/ Asked by andres
I received an associates of science in design technology in May 2015. I have always worked in the construction field and now want to find a job using the degree I earned, but have no clue where to start looking. Any suggestions?
Answered by Rachel, Hiring Expert at Eaton, on Thursday, October 22, 2015
I would suggest going to your school's career services office and what options they have to assist you with career placement.  You can also search job websites like Indeed, Monster & Career Builder for postions with your specific major to help you identifiy potential opportunitites that you would be qualified for in your preferred field.  Congratulations on your degree and good luck with your career search!!
Answered by Lori, Hiring Expert at Cigna, on Thursday, October 22, 2015
Congratulations on your degree and your desire to get into your field of interest. Look at the job descriptions for the roles that you are looking to target and see how you can relate some of the qualifications to things you have done while working construction, or during your time getting your degree. Often times, if you think out of the box you can find correlations between what you were doing and what you want to do. It is also helpful to network with people who are currently in roles that interest you, either through organizations or through your career services area of the school you just graduated from. By networking you can get a foot in the door of a company, or at least have perspective in what the company is ideally looking for in a candidate. Good luck!
Answered by Steve, Hiring Expert at Caterpillar Inc., on Friday, October 23, 2015
Congratulations.  The best thing to do is leverage the internet to find job postings and begin to build your professional network.  There are many web sites on which job opportunities are posted, but my recommendation would be to go to a site that pulls in job postings from all over the internet.  The most common site like this is indeed.com.  Another site is called simplyhired.com.  These sites 'scrape' job postings from job boards and corporate pages across the internet.
Regarding your professional network, this can start by going to LinkedIn.com.  Here you can create a profile and connect with other people who are in the field you are interested in or who are with the companies you have an interest in, etc.  As you connect with these people, you can reach out to them to learn more about their company and opportunities at their company.  LinkedIn also is a great source to find job postings.
Answered by Meredith, Hiring Expert at ManpowerGroup, on Monday, November 16, 2015
I would suggest Googling other universities that offer the same degree in Design Technology- this might produce various job opportunities in fields or specialties that you might not have previously considered.  

In addition to architectural, construction, big manufacturing, medical, fire safety & machining companies, interior design firms, etc. you might be able to leverage your skill set in an area such as interactive design- specializing in industrial product build outs or packaging.  

Don't be afraid to think outside of the box as it relates to your background/capabilities and practice interviewing so you know how to sell why YOU are the best possible candidate for the position!
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