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Jody7818 Sep29-11 05:12 PM

Did past "technical experience" + "physics degree" help you get the job?
 
Reading another posting on this forum got me to thinking, and I want to see if anyone else here was in the same situation as I am.

I have 15 years experience in manufacturing and 2 technical diplomas: Machine Tool Technology and Mechanical Drafting. I was laid off last year (I was a tool and die maker) and decided to go back to school for Physics. I'm hoping to get an engineering job in a manufacturing field. I was wondering if anybody else on this forum has been in the same situation I'm currently in. Did your past technical experience, schooling, and skills make it easier for you to land an engineering job (or any type of physics related job)?

lisab Sep29-11 09:49 PM

Re: Did past "technical experience" + "physics degree" help you get the job?
 
I'm not in your position, first off. But I can't see how your technical experience will hurt you in your job search, and in fact it could be a big help.

But, just curious - if you want a job as a manufacturing engineer, why don't you study engineering?

Integral Sep29-11 09:59 PM

Re: Did past "technical experience" + "physics degree" help you get the job?
 
I have been able to stay employed for the past 40yrs, my physics degree never hurt, but it was my technician experiance which got me the job.

Jody7818 Sep30-11 07:04 AM

Re: Did past "technical experience" + "physics degree" help you get the job?
 
Quote:

Quote by lisab (Post 3530920)
...why don't you study engineering?

I'm considering it...


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