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Good Way to Get a Job in the Electrical Engineering Field?

01/03/2015 12:40 PM

I have some background in Embedded Systems (I worked with Arduino too) and I did some training in PLCs earlier. But I have no actual job experience. What would be the best way to go about this? I am in the United States, but don't know anyone in companies.

I think I have a fairly good learning curve. Any suggestions?

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01/03/2015 1:15 PM

Find a good co-op program and work hard at it. The exposure to the "real world" will only do you good things and get you experience.

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01/03/2015 3:18 PM

Put together a resume' and send it around on the internet.

If you're not working now, volunteer for an internship.

Prospective employers never go looking for help. They expect it to come to them.

None of your posts here indicate that you are not capable.

See what's out there.

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01/03/2015 5:41 PM

You could search out local or regional firms involving electrical engineering. Don't just go there and apply for a job (which may not be available). Instead, present yourself along these lines: "I'm new to the profession and/or new to this locale, and would like your advice on companies where my education/experience could fit. I would value any suggestions as to whom I might contact, based on this resume"...

This does not ask your interviewee for a job offer, so (s)he is not put on the spot for saying "no" to anything. Your attitude is of offering rather than pleading. If your resume does fit their prospective needs, you are already in the door. If not, they may give you ideas--and references--for other nearby opportunities.

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Re: Good Way to Get a Job in the Electrical Engineering Field?

01/03/2015 6:57 PM

Good approach...

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01/31/2015 10:44 AM

List you name and qualifications on Link-In

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