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These resume tips for engineers which I am going to mention here are compiled after a series of interviews with many experts in the field. I got a lot more appreciation from students about my article on "six tips for writing an effective engineering resume", so i thought i shall write another version with latest tips and techniques. Resumes are often the foremost step to let an employer know that you are the right candidate to be called upon for an interview. The biggest mistake the candidates usually make is to forward one ready-made resume sample to every employer, without editing it according to the job description. Each job has its own nature and a different necessitated skill set for which a single resume once made does not match, hence constituting in a non productive outcome. To ensure that your resume is not skimmed around but read thoroughly by the prospect employer, a resume should be properly furnished and well set as per the job detail and description stated by the employing body.

The statement of your objective is a clear indication to the employer about what you intend to accomplish and indirectly your worth to the company. A statement which should not be long enough then two lines must give the employer a heinous idea that you are the candidate he is looking forward to hire. It is highly imperative for a candidate to have a well prepared resume which is free of any grammatical or spelling mistakes as it constitute to a potent first impression. It should be cross checked through peer review to avoid any serious blunder and verbosity.

An engineering resume must vividly depict candidate’s blend of technical as well as managerial skills. To achieve the said goal, it is a good practice to add a technical and/or managerial summary of your areas of expertise under a skills section. You can always break this section into further subcategory for a rapid scan concerning the knowledge of programs and application you cognize well in.

If you are a fresh graduate right out of college or university, two of the most agile tools that you posses to get the eyes of the recruitment manager get stuck to are your academic projects and related work experience. Work experience which may come in the form of internships or any coursework projects done with the affiliation of an industry are weighed high while you apply for a certain post. A candidate must always mention the internships done with a brief description of what work was he/she involved and tools or software which made the project successful. Similarly if an industry collaborated project was undertaken, mention the industry title and the capacity with which it was done. Make sure to highlight the semester or coursework projects or assignments which were down that cope up well with the job requirement, because mostly the hiring managers look for a candidate’s aptitude which is judged by the projects he/she had been involved in as their aptitude determines their attitude leading to a roaring attitude. Avoid unnecessary details and remember to mention all the work in reverse chronological order, stating the latest job done at the top. Read my article on resume tips for recent graduates for more tips for fresh graduates.

Using magical words are developed, formulated, designed, enhanced efficiency, productiveness, monetary savings add more spark to your resume and are noted in the initial go. It gives the employer a sense of curiosity to know more about the person and ways from which company may exhibit productive shades from him. If the job you are applying for is not your first job, try writing about such assignments that made you stand out from the crowd, look around for the ways that helped you do jobs efficiently in low budget, since organizations always look for cost effective solutions which could result in maximum profit at their end.

Moreover, keep your resume positive and enthusiastic. It must represent what you actually are and what you did. I hope these resume tips for engineers will help many engineers in making their resumes look better. If you are looking for an example resume or sample format of engineer resume in pdf form, you can downlaod it from sample engineer resume and format.

Jazib Saeed Khan Mar 23 '13 · Comments: 1 · Tags: cv, engineers, tips, resume, engineering
How students can earn money? There are many engineering students out there in the world who are worried about how they can make money to pay for the expenses of their college fee and accommodation etc. After all engineering education is among one of the most expensive educational degree in the world. Even more expensive if you are studying at some private engineering school, college or university. Many students are always looking for scholarships to continue education and they really face hard times and many rejections in this process.

A few days back, while I was browsing different websites, I noticed an article titled: “How students can earn and make money” and I found it so much interesting and based on facts and reality that I wanted to share it with you guys here at Hello Engineers. This article is a genuine effort towards helping engineering students in earning some extra bucks and money for their education and living.

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I am quite hopeful that all engineering students will find this article quite helpful for them. I recommend you all to give it a try at-least for once. You will never regret your decision. It will definitely help you all in earning money and making a lot of it.

Alex Zuev Mar 23 '13 · Comments: 4 · Tags: profit, money, making, earn, students, how to, engineering
Engineer vs scientist - Difference between an engineer and a scientist - “I always wanted to be an engineer. And today as I see the magnificent artifacts that have been created by me I feel so lucky that I landed in a profession of my choice”. Well these are the words of a random person who happens to be an engineer by default. And believe me if he were a scientist, he would have said the same thing. And so the hot point is: we really never know what makes an engineer different from a scientist.

