A resume can’t help you if you can’t take on an impossible task.
That’s because the vast majority of job openings are not a good fit for the candidate who wants to apply to engineering jobs, said Chris Osterberg, a professor of applied engineering at the University of Delaware who specializes in marine engineering.
Osterberg said most applicants are looking for someone who can do the job well and not worry about the job’s requirements, but they may be thinking that the applicant has more experience than the engineering job requires.
The biggest mistake people make when applying for engineering jobs is not understanding that they need to know about engineering, Osterbauer said.
Ostersberg said many engineers do not understand the basics of engineering and they get discouraged when they do.
“They may not realize that they may not be a good candidate because they haven’t had experience in engineering,” he said.
That means the applicant may think that they already have enough experience to be hired as an engineer.
But they may actually have very little, he said, because they’ve never had a real job that required the kind of engineering knowledge they need.
“It’s a bit like going to the dentist and asking for an opinion about tooth decay.
You have to have experience to get that opinion,” Osterbs said.
In fact, some people are doing a good job of not understanding what they’re doing.
They may not understand that they don’t need to understand engineering, he added.
That could be why some engineering jobs don’t require engineering, such as welding or welding-related services, and the company may be willing to pay them well for their expertise.
However, Ostersberg cautions that engineers may not have the technical know-how or knowledge to do the kind and demanding job of an engineering manager.
“In that situation, you might have to make a trade-off, and that’s to hire someone who has experience in management or someone who understands engineering,” Ostersbauer added.
Ostsberg said there is one important distinction between a marine engineer and a non-marine engineer.
A marine engineer works on a vessel.
They don’t do any engineering on a ship.
Oesterbauer believes that engineers should be well versed in the ocean, because a lot of the work that goes on on ships is not engineering.
“There are a lot more people out there than there are jobs,” he explained.
“They do things like check out what happens on the ocean and how it behaves.
There are lots of things that go on in the oceans, and engineering is one of them.”
But there is a difference between a “hands-on” engineer who is focused on the environment, and an engineer who doesn’t think about that.
Ostersberts said he doesn’t recommend that a candidate who is not an engineering professional should be given the job of a marine engineering manager because of the technical skills required for the role.
Otto and the other engineering students also took the Ocean Exploration Program in the School of Engineering at the Delaware Institute of Technology.
This program was designed to prepare students for careers in engineering.
It has students take classes on engineering and marine science, which is why the program was focused on engineering, according to an online version of the course.
The Ocean Exploration program also has an online college-prep option, called the Ocean Institute.
This online option is also focused on marine engineering, and it offers students the chance to take online courses on a wide range of subjects including marine science.
The students, however, did not take any engineering classes, and so the program did not prepare them for a career in engineering, Otto said.
“The reason I didn’t do engineering was because I was not interested in it,” Otto said of the decision to pursue a career as a marine marine engineer.
“There’s a lot to learn in engineering.”
The program offered the students a choice between an engineering career or a career focusing on ocean science, and both options had potential benefits, Otto added.
In addition to the engineering training, the students also got help with their engineering skills through a two-week summer internship in the Marine Science Institute.
“I went out to do this internship, and they had a team that was just doing underwater survey work,” Oosterbauer recalled.
“It was fun.
It was a really nice experience.”
Osterbueller said the program provided a valuable learning experience, and he hoped that it would be helpful for students who want to enter the industry.
“What we’ve seen is that it can be very valuable to have a program that is not focused on just engineering,” the professor said.
“But if you do want to take a career path that is more focused on ocean sciences, the Ocean Science Institute can be a great option.”