Experienced Engineers

Are you an experienced engineer looking for new and exciting opportunities in Australia?

Have you recently returned to Australia from overseas? Or are you considering changing sectors and wanting to move across into another industry segment and wondering whats the best way to do this?

This program is designed for the experienced engineer in mind who is self sufficient and wants to look at other options available to them and work outside the traditional recruitment companies or online application.

Most engineers with experience in a field either want to know how to transfer skills across sectors into another field and are wanting to look at how this will happen, how long it takes and the most efficient way to make the transition, whats really required and is it really possible for them.

With this is mind consider please the following steps.


Step 1: Finding Companies

You need to know HOW to find companies in your field or a new field. You will be shown HOW to find all the engineering companies in your discipline such as Civil, Mechanical, Electrical and Instrumentation, Process, Chemical etc based on their company size: small, medium to large and extremely large.

Step 2: Contacting These Companies

Consider this do you know your industry, are you proactive person or a reactive person? & Who would you hire?
A: The engineer who proactively introduced him or herself, or
B: The reactive online engineer who waits to be contacted via an impersonal online application. You know the drill: HR contact you to come in to meet the relevant persons.
C: The proactive engineer who demonstrated transferrable skills face to face.

Who would you hire?

Step 3: How To Make Contact With The Right People

Learn HOW to contact them, WHO to contact, WHEN to contact & WHAT to say.
It’s actually simple, but hard to do – it’s a skill that can be learned through practice.
Transferring skills or making them aware of your skills is best done face to face.

Step 4: Learn to Up Sell Your Skills, No One Knows You as Well as YOU

“Know yourself” its makes more sense in context, people hire people who not only know themselves, but people who KNOW THEMSELVES, also know how to handle the most difficult circumstances in the work environment. New skills to learn here.

Step 5: What Are The REAL Chances of Finding Work? Set Our to Succeed, Have a Great Attitude

If you worry about the economy, or think it’s tough to find work, YOU will need to change your ATTITUDE before starting.
Commit yourself to working for a company you’d like to work for. You will find all matter of situations and obstacles you will need to overcome, but with each step you will get closer to your goal. Through each step you will learn something more about the industry. It will be challenging and it will bring out the best in you, so dream and think big – why not?


Step 6: Networking

The key to finding work or changing careers is through industry contacts and networks, these days we have so much information at our disposal it can be overwhelming, but the key is to keep it simple you don’t need to know everything, you need to edge your way towards your goals. Being an engineer I understand how we have been trained to think and at times we over complicate this issue immensely when in actually its simple. You often only need one good contact to open a door and from here everything changes.

Step 7: Experience is Important, But it Must be Communicated Correctly

Market your skills to the company face to face, no matter how much you write the true opportunity comes in the interview or in an informal meeting, people sum you up quickly, and they wont meet you unless they think there might be something they could potentially use you on, regardless of what they say. So if you put all your effort in your RESUME it will be a great resume, if you put all your effort into meeting people you will get better at it and this will get you work over your apparent written skills. Take the path least trodden.