Q: How can I stand out when applying for an engineering job?
Welcome to Episode #20 of Engineering Career TV. The topic for this episode is How to Stand out when Applying for an Engineering Job.
I will spend most of the Engineering Career TV episodes answering questions that have been submitted from engineers around the world on how to rapidly advance their careers and live the lives they want to live.
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Let’s jump into today’s topic: How to Stand out when Applying for an Engineering Job, which is based on a question from Mallipeddi, who asks the following:
Q: I need help on how to successfully apply for jobs so that I actually get some call-backs. I specifically want help on how I can make sure that my resume reaches the hiring manager without going into a black hole. Thank you.
A: The full answer can be seen in the Engineering Career TV video above, but here are a few of the main points:
- You need to stand out by doing something that makes you standout as compared to other engineering job applicants.
- Maybe you spend $10 on a LinkedIn InMail message that allows you to send a message directly to the HR person as opposed to going through their website.
- Consider doing an audio-visual presentation or use an interesting email subject line.
- Always strive to differentiate yourself as an engineer every day.
I hope you found this episode of Engineering Career TV helpful.
What questions do you have about standing out when applying for an engineering job?
To your success,
Anthony Fasano, PE, LEED AP
Engineering Management Institute
Author of Engineer Your Own Success