We are back with episode sixteen of the 1% Engineer Show on how to find an engineering internship by working with a job recruiter. Check it out below and check back on Fridays for new videos. Don’t forget to look into The 1% Engineer website for more interesting posts!
How do I find my first engineering job? This is such a common question I see all over Reddit, YouTube, Quora, etc. There are a couple tactics that most people never explore, like using a job recruiter for help. This leaves the truly ambitious people some additional opportunities to landing that job, to get connected to a potential employer that can change their life forever.
Job recruiters are in the business of connecting companies to prospective employees, and that is you! First, you have to get over any apprehensions you may have. Most young professionals will quickly say “Oh well I’m under qualified for everything, so they don’t want to talk to me.”
In the history of successful people, everyone has started with zero experience. Everyone has gone for an opportunity where, on paper, they weren’t the best candidate. But you never know. So keep an open mind. Once you do this, the process of networking with job recruiters is much easier. This video provides some of the benefits to working with a recruiter, like interview feedback and access to unlisted positions. Additionally, there are some tips as to how you may find these engineering job recruiters. Enjoy!