(Closed) Engineer Bees, I need your advice please!

posted 4 years ago in Career
Post # 16
195 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2017

skplue:  Do you already have an address in Seattle? Use that on his resume. Or if you don’t have a place to live yet, maybe get a P.O. box. And network, network, network.

Post # 17
449 posts
Helper bee

There are so many companies in Seattle that hire EE employees that it may take some time but hopefully he’ll find something. My Boyfriend or Best Friend ended up having to work as a contractor for a while to get his experience up. It was worth it in the end, as they made him a full time hired employee after that.

Post # 18
804 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2016 - Wedgewood Las Vegas

Geological Engineering Bee here….Fiance is a Metallurgical Engineer. 

I’ve been in the same boat! My skills are highly specialized, and there aren’t many in the country that do what I do, so I’ve always been more stable. Metallurgist majors are a dime to a dozen, so he’s always had more issues in his career than I have. He’s had way more competition than I have had. 

Just give him time. He’ll find something eventually. In the mining world, someone with just one year experience are practically the same as fresh out of school. It might be the same in his feild. 

It might take a few months, but something will pop up. If you can financially do it. I’d resist him getting a non-field related job. People will question it before it even gets to an interview.

Post # 19
2631 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

He can always get a non-related part time job just to help out with bills…. Just make sure it is part time enough that he can still be job hunting, and has availably for interviews. I also would not put it on the resume, but picking up a few shifts at a store or coffee shop could be enough money to hold you guys over for a while, and it shouldn’t affect his job hunting much (especially if he just does a few shifts mostly on weekends). I’m a female civil engineer, so I had a job lined up easily after college. I think it can be harder for men. Just give it time, and be open. (Also, no one will care about his one year of experience. Most companies really just want brand new people, or 5+ year people. So yes, he can talk about job related things in an interview which might help, but it isn’t really boosting his resume at this point.)

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