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Engineering Career Builder Exchange

Opportunity to network and share ideas and tips related to career growth in the engineering field.

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The Proper Path to PLC Training

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This site useful to those seeking the PLC Training path. See http://plc-training.org You will want to…Continue

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energy engineering job

Started by Hammad Jawaed Jul 28, 2013. 0 Replies

I have recently completed my BE in energy engineering, my final year project is design and development of wind turbine 500 watts so my area of speciality is wind energy so kindly anyone guides me how…Continue

What is the pulse on the current engineering job market?

Started by Suren Sagadevan. Last reply by Alyssa Sittig Nov 1, 2011. 5 Replies

If you're an engineering job seeker, how has the job market changed in the past six months? More jobs? More interviews/offers? If you're currently employed, has your company increased the number of…Continue

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Innovative Recycling & Waste Equipment ...are we really doing enough to save our planet?

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DO companies realize the money they can save, and earn? Our blogs are creatively written and published by our President, Terry Hollen.At…Continue

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Comment by Michael C. Grillo on March 2, 2010 at 11:46am
I have been in the engineering recruitment business for 28 years and will be glad to share advice to you when time permits. I am not looking to sign up 100 of people; for one I only have so many opportunities at a give time. However I will provide advice to those seeking an opportunity and if you see an opportunity on my webpage. Feel free to contact me. www.citynatl.com
Comment by Lennox Bennett on November 25, 2009 at 8:19am
The software application used for engineering design often time is unique for a specific company. Each industry may have their preference based and cost, user interface and application capabilities. Given that your have the experience and flexibility to work with more than one application I believe you should be open to facilitate what is required to get a job while you are here.
Comment by Mahehendranathan on November 24, 2009 at 8:33pm
Hello Friends, I am from India, i am having a rich 8 yrs in CAD tools and i am using Inventor right from R6 2001, and now i am using Inventor 2009 and 2010, and working on solidworks, Alias, Showcase, Pro-e, Unigraphics, etc., I like to know how is the demand for Inventor Designers in Texas Industry and in USA, I am into Automotive, Special Machines, Industrial Design and Industrial Equipments. Kindly help me in this information coz i am planing to relocate to US, and i need this kind help, and any good oppertunities, kindly inform me at mahen1978@gmail.com, and my Green Card process is in the final stage, thanks Mahen
Comment by Lennox Bennett on November 16, 2009 at 2:39am
I am Lennox Bennett and I am with LebenTech Innovative Solutions Inc. I have chosen to affiliate myself with this group to share my experience. You are invited to visit us at www.lebentech.com
Comment by Nate Arachikavitz on November 3, 2009 at 9:23pm
I am currently looking for opportunities in the Twin Cities area. Pro/E training and consulting for the last year with over three years experience in product development, drafting and design.
Comment by Blake Bailey on November 2, 2009 at 7:22am
I am looking for a job in wind energy. I have a manufacturing engineering degree, a business degree, and I have been trained in negotiations at Harvard Law School. I have a strong construction background and speak fluent Spanish. I will start at any position for almost any amount of money. I believe that position and money will naturally fall into place if I can get in the door. Below is an attached resume. If you have any leads, please let me know.

Thanks
Blake

Blake_Bailey Resume 2009.docx
Comment by Joshua Lais on October 30, 2009 at 8:18am
Suren,
Thanks for your advice! I've been freshening up on my interview skills lately and looking for what I and a potential employer want to accomplish during an interview. Your comments match well with what I've been reading/hearing from others.

All,
I'd just like to follow up with my earlier comments by saying that my persistence in bugging my manager, his manager and the hiring manager in HR for my group is starting to pay off. I now have an interview for a position very similar to what I am currently doing as an intern. Good old fashioned hard work and persistence can do wonders. :-) I will report back next week with how it goes and what I learn!
Comment by Suren Sagadevan on October 27, 2009 at 2:58pm
I'd be happy to provide some insight from my experience as a recruiter and manager. Here is some thoughts to start with...

PASSION: Whether I am interviewing people to join our recruiting team or interviewing / screening candidates for our clients, the importance of passion cannot be underestimated. And passion isn't something you can fake. So my first bit of advice is that before you even go in for the interview, figure out if this is something you truly want and can speak and communicate enthusiastically about. Interviewing with a company because you "need a job" or your "commute will be lessened" is not what an employer wants to hear. If you don't believe in the industry / product / service you're interviewing for, then find something else.

BE KNOWLEDEABLE: Especially during times like these, there are many people looking for jobs. Set yourself apart from them in any way you can. You might be submitting your resume to and interviewing with a number of companies but when you are interviewing with any one company in particular, make them feel like they are the only one! Don't give off the impression that you glanced over the job description five minutes before the interview. Immerse yourself in any information about the company that you possibly can. You can even reach out via LinkedIn or the Engineering Exchange to current employees of the company and ask for a few minutes of their time to speak or just pose a question in writing and see what you can gather (and incorporate this in the interview to show you did your homework). Going above and beyond what the many other applicants are doing during the interview process gives the employer insight into what type of motivated employee you will be.
Comment by John R. Gyorki on October 27, 2009 at 1:12pm
Hi Suren, thanks for your kind comments. Because your experience is in staffing, can you give us some advice from the interviewer's point of view? We all go into an interview looking for what we need, but what does the employer need? We are looking for a job that suits us, but the employer has needs too. What should we be thinking about or keep in mind before and during the interview? Thanks.
Comment by Suren Sagadevan on October 26, 2009 at 5:12pm
John - I'm really enjoying the advise you've given and questions you've posed. Great stuff and very inspirational... and very true.

All - I'm glad this forum is starting out to be a useful tool and resource for all of you and hope to see it grow. I thought it might take a while to foster good discussion but I've seen some great idea sharing already. My experience lies in staffing so I can provide unique insight from that standpoint. If there is anything I can do to improve this quality of this forum please don't hesitate to let me know.
 

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