Ironically people differentiate scientists from engineers by the level of personality they own. Engineers are often regarded as cool people with highly paid jobs who have nothing to do in the world but to make all the important decisions. Scientists on the other hand are regarded as the hapless people who spend most of their lives with lab rats thinking over the issues that have nothing to do with a common man. This is the main reason most students want to take up engineering as the future profession although they never realize that engineering is a multifaceted endeavor and they will have no exposure towards it until the end of the high school. And this happens to be the most important reason that most people never realize that a scientist and an engineer are indeed very different with different aims and indeed different priorities.

Differentiating engineering from science is a matter of how we look at the two professions in the real world. An engineer’s priority should be to take up real world challenges and complete them in real time so that people may get the desired results and benefits. So in a way, we can regard that an engineer is closer to the common man than a scientist. It is just an opinion not a well established fact. A scientist on the other hand should have the insight to perceive the upcoming future. And that is the fun part. A scientist mostly lives in a virtual world full of random and abstract thoughts that combine to form a solution. An engineer on the other hand lives in a real world that we all can see and feel. And that is the main reason that most of the work done by the scientist does not become inevitable at once.

Engineers often argue that their job is more innovative than the job of an average scientist who has to live with a bunch of lab rats all day long doing nothing. Well this perception is absolutely wrong. Inevitably engineering is a very versatile profession but innovation is just a part of it. A scientist on the other hand lives merely on innovation. Working in a virtual world is no easy task which requires loads of innovation in store.

Sometimes it is very difficult to draw a clear boundary between the two professions. Both have contributed immensely towards the development of this world. And it would be true to say that both are the wheels of the same car. Instead of discriminating them, we should try to bridge the two professions so that the world can really see what happens behind the scenes. I hope this article gives you a good idea about difference between an engineer and a scientist.

What is the role and status of engineers in the society? Engineers are often perceived as the cool guys. People who have all the time in the world to work on the projects that will some day benefit us all. This belief is some what more common in the Asian countries where engineering happens to be a very respectable and highly ranked profession. Now this may sound rather unwelcoming to the readers, but it is a fact that engineering is not just confined to the walls of development and research. It has a deeper meaning that entails an engineer to certain responsibilities.

To save us some valuable time we can easily assume that an engineer's role is only to build new things that will benefit the society in the times to come. And so indirectly we are assuming that an engineer is merely a social servant whose sole aim is to serve the people that live around him. And this situation is not new to us. For years we have pondered over the status of engineers in the society. Inevitably the engineers have played an important role in the modernization and industrialization of our society. Even today they are perceived as neutral experts and are highly esteemed in many societies.  

But the role of an engineer is not over. The respect and fame which an engineer enjoys throughout his career come with certain responsibilities that can never be forsaken. People expect engineers to speak out when it comes to education. An engineer should be very keen to impart quality education to his country men. It doesn't mean that engineers should open schools but an engineer should look towards the ways that can make education better. There is a great reliance to solve education problems through technology and engineers should contribute to that technology to make things better in the field of education.

An engineer should work for the betterment of economy. Now some engineers often rule this theory out by considering it absurd. They say that an engineer is never related to economy. This is some thing that has been hard coded into many esteemed engineer books. Well approaching such arguments might need some technical low level details. An engineer is good with numbers with the economy of a country made up of numbers. It is just a mere thought that an engineer can be very good in economics if given provided proper instructions. So if engineers of today take active part in the world economy, they can do wonders; this idea is being endorsed globally now that engineers can be very good with the management skills. 

There continues to be no restriction to what engineers can do to make this society better. Engineers have always played an important role in all societies. Although we don't have many engineers as role models yet they enjoy a respectable position in our modern societies. The key point is that an engineer should understand well his/her role in the society and should strive to make this world a better place to live in.

Hence, the article reviews the status that engineers enjoy in our modern societies and the responsibilities that come with this status stating that how actually engineers can make this place a better place to live in.  
Jazib Saeed Khan Mar 17 '13 · Rate: 5 · Comments: 1 · Tags: status, role of engineers, society, engineering
Which engineering field or branch is the best to go into? Building up a career in the extremely lucrative and fascinating field called “engineering” is a challenging job. With the advancement of technologies various engineering fields are also developing fast. It is imperative to explore them since there are numerous branches such as information technology, computer science, and mechanical, civil, electrical and so on. As an engineering contender several fascinating branches of engineering exist which may be pursued. It’s essential to know the most appropriate specialization to choose based on appointment opportunities being offered. The top-rated best engineering fields and branches comprise of:

1) Computer Science Engineering
2) Mechanical
3) Electrical
4) IT and communications
5) Mathematics and computing
6) Electrical
7) Civil
8) Chemical
9) Manufacturing engineering
10) Aeronautical Engineering.

