Fresh engineering graduates and students of engineering who are on the verge of completion of their undergraduate or post-graduate program are often in dilemma about how should they pursue their dream further discipline in order to become a successful engineer. There are few things you need to keep in your mind after your academics in order to become a successful engineer:
- Don’t just aim for big organisations: Big firms might provide you lucrative offers but careers in these are often stagnant since you are towered with bigwigs of the industry. If you get an offer easily then you should accept it. But if you are hunting for a job since long, then you also look for middle-level organisations and start-ups which have good market repute.
- Highlight your role and learning on your CV: Try to highlight your contribution to the specific work/project experience and what you learned out of it. If it was an engineering role, describe your learning while you used tools such as CAD/CAM/CATIA). If it was a non-engineering role, articulate your managing skills.
- Acquire inter-disciplinary skills: If you are a mechanical engineer, learning a programming language or two would not hurt your CV. Supply-chain management, supervisory abilities, and using various automation tools is what engineering employers primarily look for while hiring. Hence, polish these skills while interning anywhere.
- Become flexible in terms of geography while opting for jobs: More flexible you are in terms of terms and culture in which an employer is located, better will be the opportunities that you will be offered and varied will be roles.