Students: Improve Your Employability with an Extra SOLIDWORKS Certification

Students: Improve Your Employability with an Extra SOLIDWORKS Certification

August 15th, 2017 / Posted by Jessica Taylor

Become a CDWXA to Gain the Skills Employers are Looking For

Did you know you can get an additional qualification to improve your SOLIDWORKS skills and engineering knowledge?

This free certification, for all engineering and design students who have access to SOLIDWORKS, gives you new skills to add to your résumé and opens doors in a competitive jobs market.

Learning about DriveWorksXpress is an important part of your SOLIDWORKS knowledge. DriveWorksXpress is the free design automation tool included in every license of SOLIDWORKS.

More and more companies are adopting design automation techniques to save time, reduce repetitive engineering tasks and minimise costly errors. Design automation is becoming the norm and engineering graduates can gain the skills they need by completing the DriveWorksXpress Training and Certification.

How becoming a CDWXA will improve your employability…

Improve your employability with an extra qualification on your résumé.

Gain knowledge to talk about in interviews and impress employers.

An extra qualification will make you stand out from the crowd.

Improve your career prospects in a competitive graduate jobs market.

Understand how products are designed in industry with real world experience.

Learn the skills employers are looking for that go beyond your degree.

Here are some other ways you can improve your employability…

1. Add your Certified DriveWorksXpress Associate (CDWXA) certification to your CV and LinkedIn profile.

It’s a really quick and easy way to demonstrate the additional effort you’ve put in to gain extra skills outside of your degree that will be useful to employers.

2. Don’t worry about how much you know, your attitude is more important.

Employers know you still need to learn, your attitude is more important than your ability. Show you’re passionate, have a good work ethic and are willing to learn and you’ll go far.

3. Stay up to date with industry news.

Read some magazines with cool tech stories, it will give you something to talk about in interviews. DEVELOP3D is one of our favourites and is free online.

4. Spend your ‘spare time’ wisely.

It takes 10,000 hours to master your craft so use your ‘spare time’ wisely to improve your skills and stand out from the crowd when applying for jobs.

5. Have a personal project you’re working on.

It will make you more determined to learn more and you’ll be able to talk passionately about it to employers.

6. Attend careers events and arrive prepared.

Take copies of your CV to hand to employers and remember your appearance and body language are key.

7. Get involved in industry events.

Look out for industry events near you. SWUG meetings are great to get involved in, you’ll learn topics outside of your degree subject and maybe even meet a prospective employer! There’s usually free beer and pizza too.

8. Use your university careers service.

Not only can they can help with CV workshops, interview skills and more, they also have list of graduate jobs. Be pro active – check the jobs and apply daily. Research the company and their market and tailor each application.

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