3 Steps to Land Your Dream Engineering Job
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3 STEPS TO LAND YOUR DREAM ENGINEERING JOB
If you are currently stuck in a job that is not personally, professionally, and/or financially rewarding, you are not alone. Reports show that 53 percent of Americans are currently unhappy at work. The good news is, with today’s current job climate, there is no need to stay in a job that you are unhappy with. Especially in the engineering industry, there are so many opportunities right now to improve your situation and find, not just a job but, a career that you love. One where you will get the opportunity to work on some of the coolest and most exciting projects in the world! By following these 3 simple steps, you will be able to find a position that provides the engagement, rewards, satisfaction, and quality of life you crave when you land the engineering job of your dreams.
Step 1: Your resume needs to look the part
You are trying to land your dream engineering job. That should be obvious to anyone who reads your resume. There are a few specific things that will help your resume stand out to engineering companies. First, be concise, you do not need your whole life’s story on your resume. According to Monster.com, there is “a tendency among engineers to ‘go into information overload on their resumes’.” The cleaner and easier to read your resume is, the more likely it is to be read. Next, you want to tailor it to the job you are going for. Even if you do not have the exact experience the job requires, highlighting the specific skills they are looking for will go a long way.
Also, remember that your resume is not just 1 or 2 pages of skills & experience. You need to have an attention-grabbing and personalized cover letter as well. You want an engaging opening line which makes the hiring manager want to continue reading and language that matches the specifics of the job that is offered. Finally, PLEASE make sure your social media and professional networking sites such as LinkedIn are professional, up to date, and tailored for the jobs you are pursuing as well. A Career Builder survey shows that 70% of employers look at social media to screen candidates.
Step 2: Create a target of what you are looking for and what’s important to you.
Start your job hunt by creating a list of what you want in your dream engineering job. What is most important to you? Is it money, work/life balance, career development opportunities, interesting work? Make a list and rank each factor by the level of importance. Chances are that most jobs will not hit every point on your list but the ones that hit more of the higher-ranked ones are jobs worth pursuing. If you need some inspiration to help decide what factors are most important to you, search for lists of factors that are important to many job seekers.
Another list you should create is one of the top engineering firms in your area. These will act as your target list when looking for your dream job. You can Google things like “top _____ engineering firms near me” or look at who is posting engineering jobs in your area on engineering industry job boards. The more familiar you are with your target market, the more prepared you will be to capitalize on opportunities when they come.
Step 3: Let the engineering HR professionals help you
Uploading resumes on job boards is time-consuming and frustrating. Instead, get an expert on your side who can do the leg work for you. Working with a specialized company like Enscicon can make your job hunt much more fruitful and a lot less painful. Enscicon is one of the leading national players in connecting top engineering talent with the best engineering companies in the industry. These include Fortune 500™ firms as well as up-and-coming growth firms in some of the engineering hottest niches.
Don’t beat your head against the wall trying to job hunt all by yourself. Enscicon will not only make the process easier and more streamlined, but their connections will also help you get your resume to companies and in front of the right HR people that you may never be able to access on your own. Eniscon works with the biggest names in the engineering field as well as a ton of smaller, local firms. These companies will offer you the opportunity to work on some of the most interesting, exciting, and impactful engineering projects in the world. You will be able to make a true difference in your chosen field.
The engineering job you need to create a rewarding and long-lasting career is out there, now you just need to go and get it! When you follow these 3 steps, it will put you on the right track to make that dream job a reality. Remember to tailor your resume to the job, know exactly what you are looking for, and make the process easier by working with specialized professionals. When you do this, the engineering job that fulfills you professionally, personally, and financially can be yours.
Working with a specialized recruiting agency like Enscicon can alleviate the job search pain and help you land your dream engineering job in one of the following fields: oil & natural gas, power, mining and minerals, environmental, transportation infrastructure, and environmental.
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