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Old   January 14, 2022, 11:27
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Hi guys, I have a question for you. In your opinion, what are the main points that should be present within a CV for CFD related jobs?

I finished the University less than two years ago, so I do not have a lot of working experience; I was wondering if it is worth to show within the resume also very specific skills (related to turbulence models, discretization/interpolation schemes etc.) in order to "demonstrate" to have some particular knowledge on the field, rather than only state "I love CFD, I am able to run a RANS analysis and to do some post-processing stuff".

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Old   January 14, 2022, 18:43
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Old   January 17, 2022, 06:02
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Thank you JBeilke ! Well, I think that those particular skills are very important, but at the same time it is difficult to evaluate them directly through a resume. I mean, they are a sort of horizontal competencies that must be convalidated at least during a job interview or even at work. So my question remains, what are the key points to put within a CV to gain appealing for CFD related jobs?
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(related to turbulence models, discretization/interpolation schemes etc.)
It kind of depends on the job you are applying for specifically.
For a hands-on industry job as a CFD engineer, proficiency in the mathematical foundations of CFD can be less important than one might assume fresh after university. It is assumed of course that you have a general understanding what effect e.g. a 1st order upwind scheme has on a simulation. But that's not how you score points on your resume. Such questions might come up in an interview for an entry-level position later, then it's your time to shine.

Ideally, you can list the CFD-related software packages you already worked with. Even if they don't match exactly with the job description. That still demonstrates that you have experience with CFD.
Complement that with examples of projects you already worked on. What was the problem, which contributions did you make, how did your simulation results help the "customer". Just listing "problem solving" as a skill is less impressive than briefly demonstrating how you solved a problem.
Of course, if you worked on some paper(s) related to CFD, that also belongs on your resume as relevant CFD experience.

Again, things change depending on the type of job you are looking for...
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Thank you flotus1! Obviously I have mentioned all my IT skills related to CFD packages; I also specified that my final master thesis is related to a CFD study. Often (but not always) when I see possible job applications available, the knowledge of some of the maths related to the field is requested, so I was wondering if it was really worth to include it on the resume.
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I mean sure, If the job description explicitly states such things, you include that in your application. Bringing us back to tailoring your application to the specific job.
And if you had some courses in fluid dynamics, turbulence modeling, numerical methods etc. that goes into your resume regardless.
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