Job Hunting: Tools and Techniques

Getting ready for a job search? This guide will help you on how to complete job application and become employed.

 

Resume

Consider your resume a job hunting tool, design your resume to catch and captivate the employer’s interest, the immediate purpose of which is to secure job interview. Take note that your resume is not just a chronological record of work experience. Its your sales ad.  You have only 10 seconds, more or less, to show the reader that your resume is worth a second look.

Your resume is highly personal. Only you, can organize, write and rewrite it.  It’s a boo-boo to ask somebody to write your biodata. So learn to write a power resume that is effective and can assure you of a job interview

Some pointers in writing a job-winning resume

Begin with soul searching – evaluate your past, the activities you were in, the skills you have cultivated, and the achievements you have earned.

Honesty is the best policy – state facts and only facts. Be accurate in mentioning dates. “ Find out what a man wants and make a deal with him”

Analyze data and organize them – your resume must be ‘crisp’ and must have a punch, a kick and deep impact.

No negatives- remember, your resume is your personal promo. Create the impression that you are a doer, not a somebody who just sits and waits

Edit, re-edit, and rewrite your draft – your resume should be complete, clear and concise.The style must be formal. Avoid personal pronouns like, I, me, my. Make good use of capitalization, bold types, bullets, underlining, etc.

Never send a resume with erasures – sufficient spacing between data helps create a clean impression. Single space all text, and double space every paragraph. Stay away from a long paragraphs. Always put your name on the second page if there is a second page.

Vital Parts of a GOOD Resume

NAME, ADDRESS, CONTACT NUMBERS, AND POSITION DESIRED

EDUCATION AND TRAINING

COMPETENCIES AND SKILLS

WORK EXPERIENCE (IF YOU HAD)

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION (interest, special activities, awards/achievements)

Note: Do not offer reference yet, you may instead state “References are furnished upon request”.

Inexperienced or young jobseekers`

Have you participated in a student government? Become one of its officers? Were you the president?  Have you been actively participated in any school activities or programs? Have been a dean's lister? A staffer in school paper? Joined debates, speech, or quiz show?

Make your resume a picture of achievements and accomplishments

Preparation for a Job Interview

Learn everything you can about the company. Review your resume and your competencies. Assemble all the papers you need. Finally, a good night’s sleep, a healthy breakfast, and plenty of travel time

Punctuality

Arrive on time A last minute rush means you will arrive flustered and tense. The important thing is you arrive at the location of your interview about 15 minutes ahead of your scheduled appointment.

Professional Appearance

Decide well what you wear before the day of your interview. Make sure all the buttons and zipper works. Be comfortable with what you wear. Finally, take care not to walk into the room laden with all your belongings.

First Impression 

Relax and appear confident. Greet the interviewer by name. Introduce yourself in a relaxed and confident manner. Do not sit down unless you are not asked to do so.

The rule of the game is to be your natural self- a little tense but willing to listen and learn, nervous but honest and hardworking.

Body language 

Avoid small repetitive movements, like waggling your feet, smoothing your hair. Do not turn away from the interviewer, do not appear frozen, rigid or stiff. Relax and smile. Appear professional at all time. Do not give the interviewer that you are not listening or you are losing interest.

Common question during interview

Tell me something about yourself.

What are your strengths and weaknesses as employee?

What do you like best/least in your past job?

Describe your ideal boss.

How do you think your boss would describe you?

What area(s) of your profession do you seek to improve or develop?

Why did you apply for this job?

Why did you leave your previous job?

What can you offer this company?

What is the most important qualification you possess that would convince me to hire you?

Lets discuss:

1.  What is/are your weak points that may deter you in getting a job. How would you deal with it?

2. (For ME Student) As fresh graduate and a registered Mechanical Engineer, discuss your competency. (Please write your Full Name, Course and Section)
3. (For ENSE Student) In what field of Environmental and Sanitary Engineering you want to practice your competency. Why? Discuss (Please write your Full Name, Course and Section)

 

About the Author:

Rebecca Mauhay Nunesca is a Professional Industrial Engineer, and an ASEAN Engineer currently connected at Batangas State University as Faculty Staff in the IE department. She is presently enrolled at Rizal Technological University taking MS Engineering Education, major in Industrial Engineering.