Almost every engineering field has some business aspect attached to it, plainly for the reason that you happen to be a company that delivers a product to a client. However, regardless of the fact to what extent your career choice appears to be non-business-related, at a particular level you will be dealing with quite a lot of business. So then which engineering field or branch is the best.

Electrical engineering calls for the top-most mathematical skills (Calculus, numerical analysis, Differential Equations, and so on). It also consists of a highly theoretical physics (clearly, because electrons are too small to spot). You need not worry; engineering is predominantly related to applications, and you don’t have much to do too much with theory. Electrical engineering comprises of electronics like programming, mobile phones, computers, communication systems, stereo systems or power transmission like power lines, power plants, substitute fuel sources and so forth). Electrical engineering is an incredibly wide, progressive field, but plenty of it comprises of highly advanced theoretical applications.

Mechanical Engineering focuses on whatever thing comprises of moving parts such as power generators, cars, factory lines, robots. It makes your scope much broader as compared to electrical engineering. Mechanical engineering is known to be more theoretical as compared to civil engineering; however the concepts are large enough to be grasped in your palms and be visualized. Mechanical engineering is tremendously enthralling and possesses plenty of opportunities. It’s one of the best fields in engineering without any doubts.

Aeronautical engineering is an exceptionally absorbing field.  It is an engineering branch dealing with designing, operation, construction and mechanism of airplane and spaceship.  Nowadays there is plenty of scope and enhancement in Aeronautical Engineering.  It is a vastly lucrative field which promises to offer professional development. An aeronautical engineer’s work is rather challenging.  In this inventive field of engineering an individual’s manual, technical skills as well as ability is tested.  To start a career in Aeronautical Engineering an individual has to have a B.E/B.Tech degree or no less than a diploma in aeronautics.  

Not many universities offer geological engineering specially and there aren’t too many experts. However, this serves as a great opportunity to excel in this field because the competition is little. Be conscious about the fact that the geological engineering is often thought to be a division of civil engineering (known as geo-tech), so you should not be taken aback if you fail to find many colleges offering degrees in “geological engineering”. A graduation in civil engineering with a focus on geo-tech mostly suffices.

I hope this article gives you a general idea and introduction about different branches of engineering and now you will be able to find that which branch of engineering is the best for you.
Do you know about life of an engineer? The majority of engineers work in offices, labs, or manufacturing plants. Others are mostly present at construction sites as well as oil and gas study and production sites, where they keep an eye on oversee operations or resolve problems. Various engineers travel a lot to plants or work-sites within the country as well as abroad.

Most of the engineers work a standard of 40 hours per week. On occasions, cut-off dates or design standards bring added stress to a job, requiring engineers to work for longer durations. It is not possible to depict the life of an engineer for the reason that the work varies extensively from job to job and even for one particular engineer. Keeping this in view you possess a lot of control over what you do as an engineer. Various engineers do specialization while some become general consultants having understanding of several phases of engineering.

There are good as well as bad engineering jobs - the bad jobs will put you inside a cubicle doing tiresome and monotonous tasks for a small pay. The good jobs will end to keep you so keyed up that you would like to work overtime and then get paid a bonus for doing it.

Daily life of an engineer is very interesting. Engineers are individuals who resolve problems and emphasize on making things work effectively and rather efficiently. Engineering is a field which involves the application of mathematics and Science to build up solutions having practical ends. Their work is the association between apparent social requirements and commercial applications.

Every day activities comprise of studying technological and scientific manuals, articles as well as various publications; designing, analyzing, and fabricating devices; and jotting down reports and keeping up with a range of assignments. Computer skills turn out to be essential. Nearly 40% of the time is used up in attending various moots, strategic planning, and keeping a track of projects. The amount of person-to-person communication can be bewildering to most of the project-oriented engineers; over 15 % of freshly-hired engineers take courses on internal management organization as well as writing skills.

Engineers design as well as fabricate machines, economical structures, processes and the systems that make certain the high quality of the yield and the competence of the labor force and manufacturing procedure. Engineers map out, plan, and oversee the erection of buildings, highways, as well as various transit systems. They develop as well as put into practice improved manners of extracting, processing, and using raw materials, like petroleum and natural gas. The newly-developed materials both improve the products’ performance and take benefit from development in technology. They tie together the power of the Earth, sun, nucleus for generating electrical energy to account for the country’s power requirements, and produce several products employing power. They examine the impact of the developed products or the designed systems on the individuals using them as well as on the environment. Engineering knowledge is utilized in improving several things, comprising of the healthcare quality, food products’ safety, and financial systems’ operation.

