Answered by Ellee, Hiring Expert at Textron Inc., on Wednesday, June 14, 2017
Hello! When searching for a job, it can be challenging to narrow down jobs that are the right fit. One thing I would recommend doing from the beginning is identify the locations you are interested in living/working. This will allow you to search for open jobs in a particular area. There are several search engines available – Indeed, LinkedIn, and Glassdoor – just to name a few, where you can search for jobs based on title and location. You may also want to use your network and reach out to some of your classmates that may already be working full time in electrical engineering and see what companies they are working for, what role they are in, etc. To be sure you are finding the right fit for you, you will want to review job descriptions instead of applying for a job just based on the job title. Reviewing the job description will allow you to compare your experiences with the job responsibilities and qualifications and to understand if you would be interested in the role. Figuring out “the best job to apply for” will be based on your preferences, qualifications, and the area you want to work and the company you want to work for!