References:

Marximiano, Jose Mario B., Managing Human Resources in the 21st Century, 2006 Rex Book Store Inc.

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Comments

Gerald P. Fortus
ME 5101
As a fresh graduate and at the same time as a registered mechanical engineer, I can say that i am competent in seeking a job that fits to my course. Since I am graduate of Batangas State University, I can handle things and work on these under pressure. I learned things and I am able to explain them in both theoretical and actual way.I am a skilled student in various engineering software that will be very helpful in the industry or other engineering firms. I am fast learner specially when it deals with the engineering topics.I always keep in mind that learning should not stack in the four corners of classroom. These may be my competencies and edges as well compare to other graduates.

In view with this article, the knowledge I learned and the experience I gained in Mechanical Engineering course are very vital to acquire my competency in the career I have chosen. Computer skills, technical skills, fluency in the use of English Language, creative, innovative, deadline-oriented/time management, ability to work independently and under pressure, are some of my work competitive standpoints. As a fresh graduate and registered Mechanical Engineer, to become a part of a progressive and fast-paced organization under the supervision of senior engineers, where knowledge in Mechanical Engineering can be best utilized, is one of my career objectives. This article shows that in every situation, we have to be confident, have a lot of nerve and really do lot of a hard work. According to Steve Jobs- “The only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know it when you find it.”

-Austin M. Cruzat, BSME, ME-5101

As a fresh graduate and a registered mechanical engineer., my competency are: I have an experience on an actual work because after my OJT in STEPAN PHILS. INC., the company absorbed me and encouraged me to continue working for them and I grab that opportunity to experience a true and actual work as an employee on that said company. I also experience to be a working student so i have a background in the real work place. And based on that experience i learn many things on how to act like a professional. How to handle a certain work and to finished that on time/ on to date. I have a good social interaction for a different employee that i encountered when i was there. Good working attitude is one of my biggest asset on that time, i do my best and i want them to be proud of me.

Cris Angelo C. Lawas
BSME-5101

As a newly registered mechanical engineer, it is obvious that we wouldn’t be able to present any experience when we apply for a job. But even with this situation of ours, we still have competence to do the job that we will be applying for.

First, we can do the job as required, although not on our own, but with the introduction and supervision of a higher authority experienced in the said job.

Second, as first time workers, curiosity and seeking for new adventure are what governs our minds and this strives us to accept all challenges that are given to us.

Third, we are not really that inexperience. We did have had our On-the-Job Training which is really a big help in introducing the working environment of the jobs soon to be our own.

Fourth, we also are not ignorant when it comes to the concepts of each work. We did study each concepts at school. We will just need to understand and see with our own eyes the application of each concepts. Also, to see the reality in each concepts since all concepts at school are assumed ideal.

These aspects are the competency of each new RME. These also show that we would be easy to learn the key points of the job and to be taught by the supervisor that will be handling us.

New Graduates does not mean inexperienced players. It means Flawed Gems, waiting to be polished and glossed by experience to be a Perfect and Flawless Gem.

As fresh graduate and registered Mechanical Engineer, I confident that I can do a lot of things especially in my field because of what I learned in my school (Batangas State University) whether it is theoretical or actual activities. And I’m sure that I will hire in a good position or in high position not because of the name of my school (Batangas State University) but my ability to accomplish a job efficiently and honestly. Since my school is top performing school nationwide it can affect my job hiring but in a good way but I’ll make sure not because of it that I get the job what I’m applying for.
Moreover, as a licensed mechanical engineer I do the work professionally to accomplish the assign job in a right step so that’s I can says that I am competency in my job…

I do believe that triumph, as an engineer in this day, requires competence and a combination of management, leadership, effective communication and business skills. Leadership is something that I have naturally and my school ( Grade and High School days) recognized this by electing me as one of the officers, which I believe has further improved my leadership and communication skills. In addition, decision-making is one of the skills I have acquired. Taking the right action, based on what we know, and being responsible for what happens. You can ask other people for their opinions. Most importantly, you must know what else could happen if
you don’t do something on time.

