Renewable Energy Resumes – Stand Out from the Crowd

Renewable Energy Recruitment | How to Get Your Resume to Stand Out from the Crowd

In the world of Renewable Energy Recruitment, ensuring your resume stands out from the crowd is more important than ever.

This is an industry that is seeing high levels of growth year on year, with more and more jobs becoming available, as well as more and more jobs being filled. Just last year, ‘clean energy jobs grew by 3.9%, adding 114,000 jobs nationally, increasing to over 40% of total energy jobs.’

As the US and the rest of the world push towards net zero, this is an exciting time to get your foot in the door when it comes to your Renewable Energy career.

If you want your resume to outshine the rest, here’s what you should consider including…


Renewable Energy-Specific Skills

Of course, recruiters will want to know that you’re competent and confident in the world of renewable energy. In this section of your resume, be sure to mention:


STEM Background

If you have a background in STEM, this will stand you in good stead for securing a role in renewables. While not necessary for every renewables role, a STEM background tells recruiters and employers that you’re capable of the high levels of critical thinking required to be successful in this industry.

Technical Skills

Existing technical skills are a stand-out feature on renewable energy resumes. Many recruiters and employers are looking for candidates with proven technical experience. If you have experience working with renewable-specific software or machinery, be sure to mention this in your resume.

Social Responsibility

Of course, recruiters and employers are looking for candidates who take their role seriously in all aspects of life. Showcasing that you take social responsibility seriously and are already contributing to a greener future through your everyday choices, previous renewable energy roles, volunteer work or research is an excellent selling point to include in your resume.


Soft Skills

Showcasing desirable soft skills is equally as important as shining a spotlight on your renewable-specific attributes. Recruiters and employers are looking for candidates who are:

Great Communicators

You’ll be working across a range of subsectors and teams. Showing that you can communicate effectively in many forms and with many people will catch the eye of recruiters.


The renewable energy industry relies on innovation and problem-solving. Highlighting that you excel in this area by sharing previous successes will set your resume apart from the rest.

Natural Leaders

Progressing in the renewable energy industry means being able to manage ideas, projects and people at all levels. Showcasing your natural leadership qualities will give recruiters and employers an idea of your exciting future potential.


Your Renewable Energy Career

With a strong set of renewable energy-specific skills behind you, combined with desirable soft skills and a true passion for all things renewable, your renewable energy career is ready and waiting for you.

Here at Mackinnon & Partners, we work with employers and candidates alike to help match you to your perfect renewable energy role.

For more information, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

Jack Miller

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