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More of the Millennial generation is college-educated, thus the basement standard for most jobs has risen accordingly. Pay in entry-level jobs is also an issue due to student loan and other forms of debt Millennials accrue trying to stay ahead of the masses.
Knowing how and when to apply for a job is just as important as find an opening. Failure to follow a basic blueprint when applying will leave you spinning your wheels.
Spotlight Relevant Experience
You have held a variety of part-time and odd jobs, but you do not need to include every single position in your resume.
Hirers are often flooded with applications, thus their resources are finite. Keep it concise by emphasizing only the positions with relevance to the job for which you are applying.
It does not need to be in the same field, so long as the skills applied or learned are applicable to the position you hope to obtain.
Lead with Leadership
Steven Rothberg, president and founder of CollegeRecruiter.com, says the one thing that stands out on an early-career resume above all else is a leadership role.
If you have experience leading in some capacity, make sure to lead your resume or cover letter with it. This can include heading a volunteer group or even something as simple as spearheading a major class project.
Leadership is not necessarily a learned job trait, so a demonstrated willingness to take charge is attractive to employers.
Don't Apply Just to Apply
Getting stuck in a career rut happens, either due to unhappiness with your current job or unemployment. Don't let your workplace rut bleed into your application process.
Blanketing prospective employers with resumes may seem like a good idea -- the more lures in the water the more potential for bites, after all -- but if you're applying for dozens of jobs, the odds you are tailoring your resume and cover letter to fit the specific opening aren't good.
Submitting a bland cover letter for an opening you may have only minimal interest in is one thing, but you want to take time to craft a standout resume and cover letter for the job you truly want.
Moreover, applying for a job that isn't really of interest to you isn't just wasting your time: It's also wasting the employers.
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Call for Nominations for 2016 NomineesDeadline: February 1, 2016
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Take this opportunity to nominate an early career engineer that represents the next generation of leaders, leading the future of engineering!
Through the Early Career Award, the Old Guard recognizes ASME members that make great strides in the engineering profession, their community and the work of the Society.
The winning recipient will receive $5,000 plus a prepaid ASME membership for life, presented at the ASME 2016 International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exhibition. Runner-up recipients for second and third place may also be awarded a Prepaid Membership for life and Plaque.
Eligible nominees must be a current ASME member and have earned a baccalaureate degree in mechanical engineering or MET between dates February 1, 2010 and February 1, 2012.
Learn more about this Award and How to Nominate Today!
Find a Nominator: For those of you that may be eligible for this award, forward this opportunity to a fellow ASME colleague/mentor to consider nominating you!
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Here are just five things you should be prepared to take away from #IMECE2015:
1. Hear about current advancements and future developments from researchers in 20+ mechanical engineering subspecialties.
2. Stay up-to-date on the latest research and tools you need to advance your career.
3. Connect one-on-one with peers at a variety of networking events.
4. Savor that “aha” moment when your next big idea takes shape.
5. Gain more than 40 hours of face time with leaders in the field.
· Hear what it takes to innovate and develop new technologies in the field of aerospace today from Sikorsky Innovations' Chris Van Buiten, Vice President, Aerospace Engineering.
· Learn from Dr. Kenneth R. Diller how heat-related processes in living tissues may be applied to the design of therapeutic devices.
· Listen to Xerox Corporation's Ursula Burns discuss her views about women in science and leadership.
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As a companion book to the permanent exhibit of the same name at ASME’s new headquarters, Engineering the Everyday and the Extraordinary celebrates engineering achievements and their impact on everyday life. The exhibit is made up of 80 rotatable triangular modules, each one telling an engineering story with a brief overview, a strong central image and a patent drawing or illustration, covering nine major domains of engineering. Checkout the sample pages
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