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I know that a lot of PE or hope to be PEs are on this forum, but i was wondering if we could have a resume building section or something. To help out any college students who find the forum, and need help getting them started on their career path.

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Hey RG AND DV,

Sounds like you guys could have an engineers google on your hands.

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Yeah wow, thats a bunch of work.

rbrund, just do a google search...there is more than enough information on the internet...if you cant find it on google, your not going to find it here...

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Ok, i was just asking the comments of the fellow engineers on the board thats all

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Ok, i was just asking the comments of the fellow engineers on the board thats all

Dude, I wasn't jumpin you. Just givin the guys a hard time.

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When it comes to resume's, remember my motto:

It's not what you know, it's what you SAY you know.

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I dont know how to make an actual resume building tool, but I am sure people wont mind offering advice if you post your resume. Might work better to scan it (delete personal info) and then post it to the board?

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Job Objective: Provide solutions and dedicate myself to the improvement of traffic systems by a career in Traffic Engineering

Education: University of Rhode Island (URI), College of Engineering, expected graduation May 2007

3.32 out of 4.0 GPA through summer semester

Course taken including:

Transportation Engineering

Traffic Engineering

Highway Engineering

Sabis Foxborough Regional High School- Graduated May 2003

Summa Cum Laude in Science and Mathematics

Experience:

May 06 - Sept 06 Masshighway Internship

Projects Intern. Converted Layouts from paper into Autocad Drawings, including Drainage, Roadway, and Layout Boundaries. Took notecard database and inputted it into project database

Feb 06- May 06 Research project

Analyze and research the effects of asphalt binder grades on the performance of Rhode Island Hot Mix Asphalt

Dec 05 - May 06 J.C. Penney

Sales Support, assisted customers, stocked shelves, enter credit card applications, and cash register sales.

1999 ? 2003 Foxborough Regional Charter School Extended Day

Supervised K-8 children during afterschool program.

Training and certifications:

Ms Office, Autocad Land Desktop 2002, Autocad 2004, E.I.T. candidate

Honors and Recognition:

ASCE Member

ITE Member

NCHS Member

Dean?s List

Gray Family Scholarship

Charles Pagella Scholarship in Engineering

Rhode Island Builders Association/Dagata RIF Scholarship

NHS Member

References: Available upon request

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If your looking for an engineering Job take off all experience not related to engineering. No eng employer cares about your babysitting.

List your Eng experience and mention 2 - 3 main projects you worked on and what you did. (I actually work for my brother-in-law on the side, hes a headhunter so i see alot of resumes.)

Also, join a association or two and put that on there...

And if you serious about just finding a JOB, dont limit your objective. Traffic eng jobs are hard to get coming of college. Any specified job is hard to get. jsut get your foot in the door somewhere, then work on your expertise.

I actually wanted to be a traffic eng, but got a job with a city being a stm water eng. I love it, and now I would never want to go back. So just get out there and experience some different fields and dont limit yourself in your objective.

Edited by Blu1913

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Get the word solutions out of your objective statement.

We have a thing here, where we laugh and repeat the context while accentuating the word SOLUTIONS.

It's so 1998.

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I have wanted to do traffic for 4 years or so now before i got to college, i wouldnt mind doing transporation stuff, but i have wanted to be a traffic engineer since i started driving

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I wouldn't worry too much about high school for your education. IMO

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You'll get there. I am in our company's Transportation Dept. Here's my trip broken down:

'97 Graduated with a Mechanical B.S.

'97 Started working for a coal company as Industrial Engineer

'99 Went to work for a civil eng. firm (water and municipal work only)

'04 Came to work for current firm, in Transpo.

Sometimes, the path isn't always a straight line.

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That resume was sent to a company as they asked for a resume today, so i hope what i sent them doesnt hurt me too much

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No, it's not bad.

We are just giving advises. You can take them for what it's worth.

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Well, nothing u can do now...but in the future, dont limit yourself until you get some experience. Just get a job, get paid, and keep looking. I think thats what we all do...

DV nice catch on the "solutions", man thats pretty funny (no offense rb)

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Ok thank you, i sent an email to Kimley horn yesterday asking them when it would be a good time to send a resume to them and they went now so i took my old resume and updated it. And by the way any idea what kinda FE score i need to pass give or take

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That resume was sent to a company as they asked for a resume today, so i hope what i sent them doesnt hurt me too much

It won't hurt you a bit.

Out of college, nobody expects you to know what going on. IMO they want you to be smart enough to get thru school and they figure they can teach you what they need as a fresh grad.

Edited by DIAZWV

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Agreed... :+1:

and dont ask about scores, just wait and see. We've been going over this thing about scores for almost a week now and i think everyone is done with it. But feel free to read the posts...shoudl be enough information that you just wont care what the cut score is after a few postes......

:D

Edited by Blu1913

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I am the FE, i just hope the nation as a whole wasnt the smartest on FE minus everyone on the boards as i think we all did ok. I just worry too much that my impression is going to hinder my chances

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FE, usually is pretty low of a cut score

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ok, next question i have to ask is can i learn a software before i go to work for a company just cause i want to learn how to use it.

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RG or DV or others who are behind the scenes - do you see many people perusing the website as potential employers? I'm assuming that most people would use the standard Monster / Careerbuilder websites...

We could consider a section under Jobs - that would allow anyone interested in posting their resume online a place to drop it. Not sure that the board wants to go that way, but it may be something to think about - probably depends on type / amount of traffic we see from outsiders that are looking for engineers.

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Not a bad idea. Think we will use this one over at our site (meatspin.com). Suggest you look into that one.

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Tom, how do you still have time to post on OUR site? Aren't you beating off all those $140K a year offers with both your hands?

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