As a fresh graduate and registered Mechanical Engineer, I can say that I am competent enough in the field that I have chosen. I know for myself that I am equipped not just by theoretical knowledge but also the skills and proper attitude that are essential to the work that I am taking. During our college days, we are not just taught by the theories and practical applications about our study but also how to handle work under pressure and proper time management. We are also trained on how to properly deal with other people which is a very important skill on our workplace. As a fresh graduate, I am more eager to do every task that is given to me and I am open to new ideas and learning that can help me improve myself.

As a fresh graduate and a registered mechanical engineer., my competency are: I have an experience on an actual work because after my OJT in STEPAN PHILS. INC., the company absorbed me and encouraged me to continue working for them and I grab that opportunity to experience a true and actual work as an employee on that said company. I also experience to be a working student so i have a background in the real work place. And based on that experience i learn many things on how to act like a professional. How to handle a certain work and to finished that on time/ on to date. I have a good social interaction for a different employee that i encountered when i was there. Good working attitude is one of my biggest asset on that time, i do my best and i want them to be proud of me.

As fresh graduate and a registered Mechanical Engineer, I can say that I have the competencies that companies are looking for. Being a graduate of Batangas State University is one of them. As this school is the number one top performing in this field furthermore, professors from this school are really competent. Thus, we, the students are also competent.
I am also a hardworking person. I can easily understand lessons thus; I know I’m a good Mechanical Engineer. Though I’m only a fresh graduate and I don’t have the experiences that others have, I can still work at par with the others because I gained the training also from Keppel Shipyard Batangas which is a well-known company. I can also work with minimal supervision and I’m a well- disciplined person. It’s me, Manolo A. Dalangin Jr., a student from ME-5101.

As fresh graduate and a registered Mechanical Engineer, I can say that I have the competencies that companies are looking for. Being a graduate of Batangas State University is one of them. As this school is the number one top performing in this field furthermore, professors from this school are really competent. Thus, we, the students are also competent.
I am also a hardworking person. I can easily understand lessons thus; I know I’m a good Mechanical Engineer. Though I’m only a fresh graduate and I don’t have the experiences that others have, I can still work at par with the others because I gained the training also from Keppel Shipyard Batangas which is a well-known company. I can also work with minimal supervision and I’m a well- disciplined person. It’s me, Manolo A. Dalangin Jr., a student from ME-5101.

I do believe that triumph, as an engineer in this day, requires competence and a combination of management, leadership, effective communication and business skills. Leadership is something that I have naturally and my school ( Grade and High School days) recognized this by electing me as one of the officers, which I believe has further improved my leadership and communication skills. In addition, decision-making is one of the skills I have acquired. Taking the right action, based on what we know, and being responsible for what happens. You can ask other people for their opinions. Most importantly, you must know what else could happen if
you don’t do something on time.

As fresh graduate and a registered Mechanical Engineer, I can say that I have the competencies that companies are looking for. Being a graduate of Batangas State University is one of them. As this school is the number one top performing in this field furthermore, professors from this school are really competent. Thus, we, the students are also competent.
I am also a hardworking person. I can easily understand lessons thus; I know I’m a good Mechanical Engineer. Though I’m only a fresh graduate and I don’t have the experiences that others have, I can still work at par with the others because I gained the training also from Keppel Shipyard Batangas which is a well-known company. I can also work with minimal supervision and I’m a well- disciplined person. It’s me, Manolo A. Dalangin Jr., a student from ME-5101.

Work Efficiency, Flexibility and Accuracy are the things that I, as a Mechanical Engineer, has certainly developed and has been my advantages through my years of practice. For me, these are the requirements that everyone must posses in order be versatile enough in handling every encountered challenge, in choosing best choices and in making right decisions.

Mechanical Engineering
ME-5101

since i am not a top student in school, i am willing to give my better performance for the job because i need to learn more for the best. i had my on-the-job training experience that really awakened me up on how things go inside the company. i adjusted to the environment of the real world outside the school.
my supervisor commented on my performance as a fast learner and finishes work on time. this is my competency and i will keep those comments as part of my interest on the job to give satisfaction to the company.

