The client had eight years of experience as an Electrical Engineer on renewable energy systems in Zimbabwe. After relocating to Australia, he began working as a Customer Support Engineer for a leading provider of Point of Sale (POS) and transnational systems. Having worked on numerous projects as the Project Lead, he was skilled in the design and installation of commercial solar and renewable systems using software such as PVsyst and AutoCAD. Determined to break into the renewable industry in Australia, the client received additional training in Grid Connect PV systems design. A component of this certification included thoroughly understanding the legislative requirements and frameworks underpinning the renewable energy sector. When structuring the client’s resume and cover letter, I emphasised this training as it demonstrated his commitment to expand his knowledge in his preferred field within an Australian context.
In addition to the client’s technical skill-set, he was experienced in the recording and collation of organisational data to generate detailed evaluation reports and assessments. As an Electrical Engineer, he had reported on key organisational metrics such as carbon emissions, energy used, and national grid dependency to demonstrate compliance with all contractual obligations and agreements such as the Paris Agreement on Greenhouse emissions. Identifying this as a valuable skill within any field, I established a separate category within the skills section of his resume entitled “Monitoring and Reporting” that detailed his competencies in this area.
The client was not targeting a specific role and was instead seeking a general update to his resume to improve his chances of breaking into the Australian renewable energy sector. To ensure I used the correct language, I reviewed a range of advertised positions online that were appropriate to his targeted field. When structuring his documents, I presented his skills in a manner that was consistent with the terminology used in these online job profiles to maximise the chances of visibility.
Written by Liam.