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Career Query-Mechanical Engineer with 3.5+ years of experience

  1. Jan 27, 2012 #1

    I had done my Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering and had been working at a construction company through campus placement since last 3.5+ years. During this period, I had been trying hard to switch from construction industry but couldn't make it. I wanted to switch over to Design-CAD/CAM side. Now that I am having a toll exp of 3.5yrs and don't want to continue in construction industry anymore. Can anybody suggest me in this regard as I am too confused?

    Thanks in advance.
  2. jcsd
  3. Jan 27, 2012 #2
    It's not about duration, it's about experience. Do you have CAD/CAM experience within your company? Have you demonstrated aptitude for it?

    You can always go the entry-level route. I'm not sure what you want to know. It's tough to find a new job, regardless of what you do. If you want a job in a specific area, you have to market yourself for that area. You have to be an appealing candidate for the position.
  4. Jan 27, 2012 #3
    If you don't have the experience, get started on it with a night course. That's what I did and it led to some interesting jobs.
  5. Jan 27, 2012 #4
    if all you want to do is draft, then do some cad/cam work at night. Design things you see laying around, so you can get experience working with different software suites (so you can add it to your resume)
    carry files around on cheap, bulk usb keys you can attach to business cards and give to potential employers
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