Top Tips for Engineers to Improve Skills & Knowledge
Gain New Skills and Knowledge
Technology is driving change and making careers in engineering more rewarding and exciting than ever before. There are so many opportunities to pursue careers in engineering, to be at the forefront of tackling society’s big challenges and to fill the vital gaps and skills shortages we’re seeing in the industry.
We have compiled a list of our top tips and tricks to help you gain the skills the industry needs, that will boost your CV and improve your employability.Â
There are lots of resources out there that you can use to build on your knowledge and explore the world of work and the opportunities available.
Our Top Tips for Future Engineers
Spend Your Time Wisely
Plan Your Day
Planning your day carefully means you can manage your time effectively and become more efficient. It will help you to prioritise tasks and avoid procrastinating.
Gain New Skills
Develop your Skills and Knowledge
There is a wide range of free online resources available currently, including online learning and courses that you can use to develop your skills and learn new skills.
Stay Up to Date
Follow the Latest Industry News
Stay up to date with the latest industry news and relevant topics by researching, reading articles, joining webinars and online events. Impress employers with your knowledge.Â
Set Goals and Targets
Strive to Achieve
Set yourself manageable goals that you can work through and tick off once achieved. It will help you stay focused without adding too much pressure.
Show What You Can DoÂ
Develop Your Ideas
Have a personal project youâ€™re working on. It will make you more determined to learn more and youâ€™ll be able to talk passionately about it to employers, making you memorable.
Create an Online Presence
Make the most of social media networking platforms. Take this opportunity to show off what youâ€™ve been working on and connect with others in your industry.
Join Industry Events
There are lots of in-person and virutal events. There are many that are free to join. It’s a great way to open your eyes to the industry and meet others.
Build a Great CV
Make it exciting! Follow examples or tutorials on how to create a great CV and cover letter and make yours stand out from the crowd. Show your skills and personality.
Add Extra Certifications to Your CV
There are a variety of professional certifications open to students and young people so you can give yourself a head start in the industry.
Students with access to a SOLIDWORKS educational license also have access to learning resources and certifications.
Including, the online DriveWorksXpress Training and Certification. It’s free for all engineering and design students with SOLIDWORKS, who can then activate DriveWorksXpress â€“ the free, entry level design automation tool included in every licence of SOLIDWORKS.
The certification consists of three steps and can be completed in three hours, giving students the ability to go beyond the theory discussed in the classroom and gain new skills that are sought after in the industry.
You can also take your knowledge further with the free, online DriveWorks Solo Certification.