Category Archives for Job Hunting

How to Make An Engineering Design Portfolio

A design portfolio is a visual summary of your projects and accomplishments. Students and rookie engineers should have an engineering design portfolio. It can be in the form of a blog, a website, videos, or a PowerPoint presentation.

 

The main benefit of a design portfolio is it shows your accomplishments. This will help you get internships and jobs. You can show interviewers what you’ve worked on, and showing is much more effective than telling. A portfolio also shows off documentation and presentation skills, which are very underrated skills for an engineer. Design engineering positions all but require a portfolio to apply to one.

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Recruiters and Headhunters for Job Hunting

Recruiters and headhunters are individuals who help companies find people to hire. They’re unaffiliated third parties who help fill jobs for companies. I’ve worked extensively with recruiters and headhunters the past year, and I want to shed some light on why and how you should work with one.

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Job Hunting Experiences and Tips

I’m going to share my job hunting experiences and reveal the truth behind the job hunt.

 

I’ve gained a lot of insight into job hunting after 2 and a half years. I want to share this insight and hopefully help you avoid my pitfalls. And if you’re a long-term job hunter, I want to provide some perspective on what the deal is and give you some concrete solutions.

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My First Full Time Job Out of College

First jobs suck, right? Here’s what my first full time job out of college was like (it involved defecating into a partially empty jar of trail mix in the back seat of my car):

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Resume Crafting That Gets Results

Your resume is a one to two page description of you and why a company should hire you. If you apply for a job with a resume, you’ll be competing with dozens, hundreds, even thousands of other resumes. You need every single edge you can get to stand out and land an interview.

 

I’ve done 26 job interviews in the past 2 and a half years, and I’ve landed two job offers. I accomplished this mostly through having a great resume, strong interview skills, and knowing how to apply to jobs efficiently.

 

Here’s everything I know about resume crafting and applying to jobs:

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