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    Alan Adams

    June 3, 2015 Reply
    Hi All, I am 54 years old and have a Beng degree in Elecical/Electronic Engineering. I have 10 years experience in electronics whilst passing my degree in 1994 although I have 29 years experience within the industry in total. I have been a pcb assembler, and a wireman, wiring up printers and SONAR docking systems.I have done panel wiring and planning and high power electrical maintenance. On passing my degree I have been an electronics design engineer/test engineer, assisting with the designing of pager systems while at Philips in Cambridge UK. I have also been in supervisory and managerial positions up until 2004 when I emigrated across to the USA. I have hardly any software experience and since moving to the USA I have applied and interviewed for 3 positions advertised as Hardware Engineers/Design Engineers. I attend the interviews and everything goes well until the interviewer asked.."What software are you using??" Software, I believed the postion was for a Hardware position?? Well I did not get those postions. Hence, I then applied at my local College of the Mainland down in Texas City TX and was told I have to do my basics!! BASICS!!! but I already hold a Beng degree why do I need to do basics and what exactly does that entail?? Well, I was told that I would have to do English Language, English Literature , English this and that and some math course. I was told I could not test out as it was part of the acceptance for the course....that was four years ago and now I have been in the USA for 11 years and work as a sales associate in the electronics department at Walmart...mmmmm just mind blowing excitement there. I have even offered my services "FREE OF CHARGE" just to get back into the industry but have not had one offer. So, obviously there is something this desparate man is probably doing wrong so can you please if possible help me out here? Thank you Sincerely Alan Adams PS> I have been offered interviews in other areas of TX and even other states but unfortunately my wife refuses to move away from her aging parents and Texas City. I came over here on my own, I have nobody except for her, she just does not realise just how painful the situation is for me.
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      Eyram Sotome

      March 2, 2016 Reply
      I can't believe I didn't see this O_o How are you doing now, Alan?
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    Vanessa

    April 10, 2014 Reply
    THANK YOU SO MUCH!! How is this my first mistake?
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    Faraz Ahmad

    April 10, 2014 Reply
    I am a student of Electrical Engineering in my 6th semester (3rd year) and i have decided to take Electrical Engineering major Power in my final year. Now i wanted to do some internship or software courses related to industrial demand.mostly related to power electronics Kindly advice me in this regard.I shall be highly thankful to you for this favour...!!!
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      Eyram Sotome

      April 10, 2014 Reply
      Faraz, I need you to understand something... Explaining who you are and what you want to do doesn't get you a job. It is what you GIVE to the other person that will give you the opportunity. The comment you wrote would make me just ignore you because everyone does that when they are desperate. So, please tell me... What kind of project have you done in power electronics so far?
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    fezzani zaineb

    April 10, 2014 Reply
    i'm in my first year as a student of chemical engineering ..but i want to have an experience from now and i want to know how to work as an chemical engineer
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      Eyram Sotome

      April 10, 2014 Reply
      Coming up! Be patient though. Because you are starting off, this is the best time to organize yourself for a ChemE job. I'm working on giving you the specific details because I'm not in the ChemE industry but focus only the basics of your classes and get any job that will be in an office. Once you have an office job, I'll tell you about the next level..
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    Yvaral Louis-Jame

    April 9, 2014 Reply
    Way to go! Keep up the good job!
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      Eyram Sotome

      April 10, 2014 Reply
      Thanks Yvaral! So much work to do, but I'll make it!! >.<
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    merphy

    April 9, 2014 Reply
    Hi,I would like to ask a question; me as a student at the end of my second year of chemical engineering,how can I get something or a job involved with my field of chemical engineering? Thanks looking forward to hear from you again
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      Destiny_Journey

      April 9, 2014 Reply
      Merphy, Good Question. Often people take time to realize what they wanna do, you realized at end of second year that's great. Now by end of two years your are half chemical engineer. Which means there are more field specific courses you have to study. So chances are they might reject you by looking at courses you have taken. Here is the twist, If you have done some project that matches the job description might increase your chances high because even though u havent studied the courses you have conceptual knowledge about it. Here is the advice, Try to work on a project on a specific subject which is in market demand like any (software) which increase your chances. Last one This is kinda tricky and double edged sword. Match job description keywords with words in your resume. It works some time
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        Eyram Sotome

        April 10, 2014 Reply
        Those are good suggestions, Destiny_Journey (Is that your real name? If so, SO COOL!) Especially with managers I see in the field today, they don't really care about what you don't know. They are actually just look for a reason to hire you. So, give them that reason, Merphy. It's true that ChemE is a much harder field to get into because of the materials that are used and the components involved. However, I'll tackle that challenge for you and find a way to change that. Thanks for your question ;)
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    Vanessa

    April 9, 2014 Reply
    Bilingual Industrial Engineer looking for Entry Level Position in The Woodlands
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      Eyram Sotome

      April 10, 2014 Reply
      Vanessa, I'm trying to help you find a job. This comment is your first mistake >.>
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    Amine KH

    April 9, 2014 Reply
    keep up the good work eyram ,, am reading in silence !
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      Eyram Sotome

      April 10, 2014 Reply
      Haha... I didn't realize it until now. A lot of people read in silence! Sometimes, you think you are alone when that isn't the case... Thanks for your support, Amine!

