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Best Websites To Find A Job In Engineering

Author: Ethan Smith

When you're trying to break into the engineering industry, a resume and cover letter will only get you so far – you also need to know where to find the job you're looking for.

Checking company websites one by one is tedious and monotonous. As an aspiring engineer, you're probably looking for a more efficient way to browse the world's job openings.

Whether you're looking for an entry-level position or looking to start the next chapter of your already accomplished career in engineering, the following sites are among the best places to find jobs.

EngineerJobs.com

Touting itself as the world's most-visited engineering job site, EngineerJobs.com is certainly one of the largest engineering employment-only websites around, and overall an excellent place to begin your job hunt.

The site boasts an impressive 300,000 jobs from many of the largest and most innovative companies around the world. Cannon, Mitsubishi, HDR, SpaceX and ThyssenKrupp are a handful of the companies actively recruiting through the site.

You can search for positions according to your specialty and even filter out jobs at different career phases such as entry-level and internship positions.

The blog's creative design puts interesting articles such as Engineering the Perfect Cover Letter, How to Pay Off Student Loan Debt Fast and A Brief History of Concrete side-by-side with the newest job listings in your area, making it a convenient one-stop shop for everything you might need during your job hunt.

The Engineering Daily

The goal of the trade website of The Engineering Daily is to simply be the web's most useful and productive medium for engineers. Free to join, the site publishes informative articles about the industry's past, present and future, as well as a handful of fun brain teasers for you to work on in your down time.

On its job directory page, you'll find thousands of listings from companies around the world. You can even sort results by discipline and country, or set up email alerts when listings with particular terms pop up, making it especially easy to find new opportunities for niche positions.

You could also post a stripped-down profile of yourself, detailing your experience as an engineer as well as your contact information for any of nearly 700 companies looking for new talent on the site.

The site also hosts information about many of the leading engineering companies around the world – information that could prove useful when applying for jobs or preparing for interviews.

USAJOBS

USAJOBS is the federal government's official job board – considering the fact that the government spent roughly $23.6 billion on construction projects in February alone, it'd be wise to see what positions Uncle Sam has for an engineer like yourself.

The great thing about looking for work through USAJOBS is that, since it's all in the public sector, listings contain copious amounts of information relevant to the position. For example, you'll always know the salary range of a job before you apply for it.

Additional Tips

In addition to the sites above, you'd be smart to check such general-purpose career sites as LinkedIn, Monster and Indeed.The sheer diversity and depth of their listings put many of the world's best openings right at your fingertips. And don't forget, if you're still in college, your school's job-placement center will likely have a good selection of excellent entry-level opportunities, as well as some positions for those further along in their career.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics forecasts growing demand for occupations such as civil engineers, environmental engineers, landscape architects and petroleum engineers, so check job listings directly with companies in those fields if you're looking to boost your chances of getting hired.

The Bottom Line

So long as humans continue to innovate and develop ideas for new technologies and structures, engineers will be needed to make those ideas come to life.

Once you polish your resume/cover letter (see How Long Should My Resume Be?) and begin applying for jobs through one of these sites, you'll be well on your way to an exciting new career in engineering. For more, see The 10 Commandments Of Resume Writing.

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