As fresh graduate and a registered Mechanical Engineer, I can say that I have the competencies that companies are looking for. Being a graduate of Batangas State University is one of them. As this school is the number one top performing in this field furthermore, professors from this school are really competent. Thus, we, the students are also competent.
I am also a hardworking person. I can easily understand lessons thus; I know I’m a good Mechanical Engineer. Though I’m only a fresh graduate and I don’t have the experiences that others have, I can still work at par with the others because I gained the training also from Keppel Shipyard Batangas which is a well-known company. I can also work with minimal supervision and I’m a well- disciplined person. It’s me, Manolo A. Dalangin Jr., a student from ME-5101.

Mechanical Engineering
ME-5101

since i am not a top student in school, i am willing to give my better performance for the job because i need to learn more for the best. i had my on-the-job training experience that really awakened me up on how things go inside the company. i adjusted to the environment of the real world outside the school.
my supervisor commented on my performance as a fast learner and finishes work on time. this is my competency and i will keep those comments as part of my interest on the job to give satisfaction to the company.

Gabia, Jayson R. ME-5101, BSME

As a newly registered professional, I am now able to compete with other experienced professionals. With my fresh knowledge in the principles of Mechanical Engineering, I can greatly participate on planning schemes of any firms I may be involved with. With my nurtured skills on this endeavor I can impart my ideas on necessary things I know that can help my group to achieve effectiveness and efficiency. I can share my foremost experienced on my trainings with the team and because of my pleasure and eagerness to learn and to gain experiences and new things, I am responsive to gather significant thoughts and concepts from any professionals I may interact with. Aside from my youthful way of thinking I can share with, I can also partake my leadership skills. As a former Organization officer of my previous school, I have an adeptness to lead my team in any aspect I can administer. Leadership does not only involve having the power to dominate or be a superior to the group but also having the characteristic to be a member and listen with the notions and conceptions of others. Aside from this, I am greatly experienced on communication activities. I an quite experienced on communicating with others. This reasons out that I can be an eminent member of the team in presenting or discussing designs, programs and strategies that my team would bring about. Competency does not only end up on things that you have intellectualy, it is also on the apprehension of an individual to put together his/her mind and actions to do things with other people in an associate and friendly way yet professionalism prevails. With these competency factors of mine, I can substantially aclaim myself as a young professional ready to deal professionaly.

This article is worth reading and sharing. Preparation in job hunting is very important because first impression to us will always be the last. Therefore first impression is very important.

As a Mechanical Engineer, I am very competent to most especially to the job that will be given to me. I will work whole-heartedly and finish the task on time. I will also work with the best of my ability. Being a mechanical engineer, i must easily adjust to my working environment. I am willing ti learn new things and respect my co-employees.

In my Job hunting, preparation of a good resume marks our personality as an applicant. This article help us a lot in preparation for future job. More over, the frequently ask questions in an interview will help people get an idea in the possible questions that can be ask during an interview. It can boost self confidence and morale of an individual. It also helps a job applicant prepare him self for the possible question that the interviewer might ask him.

This article is very reliable and significant most specially to persons that are hunting jobs. Thumbs up to the author.

J Christopher T. Perez
ME-5101

Competency is the ability of an individual to do a job properly. It is a set of defined behaviors that provide a structured guide enabling the identification, evaluation and development of the behaviors in individual employees. As a Mechanical Engineering graduate of Batangas State University, I can say that I am competent enough to face the reality with the of our school. They help us to be responsible in everything we do, to be honest in all things and most importantly, they motivate us to improve ourselves tobe better individual. And that's how a Mechanical Engineer should be!

My weaknesses that can become a hindrance in getting a job is that i don't have a work experienced, and also my physical condition because i'm not that fat.

EPHRAIM M. ALAY
BSME
ME-5102

As a fresh graduate and a registered mechanical engineer my advantage compare to others is that I had my On the Job Training in Malaysia for a one whole year, and i know how to run different kind of CNC Milling Machine.

My weaknesses that can become a hindrance in getting a job is that i don't have a work experienced, and also my physical condition because i'm not that fat.

