Hey all, coming close to getting my bachelors and need to start looking for a *new* job. I have a really nice resume already, I've had about 4 tech jobs since high school and it's allowed me to find a job within two weeks or so of looking.
However, in my section covering my technical skills, I realized that all I have are things that I've picked up outside of school. So my question is this: there are a lot of things that employers expect you to know implicitly since you have the corresponding degree. Do you go a step further and elaborate on these implicit things, or do you only put in the things that are really above and beyond what comes with the degree?
In my case, my resume will read that I have a BS in mechanical engineering, and my technical skills section is full of programming (languages, work/personal projects) and CAD/CAE stuff (programs I know, years exp). I could put a lot of points in there like "Energy efficiency analysis of a system from a thermal standpoint", things that you learn how to do across various ME classes. It feels like my resume will be misdirected if I don't have anything in the tech skills section about ME, but it also feels redundant, like I'd be wasting the reader's time if I elaborate on these things that an ME grad should know. I know that a resume should be very concise as to catch the reader's attention and not waste their time.