What are companies looking for in a resume?


My name is Chelsea, and I'm in my last semester of school to finally become a mechanical engineer. This summer I am trying to obtain an internship and I have a resume typed up, but my confidence to go out there and find something is not there. I really want an internship to gain experience and build my confidence. But it seems like Ill never get an internship. I don't have such a great GPA and that doesn't help my confidence either. Any pointers? What are companies mainly looking for in resumes? I've applied to two companies and nothing from either one so far.
posted by Chelsea, Marrero on June 24, 2014

Answer by Ms Rae Anne Rushing

Even if your GPA is not strong, your degree offers a very desirable skill. I personally did NOT have the opportunity to participate in an internship because I was always working at jobs to maximize my pay in order to put myself through school and not necessarily focused on post college strategies. I believe you can get a good job and I would focus on the following areas:

Technical sales of HVAC equipment

DDC Controls Companies (Johnson, Siemens, Alerton, Honeywell)

Design/Build Mechanical Contractors