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    Alan Adams

    June 3, 2015 Reply
    Hi All, I am 54 years old and have a Beng degree in Elecical/Electronic Engineering. I have 10 years experience in electronics whilst passing my degree in 1994 although I have 29 years experience within the industry in total. I have been a pcb assembler, and a wireman, wiring up printers and SONAR docking systems.I have done panel wiring and planning and high power electrical maintenance. On passing my degree I have been an electronics design engineer/test engineer, assisting with the designing of pager systems while at Philips in Cambridge UK. I have also been in supervisory and managerial positions up until 2004 when I emigrated across to the USA. I have hardly any software experience and since moving to the USA I have applied and interviewed for 3 positions advertised as Hardware Engineers/Design Engineers. I attend the interviews and everything goes well until the interviewer asked.."What software are you using??" Software, I believed the postion was for a Hardware position?? Well I did not get those postions. Hence, I then applied at my local College of the Mainland down in Texas City TX and was told I have to do my basics!! BASICS!!! but I already hold a Beng degree why do I need to do basics and what exactly does that entail?? Well, I was told that I would have to do English Language, English Literature , English this and that and some math course. I was told I could not test out as it was part of the acceptance for the course....that was four years ago and now I have been in the USA for 11 years and work as a sales associate in the electronics department at Walmart...mmmmm just mind blowing excitement there. I have even offered my services "FREE OF CHARGE" just to get back into the industry but have not had one offer. So, obviously there is something this desparate man is probably doing wrong so can you please if possible help me out here? Thank you Sincerely Alan Adams PS> I have been offered interviews in other areas of TX and even other states but unfortunately my wife refuses to move away from her aging parents and Texas City. I came over here on my own, I have nobody except for her, she just does not realise just how painful the situation is for me.
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      Eyram Sotome

      March 2, 2016 Reply
      I can't believe I didn't see this O_o How are you doing now, Alan?
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    Vanessa

    April 10, 2014 Reply
    THANK YOU SO MUCH!! How is this my first mistake?
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    Faraz Ahmad

    April 10, 2014 Reply
    I am a student of Electrical Engineering in my 6th semester (3rd year) and i have decided to take Electrical Engineering major Power in my final year. Now i wanted to do some internship or software courses related to industrial demand.mostly related to power electronics Kindly advice me in this regard.I shall be highly thankful to you for this favour...!!!
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      Eyram Sotome

      April 10, 2014 Reply
      Faraz, I need you to understand something... Explaining who you are and what you want to do doesn't get you a job. It is what you GIVE to the other person that will give you the opportunity. The comment you wrote would make me just ignore you because everyone does that when they are desperate. So, please tell me... What kind of project have you done in power electronics so far?
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    fezzani zaineb

    April 10, 2014 Reply
    i'm in my first year as a student of chemical engineering ..but i want to have an experience from now and i want to know how to work as an chemical engineer
    • avatar image

      Eyram Sotome

      April 10, 2014 Reply
      Coming up! Be patient though. Because you are starting off, this is the best time to organize yourself for a ChemE job. I'm working on giving you the specific details because I'm not in the ChemE industry but focus only the basics of your classes and get any job that will be in an office. Once you have an office job, I'll tell you about the next level..
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    Yvaral Louis-Jame

    April 9, 2014 Reply
    Way to go! Keep up the good job!
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      Eyram Sotome

      April 10, 2014 Reply
      Thanks Yvaral! So much work to do, but I'll make it!! >.<
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    merphy

    April 9, 2014 Reply
    Hi,I would like to ask a question; me as a student at the end of my second year of chemical engineering,how can I get something or a job involved with my field of chemical engineering? Thanks looking forward to hear from you again
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      Destiny_Journey

      April 9, 2014 Reply
      Merphy, Good Question. Often people take time to realize what they wanna do, you realized at end of second year that's great. Now by end of two years your are half chemical engineer. Which means there are more field specific courses you have to study. So chances are they might reject you by looking at courses you have taken. Here is the twist, If you have done some project that matches the job description might increase your chances high because even though u havent studied the courses you have conceptual knowledge about it. Here is the advice, Try to work on a project on a specific subject which is in market demand like any (software) which increase your chances. Last one This is kinda tricky and double edged sword. Match job description keywords with words in your resume. It works some time
      • avatar image

        Eyram Sotome

        April 10, 2014 Reply
        Those are good suggestions, Destiny_Journey (Is that your real name? If so, SO COOL!) Especially with managers I see in the field today, they don't really care about what you don't know. They are actually just look for a reason to hire you. So, give them that reason, Merphy. It's true that ChemE is a much harder field to get into because of the materials that are used and the components involved. However, I'll tackle that challenge for you and find a way to change that. Thanks for your question ;)
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    Vanessa

    April 9, 2014 Reply
    Bilingual Industrial Engineer looking for Entry Level Position in The Woodlands
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      Eyram Sotome

      April 10, 2014 Reply
      Vanessa, I'm trying to help you find a job. This comment is your first mistake >.>
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    Amine KH

    April 9, 2014 Reply
    keep up the good work eyram ,, am reading in silence !
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      Eyram Sotome

      April 10, 2014 Reply
      Haha... I didn't realize it until now. A lot of people read in silence! Sometimes, you think you are alone when that isn't the case... Thanks for your support, Amine!