How to get a mechanical engineering job without experience?
My boyfriend graduated from Oregon Institute of Tech. approx. 2 years ago with his Bachelor's in Mechanical Engineering and has been trying to get a job ever since. Most companies that he interviews with tell him that he has a great resume but they need someone with experience. He can not get hired because he has no experience, but he can not get experience if no one will hire him. It kills me to see the disappointment on his face when he gets the "thanks, but no thanks" e-mails from the companies he interviews with and I know it hurts his confidence and self esteem. Any advice helps. Thanks!
Asked By: Nicole - 6/1/2011
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Most of the time, job postings will tell you the number of years of experience that are required for the job. Maybe he's setting his sights too high, applying for jobs that require some experience. That's not a bad idea - maybe he'll find someone that really thinks his talents are a good fit and is willing to bend... More
Answered By: tomsing98 - 6/1/2011
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He should go for his masters degree in ME...the higher the education the more likely he would be hired...this should fill the void of the "experience" he needs...it splits to thesis and non-thesis programs...from what i hear it consists of labs and class times and complex real world engineering problems... and with a... More
Answered By: DatWhiteMexican - 6/1/2011
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