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I have a BS in Industrial Technology. I concentrated in Automation and Control. When I graduated I wasn't able to find a job in my field of study and I ended up taking a job as a freight broker so I could pay my student loans. I have recently started to look for a new job as an industrial engineer/manufacturing engineer/process engineer...basically anything in a manufacturing setting. I got good grades in college and I am looking for entry level work due to my lack of experience in my field of study but I still am having no luck (I have posted my resume on multiple job sites, went to an engineering recruiter, and applied to numerous jobs over the past month). Any advice or help or even job opportunities would be appreciated. I forgot to mention that I graduated in May 2004.

Asked By: son of a gun - 6/30/2007
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Look at your cover letter. Are you selling yourself? Are you giving the employer a reason not to hire you? As a manager I look at the cover letter, if I do not like it you will not get a second look... More
Answered By: Doug M - 6/30/2007
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You are doing many of the right things. Of course you had to work anywhere that would take you at first. It usually takes six months to a year to find a job. Perhaps networking would be more beneficial than just sending resumes on job sites. Talk to professors and ask if they know of any companies hiring. Go back... More
Answered By: doryanne949 - 6/30/2007
 
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