contractor), 9/2015 to Present

  • Earned a reputation as a talented machinist and welder. Developed excellent fabrication and machine shop skills, completing all projects on time and to specifications.
  • Handled welding assignments that involved installing, repairing and fabricating materials (sheet metal, steel, tools, parts, doors, gates and more). Became adept at reading blueprints/drawings and fulfilling work orders.
  • Demonstrated advanced skills in operating equipment and machines including CNC machines, cutting machines and hydraulic presses for the fabrication of mechanical components.

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Application Letter Sample for Fresh Graduates

Are you a recent graduate currently looking for a job? If you are, then you must have experienced firsthand how challenging it is to write an application letter.

An application letter is one of the first few things that you need to prepare when applying for a job. Your application letter, together with your resume, are two of the most important documents you need in your bid to get a job and finally join the workforce.

The term “application letter” and “cover letter” are often used interchangeably though both are different when it comes to purpose, content and length. To avoid confusion, we are strictly going to use the term “application letter” on this article to describe a document which main purpose is to describe your skills, market your abilities and summarizes your experiences.

Your application letter serves as your formal (albeit non-personal) introduction with your potential employer. It contains your background, summarizes your knowledge and experiences and includes a few more details as to why you are qualified for the job. More importantly, your application letter expresses your intent to apply for a specific job within an organization, business or company.

To help you effectively persuade your potential employer in considering your application, take some notes from these application letter samples.

 

Application Letter Sample 1 (Print Copy)

This application letter sample shows the correct format you should use when sending out your application letter in print form. If you plan on submitting your application letter via email, refer to the second application letter sample below.

22 H Venture St.,
Diliman, Quezon City
Philippines

April 17, 2015

Mr. Vincent Chua
Hiring Manager
Bank of the Philippines Islands (BPI)
12/F Ayala Life-FGU Center, Ayala Ave.
Makati City 1226

Dear Mr. Chua,

I am writing to express my interest for the position of Recruitment Assistant in your esteemed company.

Having recently obtained my Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration major in Human Resource Development Management (BSBA-HRDM) in the Polytechnic University of the Philippines (PUP), I wish to bring my knowledge, skills and commitment to excellence to your company’s innovative environment.

As a Business Administration student, majoring in HR management, I’ve become equipped with the necessary knowledge that come with the position including manpower recruitment, workforce organization, personnel training and compensation as well as legal provisions and other labor concerns.

My internship at San Miguel Corporation also afforded me with the crucial skills to work with some of the best professionals in the recruitment and human resources industry. Being a trainee has developed in me enthusiasm and a true passion for human resources and has subsequently convinced me that human resource management is my true calling.

For additional details regarding my qualification and expertise, please review my attached resume.

Thank you for taking the time to consider this application and I look forward to hearing from you.

Sincerely,

(signature)

Jessica Cenadoza

 

Application Letter Writing Tip: When intending to submit a hard copy of your application letter (and resume), make sure that you send it in a strict business letter format. Remember that your application letter not only speaks of your skills and accomplishments. It also shows how effectively you can communicate. Therefore, make it a point to impress your potential employer by writing a grammatically correct, perfectly spelled and properly punctuated application letter.

 

 

Application Letter Sample 2 (Email Copy)

As previously mentioned, the format of your application letter may differ depending on whether you are submitting a print copy or an email copy. The second application letter sample below is a copy tailored specifically for emails.

 

Email Subject: Eric Tala, Marketing Associate Position

Dear Ms. Castañeda,

I would like to express my interest in applying for the position of Marketing Associate as was recently made available in your company.

I believe that my degree in Business Administration (BSBA) major in Marketing from the Philippine School of Business Administration (PSBA) has prepared me for this position. As a student, I was equipped with the necessary knowledge and skills to help develop and drive effective marketing strategies.

During my internship at Uniliver Philippines’ Marketing Department, I learned how companies determine what product or service to sell, how to reach target demographics and how to respond to the demands of competitors. More importantly, I had the opportunity to work with seasoned professionals who taught me how to easily grasp complex marketing concepts and at certain times, how to roll with the punches in order to achieve various objectives.

I have also acquainted myself with a wide range of skills that allow me to blend with the group or team’s culture and to continuously strive to reach common goals amidst failures and setbacks.

My active involvement in many academic and extracurricular activities has done so well in developing my communication and leadership skills, which are vital in finding success in the corporate world.

With this application letter, I attach herewith my resume for your full consideration. Thank you for taking time to review my application and I am looking forward to your reply so that we can further discuss my application.

Yours sincerely,

Alvin C. Marfal
7194 Marcelo Ave
Parañaque City, Metro Manila 1700
Mobile: +63 929 XXX XXXX

 

Application Letter Writing Tip: Make it a point to include the necessary email subject when sending your application letter via email. The email subject provided on this application letter sample follows the usual format (name, position you are applying for) though some recruiters require applicants to send their application letter (and resumes) with a specific email subject.

Also, when sending your application letter thru email, remember to include your contact details on the email signature. By doing so, you will enable the recruiter or potential employer to respond to your application immediately.

Remember that these samples are merely templates meant to serve as a basis in writing your own, personalized application letter. When writing an application letter, feel free to customize it according to your own personal preference. You don’t want to have just another generic application letter because chances are the hiring manager has already read hundreds, or maybe thousands of it. You want your application letter to stand out and ultimately showcase why you are the best person for the job.

NOTE: These application letter samples are for reference only. All information provided should be considered as fictional.

Need more help writing your cover letter? Read “Analyzing and Avoiding Common Cover Letter Errors”.

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