6 simple tips to find Job after Engineering
Often engineering students after graduation usually get confused
with what to do next or where to find a job. They have little
information and miss out the broader spectrum where they can
apply for jobs after engineering. They miss out the main things
they could have done or the numerous alternative career paths for
When it comes to choosing jobs after engineering students usually
get stuck in making a definitive decision. You need to understand
what you desire and what is your future requirements. If you
search, there will be multiple doors open for you. You need to
make the right decision or beneficial decision which is highly
How to Choose the Right Jobs after Engineering?
I cannot answer that question for you. But I can only give you a
broader spectrum of jobs that are available after engineering. It is
up to yourselves to decide what kind of work you want to do.
So, go through the article, understand and take your decision
calmly judging your strength and your knowledge. Take a proper
resolution to become successful in life.
What are the alternative career options?
Well, there are lots and lots of alternative career options after
engineering. It is a very wrong notion that you should do a job
related only to your studies subject. Even your passion can be an
alternative option. If you have a talent that will make you a living, it
is also an alternative career paths for engineers.
The only factor that aids young graduates in a chaotic situation is
due to conflict in interests or unsatisfied with the salary package. I
can only advice you to choose your job considering your passion
and enthusiasm. If the job role is matching your interest and study
subject, then it is excellent. But even if it is not it is you can only
grow if you love your job. And of course, people can always have
more than one passion in their life.!!
Now calm down and go through the article and hope this will help
you take a better decision.
Listed below are the points on how to get Jobs after
1. Maintain and Update your resume at online job portals:
It is the most crucial part of any graduate to find any Jobs after
Engineering. Your resume is not just a piece of paper with data of
your score, achievement, hobby or address. It is a detailed
presentation of who you are in the most compact way possible.
Many graduates make the mistake of not maintaining a proper
Maintenance: Often many grads have no idea how to design or
maintain an engineering resume format. They often end up
copying the layout from a friend or senior which will result in a
similar layout like everyone. It creates a poor impression on the
Tips on how to maintain your resume-
➢ Design a unique layout. It is always good to design and manage
a unique personal resume. There are also many Resume builder
application which you can utilise or take ideas for your resume
➢ Maintain different resume for different job profiles you apply. It is
a great practice to prepare your resume descriptions relative to the
➢ Everything you put in your resume should be genuine. You
should be able to provide proof for every achievements and skillset
you put at your resume.
Update: Update your resume at Online Job portals specifying job
profiles related to Jobs after engineering. It will help you to
advertise your profile at different companies and job platforms.
Usually, you can select the job profile that you have an interest,
which can be more than one profile. They will notify you if any job
openings match your qualification and job profile. There will be
hundreds of jobs listings from different companies in these sites.
Some of the Job portals to find Jobs after engineering are::
Every Job portal listed above has different features. Make sure you
get familiar with each site to make the best use out of it.
2. Attend internship programs and workshops related to your
One of the best things about attending internships and workshops
is that it will give you lots of experience in your field. You will learn
about new technologies or mostly experience industry exposure.
The best period for you to attend workshops and internships is
during your engineering year, but you can always participate after
engineering if opportunities arise.
Some of the best websites for applying an internship are:
3. Try to get placed during campus drives:
It is the initial period for you if you want to get jobs after engineering.
If your college is providing placement drives that match the job profile
you want, then you should strive your best during this period. You
should be serious about your campus drives because the competition
is lesser compared to placement drives outside the campus.
4. Maintain contact with friends and alumni of your college:
Take news and referral from your seniors and friends for any jobs
after engineering. Remain in touch with your college HR or social
media groups for any notifications related to Job Hiring.
5. Exams you can attend after engineering:
GATE (Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering): GATE is a national
level entrance exam for higher education such as ME and MTech at
India and some universities outside India. Though this exam is for
higher education, it provides multiple opportunities. Your GATE score
can be used as an achievement in your resume and also for PSU
exams. I would suggest you should always prepare for GATE exam
whether you want jobs after engineering or higher study. It will also
help you improve your aptitude skills as well as technical skills for any
upcoming interviews. It is also helpful for many other similar
PSU (Public Sector Undertakings): This exam is for jobs after
engineering at corporation companies which are under government
jurisdiction like ISRO, BHEL, BSNL, HPCL, NPCC, MECL, GAIL,
NLC, BRAC, CEL, MTNL, NTPC, IOCL and many more. These
companies have their respective recruitment process, but most of
them consider the GATE score or make GATE exam a primary for
taking up their examination.
eLitmus, AMCAT, CoCubes: These exams are helpful if you want to
work at private companies after engineering. Initially, you have to give
your resume details and takes up a test. Your resume with the mark
you score will be displayed at different companies, and you will get notifications through emails, SMS or call if there is any job opening.
These exams have a similar pattern so you can prepare with fewer
High-Level exams: Below are some of the national level exams which
are considered difficult than any of the examination mentioned above.
You can apply for these Jobs after engineering and serve your
country if selected in one of these exams which are highly reputed
➢ AFCAT (Air Force Common Admission Test)
➢ UPSC CDS (Combined Defence Services Examination)
➢ UPSC ESE (Engineering Services Exam)
➢ CSE (Civil Services Examination)
➢ Indian Army UES (University Entry Scheme)
B.Ed. Exam: There are many exams for B.Ed. This exam is for those
grads who want to become a teacher at reputed universities after
Banking Exams: Every year there are different Bank exams which
you can apply after Engineering. SBI, IBPS, NABARD, RBI are some
of the banks who regularly conducts recruitment exams for various
Insurance Company exams: L.I.C/G.I.C, OICL, NICL, SSC are some
of the insurance companies that conduct recruitment exams every
year both for the technical and the non-technical profile.
Railway Recruitment Board (RRB) Exam: You can also apply for
railway recruitment exam. Yearly there will be multiple exams for
railway recruitment for various post.
6. Take up short term courses after engineering:
If you search for a certification course, you will find many institutes
and online tutorial sites which provide courses on different
technologies. Some institute even provides placement facilities after
the course completion.
Most of the certification courses I have mentioned below are very
beneficial to limited branches of engineering like CSE, ITE, EEE,
ECE, EIE, etc. which are more related to computer or electronics or
Some of the best course for freshers with a large number of job
listings are JAVA, Software Testing, Python, Angular JS, Machine
Learning, IoT, Android, Web Designing and AWS.
There are also advanced courses like Ethical Hacking, Hadoop, Big
Data Analyst, DevOps, Data Science, CYBER SECURITY, MATLAB,
HOME AUTOMATION, SALESFORCE and MULESOFT, etc.
So, as I said before, if you are searching for jobs after engineering
there are multiple opportunities. All you have to do is find your
interest, make a decision and start working for whatever is required to
achieve that dream. I hope my answer was helpful.