EPHRAIM M. ALAY
BSME
ME-5102

As a fresh graduate and a registered mechanical engineer my advantage compare to others is that I had my On the Job Training in Malaysia for a one whole year, and i know how to run different kind of CNC Milling Machine.

Let’s discuss:
1. What is/are your weak points that may deter you in getting a job? How would you deal with it?
My weak points that may deter in getting a job are lack of confidence and speaking English language. To deal with these weaknesses I will practice speaking in English in front of a group of people and in class
2. (For ME Student) as fresh graduate and a registered Mechanical Engineer, discuss your competency. (Please write your Full Name, Course and Section)
As fresh graduate and a future registered Mechanical Engineer, I will be a great asset to a company because my hard work and passionate at work. I am excellent in CAD software like Solidworks. I willing to adjust to any kind of work and its environment. I am cooperative in any group activities.

(Abanador, Justine C., ME-5102)

I think one of my weaknesses i could identify is my professional appearance. Most often I really look very young for some people because of thin physical appearance. Regarding with it, I ought to try ways for gaining weight.

as a fresh graduate and a registered Mechanical Engineer my advantage to others is that i had my on the job training in Malaysia,"Yudo Wanco sdn.bhd" for one whole yearand i know how to run different kind of CNC Milling Machine.

Let’s discuss:
1. What is/are your weak points that may deter you in getting a job? How would you deal with it?
My weak points that may deter in getting a job are lack of confidence and speaking English language. To deal with these weaknesses I will practice speaking in English in front of a group of people and in class
2. (For ME Student) as fresh graduate and a registered Mechanical Engineer, discuss your competency. (Please write your Full Name, Course and Section)
As fresh graduate and a future registered Mechanical Engineer, I will be a great asset to a company because my hard work and passionate at work. I am excellent in CAD software like Solidworks. I willing to adjust to any kind of work and its environment. I am cooperative in any group activities.

(Abanador, Justine C., ME-5102)

Czarina Cleth B. Martinez
BS Mechanical Engineering
ME-5102

As one of the graduating Mechanical Engineering students, the competencies which may help me in my future job are as follows:

Service-oriented, organized, responsible, trustworthy, flexible and can be counted to get the job done accurately and efficiently
Self-motivated, fast learner and willing to undergo training necessary for the job
Hardworking, can work under pressure, has an ability to work well independently as well as part of a team and willing to work in longer hour
Creative, dynamic, and with initiative
Computer literate

As a fresh graduate and registered Mechanical Engineer, I am competent in the field of machine design. With my experience at the On-the-Job Training and summer training (Cooling Tower and Chilled Water System for Air Conditioning), I have gained practice and knowledge on what are the actual factors that can affect machines and how it is designed to provide its function, efficiently and effectively.

As fresh graduate and a registered Mechanical Engineer, I have all the skill that I need to qualify to the job I want to apply .Some of the skill I have are writing, reading, computer knowledge, numeracy, ability to work in a team or even alone and also ability to work under pressure. As a graduate of Batangas State University, we are train by best professor to be globally competent. Since we practice the curriculum which is the outcome base analysis, I have been familiar to different machines, theories and practices which shape to be ready to face the real world where I can apply all my knowledge and skills I learned. We are also exposed to different training like on-the-job training which makes us familiar to how an organization are working.

As fresh graduate and a registered Mechanical Engineer, I have all the skill that I need to qualify to the job I want to apply .Some of the skill I have are writing, reading, computer knowledge, numeracy, ability to work in a team or even alone and also ability to work under pressure. As a graduate of Batangas State University, we are train by best professor to be globally competent. Since we practice the new curriculum which is the outcome base analysis, I have been familiar to different machines, theories and practices which shape me to be ready to face the real world where I can apply all my knowledge and skills I learned. We are also exposed to different training like on-the-job training which makes us familiar to how an organization are working.

As a registered Mechanical Engineer and as a proud graduate of Batangas State University, I believe that I can meet your expectations and performance for the job that I'm applying for. Equipped with the skills, knowledge, and confidence I gained from my Alma Mater, I know that I can be as innovative as what the company needs, and with the exponential growth of mechanical engineering field, I am open learn all new improvements and innovation the field has to offer.