Hence, the life of an engineer is tough and demanding which requires a lot of interpersonal communication as well as mutual dealings. It involves a lot of innovation and untiring dedication. Although it’s tough but at the same time a day in the life of an engineer is very interesting.

Ever thought what mechanical engineering interview questions are asked during interview and
how to answer these questions? Interview is a very tricky part of career of a mechanical engineer. It decides your fate and your future within a few minutes. This is like a real game which you need to play against other candidates applying for the same job. Only those students and engineers win who score highest among others in this game.

Download in Pdf form: Mechanical Engineering Interview Questions

So we wanted to help you with your interview. There are certain questions which are very common and are repeatedly asked by many interviewers. After proper consultation with experienced HR mangers, engineering employers, professional mechanical engineers and different professors; we have compiled a detailed list of mechanical engineering interview questions in pdf form. We assure you that 90% of the questions asked from you during interview will be the same.

Always remember that only those students and engineers qualify interviews who prepare for these questions and find answers ahead of their job interview. Never take your interview as an easy task. Be prepared, you will be asked these questions. If you need answers from us about any specific interview questions then simply ask your question on this website and a professional advisor will answer your question immediately.

Download in Pdf form: Mechanical Engineering Interview Questions

Ayesha Iqbaal Nov 24 '12 · Comments: 3 · Tags: engineering, answers, questions, mechanical, interview
There are some software which are very basic and common for every engineer to learn. When someone says that a modern day engineer should be well versed with various engineering software, it wouldn’t be wrong at all. As the time is passing in a haphazard manner and survival is only for the fittest in the market, one has to be fully equipped with latest software operating in day-to-day use.

The foremost and most common software package that every engineer rather every common man must learn to use is Microsoft Office. With Microsoft launching repeatedly newer versions of its suite, the necessity of learning the basics increases. Microsoft Word is the most widely tool used for documentation, reporting, grant approval, feasibility reports or even if a small application is to be written for inter-departmental purpose. While talking of transactional study, no tool is in the line with Microsoft Excel which lets you develop spreadsheets and reports with easy to use facilities. Till date no tool has grasped the market share in offices than Microsoft Powerpoint to built slides for presentation purposes. With the inclusion of top down and font effects, you can easily customize your work as per your needs. MS Outlook is also widely used in offices as a source to mailbox configured as per the office requirements.

Every engineering student irrespective of his engineering degree and university is rightly taught the knowledge of computer programming. It is the utmost level of assignment that is instructed to student primarily for the purpose for logic development. It is only after graduation that a student realizes the use of studying programming; you get to know the insight behind the development of a certain object. Hence C/C++ programming is a great software for engineers to learn and ponder upon. It inculcates the sense of constructing something at your own and nourishes an individual’s potential.

AutoCAD is effective and very common engineering software taught at basic level to the junior classes of engineering just to get them hands on experience when they go into the market. People strongly believe that it is a tool dedicated purely to the mechanical and civil engineering intentions; however they do not realize that by designing a project on this applied software, you get to broaden your vision when you make objects as per your imaginations.

Project Management tools such as Primavera and MS Project are a must need tool for every engineer. They let you design a plan for assessing the budget and allocating your resources as per the workload management. With the help of Primavera, a manager can work on improving his team’s collaboration, prioritize project and conduct risk analysis to enhance the earned value management. In the same way, MS Project creates an event based chain methodology to help a manager visualize the effect in a Gantt chart.  Both these tools help effectively in the enterprise project portfolio management.  Above all, every such tool which helps in easing an engineer’s task at a minute level which might make a difference later on in project’s completion.
Every engineer requires engineering Interview tips to perform better during interview. Getting an interview call after numerous attempts and yet failing to rock the employers scorecard is one of the worst thing to happen and can be especially very discouraging if you are a qualified engineer, a profession considered to be lucrative, yet challenging for a person to get into. So here are interview tips for engineers which must be taken care of while being in an interview.

One of my first engineering interview tips is to be fully equipped with what does your target organization do and what do they excel in. Not knowing about the prospect employer is one of the biggest mistakes that individuals indulge in, making him lose the grip on the interview whenever a daunting question comes his way. As a foremost stance, every engineer must try to look for an organization that perfectly matches with his taste and the nature of work being conducted by that firm is relevant to the individual’s study. In most of the cases, after been frustrated or at times just for the sake of applying, people apply at such jobs which are irrelevant to their field of study and interest, ending up by leaving a negative image in the employer’s mind of both the person and his previous educational institute. Hence, the basic priority for an engineer is to hunt for job in his particular field of study and not go for money or any big brand name in a quest to choose his profession.

