Boxden hiphop sports wild'ish games movies news eyecandy tech gear rides
trending now most viewers #top20 top yesterday all sections videos pics tracks headlines

1 year in the work force and here's what I learned so far...

most watched this minute | see more
most viewed right now
117 viewing
 They saying Drake brought out AR-AB, Cassidy, Will Smith wearing rip meek mi..
40 comments
most viewed right now
111 viewing
 Image inside Meek On Stage With Nicki Simpin' He Def Doesn't Have The Same Arroganc..
48 comments

top in section
89 viewing
 This dude Drake dubbed his hometown "the 6" when QM was talking about Atlanta
top in hiphop
top in section
64 viewing
 MMA Brazilian Guy hits on Ronda Rousey and asks if she's ever been with a Blac..
top in sports

people viewing this topic:   (0 members and 1 guests)  
 
 

let em know » Share this on TwitterShare this on Facebook
 1 year in the work force and here's what I learned so far...
Unread 2 years agoclass of '05 - away - #1
1450 pageviews
17 comments


pnoi89 3 heat pts space
avatar space
Senior Member
space
$8,263 | POWERFUL
A quick background on myself. I graduated May 2012 with a B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering. No internship experience during undergrad, by the way. Let's just say I shotgunned my resume everywhere and fortunately, got my foot in the door with a nice consulting firm in the energy industry (oil/gas/power). And now, after about one year's experience, I'm transitioning into another consulting firm, this time that works purely midstream oil, gas, and water pipelines.

Anyways, here are some things I learned through my journey so far (This definitely applies to anyone in technical design/engineering. Not sure with other fields though.):


In terms of resumes,

1. Despite what people say about putting your work experience on the top of your resume over your education, still keep your educational accolades at the top of your resume (Degree, Certifications, etc.).

2. Don't stress with going over 2 pages on your resume. If it's needed to expand on your skills, then 2 pages is fine. Especially since most of the time, you'll end up sending over your resume to someone electronically rather than giving them a paper copy.

3. Your resume should be filled with descriptions upon descriptions regarding your skills and experiences. EVERYTHING you can think of (of course, try not to be redundant). It may seem that your resume will look wordy, but that doesn't really matter, from what I learned.

In terms of my job search philosophies,

1. Carry business cards with your contact info over paper resumes. It's a MUCH better networking tool. Trust me, nowadays, if they want your resume, they'll ask you to send it via email.

2. Skills and education are important. Knowing the right people is important. But also, reputation of the company you worked for in the past can be a benefit as well. Example? This first company who hired me out of college was the reason I got an interview with this new company in the first place.

3. Some companies post their open positions online (craigslist, Indeed, their website, etc.) and then some never post theirs to the public. Meaning that they only hire through staffing agencies and/or through internal referrals. So if you're looking for a job, don't sleep on staffing agencies!

4. Step up your social skills. If they like you, chances are, even more doors will open up for you.

5. Second interviews don't mean sh-t. The two companies I've interviewed in the past (both are very large engineering companies), where one of them even flew me out to Texas for a second interview. Don't get your hopes up when this happens. This just means the competition is fierce and they couldn't decide and need to weed more people out for their selection pool. The two jobs I have gotten so far were quick interviews and got a response within a day or two. Then again, these companies aren't as large though.



So yeah, I had some free time today and decided to spread my knowledge on this to you guys. Take it for what it is and hopefully some of you guys can find this useful! Especially since the job market is rough and the competition is fierce nowadays. Good luck everyone.

Last edited by pnoi89; 03-15-2013 at 05:44 PM..
Reply With Quote
2 peeps gave props to pnoi89 ColeWorld (03-19-2013) , ghost213 (03-15-2013)

17 comments for "1 year in the work force and here's what I learned so far..."

