Advice For Putting Together The Best Robotics Resume

Being a robotics professional puts you in an excellent and a tricky situation. On the one hand, it’s a wonderfully rich field with masses of opportunities and a constantly expanding field of opportunity.

You, as an engineer, are an invaluable asset to the whole operation. However, on the other hand it’s so crowded and there is so much talent constantly circulating that establishing yourself as an independent and valuable part of the world can be difficult.

Finding a job is a difficult but exciting opportunity for you to really earn yourself some respect and to enhance your prospects as you advance in the industry.

Without the right approach though, your applications are likely to get lost in the flood of others doing a similar thing to you. Your resume should be good enough to speak on its own to the recruiters as well as to the computer program that will be sorting out resumes.

So, with all of that said, here are some tips for creating a resume that will really help you to differentiate between yourself and the other robotics engineers out there.

Unless You Are New To The Field, De-Prioritize Education

People like to boast about which prestigious university or course they got on, or what their grades where at high school. This is all applicable for a range of professions, particularly when those achievements have some strong bearing on your ability to perform in those tasks.

However, in robotics experience, concrete, definable experience, is the king of your resume. The exception to this is if you are at the very start of your career, and experience-less, in which scenario you are best off emphasizing skills which are laterally connected and any education which would reassure a development lead of your ability. Otherwise you want your focus to be lying elsewhere on the limited canvas available for your resume.

The recruiters in the robotics field are mainly looking for some experience, even if it is on some side project or hobbies. They want someone who has really had a close experience with robotics. They also want someone excited and knowledgeable in the field.

List And Explain All Previous Robotics Jobs

Your future employer wants to know what you’ve been doing for your past employer and they want to know how much work you’ve been doing. “Including a description of robotics roles that you’ve held in the past will help you avoid either the sense that, if you’ve had a lot of different jobs, there’s some problem with your loyalty or your ability to complete projects, or the sense that, if you have worked for one other company for many years, you aren’t dynamic enough as an engineer”, advises Mark Harrison, recruiter at State Of Writing and UK Writings. Giving indications of how your past experience will practically be connected to the robotics job you are applying for will significantly boost your chances as well.

Explore And Promote Your Niche

In a slightly contrarian piece of logic, it’s important that your resume represents you as a robotics engineer with a niche. Now, you’re already in something of a niche, given that your skills are in robotics not general engineering or other areas of technology. However, the more that you can emphasize how specific your skills are the better your chances are overall. It seems as if, given the competition, you would want to be making yourself a candidate for as many different jobs as you can to cast the net wider. However, this is the wrong approach to have. You want to target ultra-specific corners of your field to be highly valued there, one name amongst a few, rather than being one on a long list of candidates at every company. If you don’t feel as if you have a niche, then putting together your resume can be a great time to start thinking about where your more specific development skills and tastes land you, to pursue that field in the future.

Write Well

The resume is an opportunity for you to show a piece of your work to your potential employer. And I don’t mean a sample of your engineering work. The resume itself, how it is written, laid out and put together, is an indication of your diligence and your skills. It’s a wonderful opportunity to show your employer that you are professional and committed. Write it poorly and you’re in trouble.


It’s an important part of the application and one you can’t afford to neglect. Your robotics resume could get you very far with the right approach. Hopefully this list has given you a good place to get started from.

About The Author

Ellie Coverdale is a technical writer at Boom Essays and Essay Roo. She is involved in a big tech research, and teaches tech writing at Academized writing service.

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