The Engineering Career Coach Podcast

TECC 97: 4 Steps to Being a Rock Star Engineering Job Candidate with HR Expert Amanda King

January 26, 201630 min
In today’s episode, HR expert Amanda King gives you four steps to being a rock star engineering job candidate. Here are some key points: Step 1 | Who you are – Identify your values and your priorities Make a decision about targeting what engineering companies you want to work for as opposed to what jobs you want to get. Understand your ideal situation, ask yourself which parts of the job make you unhappy or uncomfortable. Identify what is important to you, think about the career paths you have access to even before building your resume. Step 2 | Using your network – Leveraging your network (i.e. through LinkedIn) to identify the best engineering companies and other engineering career opportunities. Have a specific resume for every engineering job that you apply for. When you are trying to get an engineering job, you’re essentially a sales person and your product or service is yourself. The more that you can do to show that person or engineering company that they need your

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