July 31, 2013 By John Hargaden
The following job search tips will help you land an engineering job quickly after graduating from college:
You most likely did not study general engineering. Perhaps you specialized in chemical, electrical, mechanical, computer, marine, aeronautical, medical, or another engineering field. All fields of engineering do not deal with the same thing. So, tailor your CV to suit your particular field of engineering. Being more specific about your specialization will better your chances of getting a job. Also, have different customized CVs for different employers, job opportunities, and engineering specialties you are targeting. Employers get inclined to CVs that have a personal touch.
Gaining practical experience is a big step to increasing your chances of securing a job. Get a work placement or internship to gain practical experience to complement your theory knowledge. You will also be able to make wise decisions based on the experience you’ve got. If you perform well in your placement, you may get hired by the company. You may also work as an apprentice to begin developing your career as you seek employment.
There are recruitment agencies online that help graduates get engineering placements and jobs. Contact these agencies and find out about their graduate training schemes and career services. Professional bodies are a good resource for finding information, career advice, and networking opportunities. Being a member of an engineering professional body can also increase your probability of getting a job.
This refers to both oral and technical preparation. Research well the organization where you want to apply for a job and know what their activities include. Also, be ready to use your class knowledge and practical knowledge as you are likely to be asked about an unfamiliar scenario you may face in your career. How you answer such a question may determine whether you will get the job. Sometimes you may be given a chance to prove that you really know the practical part of engineering. Ensure you are ready for anything that may come up during the interview.
Nothing will market you more than the CV you present to employers. As a fresh graduate, your CV may not be more than a page. But if you find it difficult to keep it to one page, focus on quality and not quantity. Use bullet points to make your CV simple to read and list all important accomplishments. A good example of your career accomplishment can be the engineering project you did in college. If you topped your engineering class, indicate it, too. Be honest with the information you present in the CV; do not give yourself credit where it is not due.
This article appeared on the Careerealism website on Wednesday 31st July 2013 – http://www.careerealism.com/job-search-tips-engineers/
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