What skills can really shine on an aerodynamics engineer’s CV?
Aerodynamics engineers perform duties in designing, constructing and testing aircraft. They may also conduct basic and applied research to evaluate adaptability of materials and equipment to aircraft design and manufacture. They could also recommend improvements in testing equipment and techniques.
Before we hone in on the desired skills an aerodynamics engineer should have, let’s quickly look at the essentials of a CV first. Whether you are applying for your first job or you are an experienced professional, a few golden rules still apply:
Each section of your CV should have a clear header to make it easy for a recruiter to identify key information. Sending a messy CV to an employer could see it land in the rejection pile, because you didn’t make it readable or clear enough for them to find the information they need.
Be concise and don’t include too much – just the relevant points. two pages is usually the expected length for a CV – an even more tailored CV will be way more impactful though.
If it’s not relevant to the job, it shouldn’t be included. Everything in your CV should be relevant to the role you are applying for. This is why we always recommend tailoring your CV to the job.
Your CV should be unique, with examples based on your own experience. This helps prove you can execute these skills.
Or more importantly, a lack of…proofread your CV a few times, and ask someone else to read it too. The less mistakes, the better received your CV will be to a recruiter.
So, what about the desired skills you should have on your CV as an aerodynamics engineer?
Key skills for an aerodynamics engineer
- Knowledge of aerodynamic design principles, tools and process for air vehicles
- Thorough experience of aerodynamic database development
- Knowledge of flight vehicle handling qualities
- Project management
- Team player
- Excellent problem solving skills
- Demonstrated capability of leadership
- Excellent communication skills
- Creative thinker
We like to give plenty of help to jobseekers during their job search – because we know just how frustrating and time consuming it can be. If you’re struggling to get started with your CV, we have a few templates below that might help you take off…including a tailored aerodynamics engineer CV template! Download them below:
We recently caught up with Bridgette Hernandez to discover how to write a killer cabin crew CV. This is what She said: "While recruiting may be currently paused for some airlines, travel restrictions will lift eventually and airlines will return to normal...
We recently caught up with our guest blogger, Alex, to discover if working in aviation affects your personal life. This is what he said: "Not all jobs are created equal, and that is truer for aviation than most other jobs. Working on a plane as a pilot, crew...
We recently caught up with Arslan Hassan from Dynamologic Solutions to discover top tips for new cabin crew. This is what he said: "The airline industry is expected to pick up from where it left before the Coronavirus. The latest statistics show that air...
We recently caught up with Larry Hinebaugh from the Foundation for Business Aircraft Records Excellence to discover if logbooks are perpetually in quarantine? This is what he said: "It’s Autumn 2020, and COVID-19 has been challenging the whole world for the...
Job hunting can sometimes be a difficult and overwhelming experience. We’ve broken it down into 10 easy steps to help you stay on top of the latest opportunities and get noticed by employers.
We caught up with our partner, Cabin Crew Wings, to discover how Cabin Crew can make the most of their layovers. This is what they said... "Following on from our article from last month, Step Fifteen – Managing Relationships with Colleagues, this month we're...