If you are a fresh graduate right out of engineering university, the biggest plus point that you have tugged under your belt is that you are cheap to the organization with a great level of passion and willingness to complete the assigned task within due time. So, make sure that while in the interview you keep focusing on being a valuable asset to the company by providing them on-time and value added delivery of work. For both fresher as well as experienced engineers, expressing the employers about recent projects undertaken with highlighting of your valuable contribution holds the key. With that being said, be prepare to handle a scenario where the interviewers may give you a similar situation and ask you to handle it gently in order to come to a fruitful conclusion for the company.

At an earlier stage, you might be asked to appear in an analytical examination where both your analytical and academic abilities may be judged. Companies may keep this as a surprise to check an engineer’s capabilities on that, so be sure to have fully read and understood the core concepts of your degree. For instance, if you are applying for an Electrical/Electronic Engineer’s position, try to revise the concepts of Electricity & Magnetism, Circuit Analysis, Solid State Electronics and Digital Signal Processing. Computer Science grads must not forget to read about Object Oriented Programming, Data Structures and Databases. Key concepts of Thermodynamics, Static and Fluid Mechanics may be of great importance to those applying for Mechanical Engineering positions.

Final but one of the best engineering interview tips: Above all, make sure to ask questions when the employer asks you for it. Avoid asking questions involving salary until he touches the issue himself, but rather try focusing on questions about recent developments in the organization, ask about the creativity and individuality of the work done at the company. Finally be confident to answer about the first small one minute introduction that every employer irrespective of the position they have called upon for asks and be prepared to answer it as per their requirements. Don’t lie and have faith on your self and abilities to clinch the gold.

I hope you will find these interview tips for engineers quite useful and these tips will help you perform better during your interview. Best of luck. Please read How to prepare for first job interview? for more information on this topic if it's your first interview.
Jazib Saeed Khan Nov 12 '12 · Comments: 1 · Tags: engineers, interview, tips, engineering
Final year mechanical engineering projects are a degree requirement according to curriculum of bachelors degree in all engineering colleges. Basic purpose behind these projects is to induce practical understanding of the core subjects and courses in students. I encourage all students to take active part in their projects along with their team mates. More than just giving you a practical demonstration into your engineering education, your mechanical engineering project also provides you with training on how to work together in a team and carry out tasks successfully.

The trickiest part of your project in final year is to choose its topic and idea. Many of the subject specialists and professors in your colleges will suggest their ideas and topic for projects. Still many students choose to get their projects done on their own ideas. So I have compiled this short list of final year mechanical engineering projects for you. Only short detail is given about each project idea. If you need more details, please start a separate questions/discussion for your project on this website.

1.    Air exchanger ventilation system for residential garage:
Residential garages usually lack proper ventilation which causes many hazards to the public's health and safety. These hazards may include high temperature, toxic harmful air enclosure, and lack of security to unwanted guests like birds and animals. So being a mechanical engineer you are required to solve this problem and come up with ideas which will help improve ventilation in residential garages. Create a product which is easy to install, and safe to use while increase air exchange inside garage. My idea about this project is to use two fans inside same box and mount them on single motor. Use one fan as inlet and other fan as outlet fan.

2.    Efficient Rotary Sprinkler: Design and manufacture a low cost and efficient rotary sprinkler to be used in irrigation. Your design must be able to pass extensive testing which means almost 500 hours of rotation at 70psi to meet the residential standards, and 750 hours at 100psi to meet the commercial standards. It must also be able to withstand debris testing.

3.    Design a domestic refrigerator: This final year project is the best idea for mechanical engineering students and it’s very interesting. Simply design a small scale domestic refrigerator and test its efficiency for various changes made in design and techniques.

4.    Modify an ordinary bicycle to electric bicycle: This final year project will help you understand many basic concepts involved in machine design and moving parts. Take one bicycle and make some modifications into it to convert it into an electric bicycle which can be charged using a battery and electric power at home.

Keep visiting our website for more details and ideas on projects. Read my other mechanical engineering project ideas for previous topics suggested by me.

Jazib Saeed Khan Nov 12 '12 · Comments: 1 · Tags: final year, projects, ideas, fyp, mechanical, engineering