- To post a comment, join the squad -


Unread 2 years agoclass of '13 - away - #2
JrEALERS 5544  space
avatar space
FML
space
$495 | 843629
Nice details believed ever word smart guy
Reply With Quote
Unread 2 years agoclass of '10 - away - #3
Alerts 185 heat pts185 space
avatar space
F*** Da Bears, and Bulls
space
$10,510 | POWERFUL
Wow, can you be my mentor?
Reply With Quote
Unread 2 years agoclass of '10 - away - #4
ColeWorld 31 heat pts31 space
avatar space
HiiiPower
space
$9,097 | POWERFUL
Good sh*t!
Reply With Quote
Unread 2 years agoclass of '04 - away - #5
NoName 38 heat pts38 space
avatar space
Senior Member
space
$1,235 | POWERFUL
pnoi89 said:
1. Carry business cards with your contact info over paper resumes. It's a MUCH better networking tool. Trust me, nowadays, if they want your resume, they'll ask you to send it via email.
cosign. I drop my card everywhere I go anyways but this is becoming the new trend, especially if you are in an industry where headhunters are seeking people in your field
Reply With Quote
Unread 2 years agoclass of '13 - away - #6
misterethoughts  space
avatar space
Member
space
$58 | 35493
Good sh*t! Thank ya!
Reply With Quote
Unread 2 years agoclass of '08 - away - #7
606robin 12 heat pts12 space
avatar space
Senior Member
space
$3,020 | 16574352
Get this man a beer, Very encouraging and great info
Reply With Quote
Unread 2 years agoclass of '08 - away - #8
DrX 56 heat pts56 space
avatar space
J Cole is a L
space
$34,925 | POWERFUL
man.....fu*k a job
Reply With Quote
Unread 2 years agoclass of '10 - away - #9
BayArea51 21 heat pts21 space
avatar space
Stern made the call
space
$5,186 | POWERFUL
/sub to read later thanks
Reply With Quote
Unread 2 years agoclass of '08 - away - #10
d3athb4dishonor 5 heat pts space
avatar space
::TOsad::
space
$6,782 | POWERFUL
Yeah, multiple interviews aren't a given you will get the job. It is somewhat a good sign, though. The company I currently work for all three of the head people interviewed me and sure enough I got the job.
Reply With Quote
Unread 2 years agoclass of '05 - away - #11
I_REP_VA 7 heat pts space
avatar space
Deep Chip Stacks
space
$5,923 | 18457296
2 years working corporate....

I learned a lot of patience and controlling my ego. I learned how to eat a lot of sh*t.

Attitude and work ethic >>>> skills.

It's all about work ethic ladies and gentlemen. That's the formula.




Can't wait til I figure out a way to work for myself..

Last edited by I_REP_VA; 04-15-2013 at 09:28 AM..
Reply With Quote
Unread 2 years agoclass of '08 - away - #12
Keno024 9 heat pts space
avatar space
Senior Member
space
$5,115 | 14559894
Thanks for the advice.
Reply With Quote
Unread 2 years agoclass of '11 - away - #13
indagame 5 heat pts space
avatar space
Senior Member
space
$2,306 | 6362157
in the engineering field though
you must be doing good for yourself
Reply With Quote
Unread 2 years agoclass of '05 - away - #14
pnoi89 3 heat pts space
avatar space
Senior Member
space
$8,263 | POWERFUL
I_REP_VA said:
2 years working corporate....

I learned a lot of patience and controlling my ego. I learned how to eat a lot of sh*t.

Attitude and work ethic >>>> skills.

It's all about work ethic ladies and gentlemen. That's the formula.




Can't wait til I figure out a way to work for myself..
Completely agreed! People notice when you have a genuine work ethic and it definitely pays off.

But you also can't neglect the importance of skills though. If your work ethic isn't helping increase your skills, then you'll eventually hit a wall. Companies appreciate hard work ethic, but they also appreciate quality work as well.