Career in mechanical engineering involves dealing with various aspects of the technical and practical work. Our job involves widespread handling of machines and components which have a direct relation with power by producing it, transmitting it or even making use of power. The major concern of a registered mechanical engineers is determined towards ways and mechanisms through which natural energy sources are converted into uses of practical nature. As part of our work, mechanical engineers seek to come up with tools that are vital for other engineers to make use of them as they go about their daily routine. In order to work effectively, registered mechanical engineers need to work in a team of experts in various sectors of the engineering occupation such as electrical, instrumentation and control engineering and etc. who come up with theories and various other developments and innovations. A career in mechanical engineering is one functioned with challenges and qualification requirements. As such, analysis of the various components of mechanical engineering career and profession Mechanical engineering is one of the most important professions that have contributed to the advancement of the modern society in a very great way. Most of the functions and contributions that mechanical engineers contribute towards the advancement of the modern day world range from design of machines to the development and repair of such equipment.

In every job interview or job application, one's biggest foe is himself. With our eagerness to pursue something, we rush things just to reach the goal that we wanted. But in job application, we can overcome our weaknesses and lapses if we make ourselves believe that we can do well in the job.

With regards to the situation, if I am a graduate and a new mechanical engineer, i am confident with my theoretical knowledge and I can use this as one of my assets in applying for a job, because eventhough experience is lacking with fresh graduates, the academic stability of a fresh graduate and the lessons that he can apply in his job.

Being the top performing mechanical engineering school nationwide, will result to being a graduate of ME in BatSU is definitely an edge in being hired. With these said, confidence can now be harnessed to have an organized and affirmative flow.

And lastly, my competency is my eagerness to learn. A person grows as he embraces learnings and never stops to learn and accept suggestions and comments.

These would be all, thank you,

Career in mechanical engineering involves dealing with various aspects of the technical and practical work. Our job involves widespread handling of machines and components which have a direct relation with power by producing it, transmitting it or even making use of power. The major concern of registered mechanical engineers is determined towards ways and mechanisms through which natural energy sources are converted into uses of practical nature. As part of our work we seek to come up with tools that are vital for other engineers to make use of them as they go about their daily routine. In order to work effectively, registered mechanical engineers need to work in a team of experts in various sectors of the engineering occupation such as electrical, instrumentation and control engineering and etc. who come up with theories and various other developments and innovations. A career in mechanical engineering is one functioned with challenges and qualification requirements. As such, analysis of the various components of mechanical engineering career and profession, mechanical engineering is one of the most important professions that have contributed to the advancement of the modern society in a very great way. Most of the functions and contributions that mechanical engineers contribute towards the advancement of the modern day world range from design of machines to the development and repair of such equipment.

Rowena B. Tenorio
BS Mechanical Engineering
ME - 5102

Since mechanical engineers from our school are increasing, I guess I should think of other competencies that are not identified by any other mechanical engineers. These competencies will serve as my advantage to my colleagues and these will make sure that I will do my job well and I am suited for the job I am applying for. The competencies possess by me and every other mechanical engineer graduated from our school are Written, Verbal and Graphical Communication; Microsoft Office Word, Microsoft Office Excel, Microsoft Office Powerpoint, AutoCad and SolidWorks literate; Fluent in English and Filipino; and Effective working in a Team. I’ve identified these compentencies based on my experiences in school essentially when we have our group projects, where everyone in the group is responsible for finishing the task given.
The competencies I am uniquely possessing are based on self assessment and experiences where my personal traits are shown. These competencies are Self-Management (I am able to set my schedule according to priorities and importance); Problem-Solving (I finished every challenges and problems step by step); Honesty (My parents taught me well and I always tell what is true); Self-Motivation (I am positively facing every day in my life); Interdisciplinary Skills (I am interacting with people of other professions and disciplines); Commitment and Time Bounded (I am committed to my best and finished the job within the time allotted for it); Flexibility; and Reliability. I am not telling that I will be a perfect employee for I also have imperfections but I will promise that I will do my job very well and will finished every assignment given to me.

