For Entry-Level Engineers

We do not have any entry-level openings at this time – if you would like to send your resume, please email us.

This page of our site is dedicated to entry-level chemical, mechanical and electrical engineers. We’ve heard from you and want to help you in the ways that we can! The reality of the situation is that most companies do not use 3rd party recruiters to fill their entry-level openings. With that being said, I can help you to find your first job. I have some resources below that you can take a look at including a resume template, links to job fairs in your area and some general advice on getting your foot in the door.

 

Resources for Entry Level Engineers Resume Tips for Entry Level Engineers
I’ve compiled some resources below for you that may help you in your job search. My biggest piece of advice is: get those resumes out! The more resumes you can send, the higher your odds of getting an interview. Use LinkedIn, use the alumni network at your school, use whatever resource you have available to you to get your resume in front of a hiring manager. Our saying goes, “looking for a job is a full-time job.”

Useful Links:

Targeted Job Fairs is a website that compiles lists of Technology and Engineering job fairs throughout the U.S. that are open to the general public: http://targetedjobfairs.com/

University Career Services Pages – this is a page I put together with links to the career services pages at various universities that have chemical engineering programs. If you are an alumni of one of these schools, they have pretty extensive free resources that you can use and even if you are not, you may be able to contact the school and get them to agree to let you come to one of their Fall or Spring job fairs: http://sunrecruiting.com/university-career-services-pages/

AiChE Virtual Career Fairs – The American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AiChE) hosts online (virtual) career fairs at least twice per year and for job seekers who are members of AiChE, it is free to attend. This can be a good resource if you missed the career fair at your school or if you graduated at an odd time of year (August or December grads): http://www.aiche.org/resources/careers

There are only a few pointers I have for your resume. I have included a link below to an example entry-level resume which you can feel free to use.

  • Put your degree, school and GPA at the top of your resume. When an employer is looking at your resume, they will be wanting to see what your degree is in and what your GPA was.
  • Put your picture on your resume – this will help to differentiate your resume from all of the others that the hiring manager is looking through.
  • Within your resume, list any jobs that you’ve had – whether it was high school or college, internships, co-ops, whatever. The more varied of a background you can show, the better.
  • At the top of your resume, right under your name and address, put your citizenship status (U.S. Citizen or U.S. Permanent Resident).
  • You might also consider putting your relocation preferences right on your resume, near the top. The more flexible you are with regards to location, the more opportunities you’ll have.
  • List your hobbies on your resume. If you like to go running, put that on there. If you like to fix cars, put that on there. You never know what kind of personal connection you might make with the hiring manager based on a shared interest.
  • Here is a resume template and you can feel free to model your resume after this one. This template was developed based on years of sending resumes to hiring and HR managers. In our opinion, it is the most clear way to lay out your applicable experience. Entry Level Resume Template