And without skills, it'd be a tad difficult to work for yourself too!

d3athb4dishonor said:
Yeah, multiple interviews aren't a given you will get the job. It is somewhat a good sign, though. The company I currently work for all three of the head people interviewed me and sure enough I got the job.
Sometimes. All the positions I had multiple interviews, I ended up not getting an offer. I feel like it's showing that the company is hesitant to pull the trigger on you or just buying some time to see if they can find a better candidate.

indagame said:
in the engineering field though
you must be doing good for yourself
Thanks! So far, I'm loving my new company! Great compensation for an entry-level position, great co-workers, interesting work, and reliable/knowledgeable senior management.

They do put you to work. Not really cause I'm a new guy, but good god, there's just so much sh*t to do to get sh*t done that it gets pretty stressful sometimes to meet client deadlines

Last edited by pnoi89; 04-26-2013 at 12:54 AM..
Reply With Quote
Unread 2 years agoclass of '11 - away - #15
indagame 5 heat pts space
avatar space
Senior Member
space
$2,306 | 6362157
pnoi89 said:
Thanks! So far, I'm loving my new company! Great compensation for an entry-level position, great co-workers, interesting work, and reliable/knowledgeable senior management.

They do put you to work. Not really cause I'm a new guy, but good god, there's just so much sh*t to do to get sh*t done that it gets pretty stressful sometimes to meet client deadlines
I'm sure every job has it's stressful moments especially when you're just starting. But if you had the smarts and drive to get through the math/science that you had to complete to get into the field you're in I'm sure you'll get through the tough early goings of your job.

Bese of luck to you
Reply With Quote
Unread 2 years agoclass of '11 - away - #16
indagame 5 heat pts space
avatar space
Senior Member
space
$2,306 | 6362157
pnoi89 said:
Thanks! So far, I'm loving my new company! Great compensation for an entry-level position, great co-workers, interesting work, and reliable/knowledgeable senior management.

They do put you to work. Not really cause I'm a new guy, but good god, there's just so much sh*t to do to get sh*t done that it gets pretty stressful sometimes to meet client deadlines
I'm sure every job has it's stressful moments especially when you're just starting. But if you had the smarts and drive to get through the math/science that you had to complete to get into the field you're in I'm sure you'll get through the tough early goings of your job.

Best of luck to you
Reply With Quote
Unread 2 years agoclass of '06 - away - #17
Maddog345 3 heat pts space
avatar space
Peacoat
space
$7,614 | 19856145
Good words of advice
Reply With Quote
 

Home > all sections > The Money Spot
  
    
          join bx


 




that hot ish yesterday


most viewed right now
63 viewing
Well damn, Potent dj drama/meek/drake tea via lipstickalley
444 comments
@hiphop
most viewed right now
18 viewing
NBA RIP to Stanley Johnson mom
73 comments
@sports
most viewed right now
16 viewing
Image inside OVOFest The Official Potential Meek Mill Burial Anticipation Thread 8/..
125 comments
@hiphop
most viewed right now
15 viewing
JT Bigga Figga Coming at Birdman Niggas Neck
83 comments
@hiphop
most viewed right now
12 viewing
Article inside ‘Straight Outta Compton’ Reviews Are In, ’The Avengers’ Of Rap Biopics
129 comments
@movies
most viewed right now
12 viewing
Image inside What would you choose for life?.... Choose wisely
164 comments
@wild'ish
most viewed right now
11 viewing
Video inside She Went Off: Mom Catches Her 14 Year Old Daughter With A 21 Year Old!
99 comments
@wild'ish
most viewed right now
10 viewing
Real Talk If Meek The Realst One In The Beef , Why He Catching So Much Hate....
180 comments
@hiphop
most viewed right now
10 viewing
Image inside Aug 1 - CEO who set firm's minimum wage at $70,000 hits hard times
86 comments
@news

^
contact us   |   bx@twitter   |   bx@facebook   |   privacy   |   search   |  © BX 1998-end of time