Jose Gilbert C. Abagon
BS Mechanical Engineering
ME-5102

In today’s time, where every country in the world is facing the problem of overpopulation, there is more employee than job offers. This scenario always leads to only one result, competition. Competition has always been a part of people’s natural way of life. We compete to survive. That’s why it is the greatest weapon a fresh graduate and registered mechanical engineer to gain different knowledge and skills that can be used in the everlasting competition in the real industrial world. As future engineers it is important to know our strengths or competency to easily find a job once we passed the board exam.

I, as a fresh graduate of Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, gained a lot of knowledge and traits that I know are very beneficial to me. I have gained them from my instructors, colleagues, and own experiences. During my past years, I have become more knowledgeable in developing my technical skill, I have learned communicating clearly and concisely in writing and even in verbal. I have develop and exercise teamwork with my colleagues for I have learned that it is one of the major factor in doing a job. I have also developed my problem solving abilities which covers not only mathematical problems but as well as situational problems. I have also experienced leading my co-students in some activities and learned how to be a good leader. In over-all I believe that I can be very competent once I join the work force. Yes, I know that there are many things that I haven’t learned and I have my own weaknesses. But, as I come closer to achieving my dream of becoming a mechanical engineer I know that with the proper guidance of my instructors, family and colleagues, by believing in myself but keeping my feet on the ground, and by always believing to God Father Almighty, I will be able to surpass it and become successful in my profession.

Competency-defined as the ability to do something effectively and successfully. As a newly graduate and registered Mechanical Engineer, I can show competency by showing willingness to learn and accept new learnings, especially in job applications. Fresh graduates usually don't have much knowledge on dealing with problems concerning the profession and proper way of communication. With the acquired skills and proper mentality towards comprehensiveness, I can prove that I am competent in handling the challenges that will come in my way. Most importantly, I should bear in my mind that an engineer's competency is not just measured by his/her academic achievements and success, but it is through one's determination and utmost proficiency that envelop his/her capability to surpass other's competency level.

Being competent means that you are able to fulfill tasks effectively. Solving problems may be easier through one's own experience. As a freshly graduate and registered Mechanical Engineer, even I don't have much experience in the field, I can show that I am competent by showing willingness to accept new learnings and being eager to learn new things and techniques. New information that may be helpful to me must be tolerated and carefully studied. And, I must not rely just on my academic skills acquired from the university. I must prove that I am determined to learn and willing to improve my skills and increase my confidence to attain a superior competence compared to others.

As a newly registered mechanical engineer, one of the most challenging things to do next is to find a job suitable for me and in to my interest. I am applying for your company because I believe that I possess the qualifications for the job position you are offering. I can also say that your company is the best choice where I can utilize the knowledge that I gained from my previous studies and enhance my personality as a career person. As an employee, I can work well both independently or as a part of a team. Also, I am open for new learnings that the company has to offer.

A successful mechanical engineering career is the result of a building process that starts during the undergraduate years, if not earlier. I think, knowledge from the subjects is not a main part of this thing. It is the application of the knowledge that counts, which, i think is what the school lacks. The attitude and situational responsive instincts will determine who is a better worker. As a fresh graduate of BatStateU, I can proudly say that it being a graduate from this school is enough to be competitive. The main reason is its consistency in being the top performing school in Mechanical Engineering.

As a fresh graduate, I possess the knowledge of the new world. It is a fact that today, data is shared like it has never been before; the knowledge today is said to be obsolete three years later.
The world needs someone who's been through that change; someone who can adapt to that change. Someone who also possess the necessary sets of skill that are needed in today's world, a must is flexibility. Someone who value and fear a higher being; for those who fear that someone knows respect. Someone who inspires others to pursue set goals. This is my competency.

In every job, interview or job application, one's biggest foe is his self. With our eagerness to pursue something we rush things just to reach the goal we wanted. But in job application, we can overcome our weaknesses and lapses if we make ourselves believe that we can do well in the job.

