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Can I have chances in large industry engineering?

Can I have chances in large industry engineering?

Can I have chances in large industry engineering?

I graduated years ago in energy and nuclear engineering, but I’ve experience only in small residential architecture firms. I became discouraged, because I was out of context, without enough skills and possibility to have certifications in that field, so I did just simple office tasks, without any career goal. I’d like to work into large industry sector, such as power plant, large energy consultancy, oil&gas. But, at 34 years old, will it be possible?
Can I apply for a junior position, or am I too old?

RE: Can I have chances in large industry engineering?

Find a way to turn your description of that listless period into a time of self discovery and you'd have a shot. As long as you can convince them that you're 100% invested in this new path, and that you don't mind the grunt work and low pay that comes with entry level work, your age and (hopefully) maturity should give you a leg up against the recent grads you'd be competing with.

I sort of went the opposite way. I worked in Nuclear as an operator and a technician, then got a Civil degree and went looking for work in structural engineering. My age and other experience got me my entry level structural engineering job.

RE: Can I have chances in large industry engineering?

34 is young.

People have to look for new jobs at all ages. If you haven't forgotten your engineering you will be fine.

RE: Can I have chances in large industry engineering?

Don't limit your applications to "junior positions". Companies sometimes have "unusual" job openings where an odd mix of education & experience are exactly what they are looking for. At age 32, I was hired for a mid-level engineering position by an electric utility that required a Mechanical Engineering (Energy) degree plus extensive heavy structural construction experience.

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RE: Can I have chances in large industry engineering?

34 years! You are a young man as an energy graduate, try develops in hydrogen, solar energie and eolics. Go ahead and believe in the future!


RE: Can I have chances in large industry engineering?

There are some doctors that are just starting their careers at this point.
age 21 start 4 yr medical school
6 yr residency for surgery
2 yr fellowship
age 33 surgical practice

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