With regards to the situation, if i ak a graduate and a new mechanical engineer, I am confident with my theoretical knowledge that i can use as one of my assets in applying for a job. Because even though experience is lackin with a fresh graduate, the academic stability of one and the lessons that he can apply in his job are essentially with him.

Being the top performing school nationwide, being a graduate of Mechanical engineering in Batangas State University is definitely an edge in being hired in a job. With these said, confidence can now be harnessed to have an oraganizes and fruitful flow as a professional.

And lastly, my competency is my eagerness to learn. A person grows as he embraces learnings and never stops to learn.

That would be all, thank you.

This article is another enlightenment for me because with this I can describe myself better and how i have been able to come up with a resume that will surely be worthy not only of a second look but of a job hiring.

This article is another enlightenment for me because with this I can describe myself better and how I've been able to come up with a resume that is surely worthy not only of a second look but for a job hiring.

After finishing my degree, I am considering myself that I have already some of the competencies engineering graduate, in a general must have. I will be an engineer who has a mindset and desire for continuous learning. With all my learnings from school, I will not stop definitely on that. For my chosen specific field to be engaged to, I will be gaining knowledge and it will continue as I am gaining experiences from every job. Also, I will be competent with my flexibility. For now, I want to engage in design field, but later on after years of experience, I want to work under Quality Assurance/Quality Control Department. I know those are two different things and that will help me to become a versatile mechanical engineer. Lastly, I will be committed to my work. Just the same as in school, I have to put my desire and passion towards work. With that, I will not get tired of the routines instead I will enjoy doing it. Those competencies wil be greatly achieved if I will be able to choose the field that I love the most.

As a fresh graduate,engineering theories and principles are still fresh from my memory and are itching to be tapped for work applications. I am also knowledgeable about many designing softwares, autocad and solidworks included, which is an advantage considering the technological advancement of our era. Also, being a registered mechanical engineer earned me a recognition that may be used nationally or globally to emphasize my profession.

Gervy Maligaya Burgos
ME-5102

This article is another enlightenment for me as a Registered Mechanical Engineer. Because with this I can describe myself better and how I've been able to come up with a resume that is worthy not only of a second look but of a job hiring.

I have the skills I have the knowledge and most of all I have the charm to be hired if I am given the chance to apply to certain company.I'm good at what I am tasked for especially when it comes to design and technical aspects. DMCI has commended me a potential asset in power plant company.Knowledge in Autocad and Solidworks applications can be my great advantage amongst other RME's from other universities. With this knowledge i have obtain from my Alma matter,I will do my best to hired as the right person for good positions.

Applying for a job is a nerve-racking thing most especially for new and fresh graduates. But if one possesses the competencies needed, surely, the job experience will be truly a success.
The academic learning I gained from school and the experience I obtained from the on-the-job training are my preparations for the real job that lies ahead of me. Both of those are my stepping stones which may lead me to a successful job performance. But knowledge and skills are not the only requirements, good communication skills whether written or oral, are also additional factors. In communication, this includes the way you deal with your co-workers since an effective communication is one of the building blocks constituting teamwork. For now, I may not be the best communicator, but I guess, time and more experiences will develop the communication skills I have now.

As a newly registered mechanical engineer, I may say that I don't have a higher competency as those who has experience. But being a new one in a company, I can share new informations from advance studies that I have gained. Having skils like good in communication, teamwork and time management can help me cope easily in a company. I also have a high interest on the first job that I will take. And I am open to learn more and new ideas in the job.

As a fresh graduate it is very hard to compete with the experienced one.So my best shot is I learned more in our school than them.First I have graduated in one of the best school in taking course of Mechanical Engineering,so it seems i have the guts.Secondly,I studied more because of the difficulties of the subjects and also the Professors talents in teaching it is like a terror in us so we should give our best.Lastly,because of the so called "Modernization" I will apply all the learning's in the computer world that I have and will not stop learning as the evolution of Technology.

Being a fresh graduate and a registered mechanical engineer from Batangas Stage University, I can say that I am a real professionall in my chosen field. I have knowledge in cad/cam programming, HVAC, work shop related activities, and machine operation. I have a great working attitude, work well in groups and individually. Always willing to learn from other people to continuously improve my performance and help the company in the process

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