How to Start Your Career as a Fresh Graduate of Industrial Engineer and Textile Engineer

How to Start Your Career as Fresh Graduate of Industrial Engineer and Textile Engineer

Graduated’, we sometimes love to share it in our social networking site or celebrate the moment with friends & family. This word comes along with goal, responsibilities, career, future etc. In the applied engineering section, Industrial Engineering and Textile Engineering are two preferred departments not only for a career but also for wide acceptance. After completing graduation from Industrial & Production Engineering or Textile Engineering, fresher sometimes fall in confusion, frustration or sometimes they are trying to move any other career field which is not relevant to their academic qualification. By reading this content, hopefully, you will get some ideas of how How to Start Your Career as a Fresh Graduate of Industrial Engineer and Textile Engineer.

Approach to select a proper career for fresh Industrial Engineer & Textile Engineer
Approach to select a proper career for fresh Industrial Engineer & Textile Engineer

Initiatives from University Life

  1. From second year undergraduate students start their relevant courses. It is necessary to know full course curriculum. It’s good practice to make open discussion with seniors who are in third year or final year, to know about how to be prepared for upcoming courses or how should be inclined with study. For textile engineering undergraduates, a soft advice to know the depth & importance of choosing major at third year, as this choice mostly define their career.
  2. A final year student should focus on the importance of academic courses in his/her career. If he/she obtained an outstanding result, then can focus on continuing that with a vision to make footsteps in teaching profession or may be for BCS, government job or private job as per choices. On contrary, if anyone unable to achieve good results then they should not crave for this anymore and concentrate of what to learn. You are not getting a good score that doesn’t mean you know less. May be your choices & preferences are different. Try to think that level, don’t be frustrated. That is the golden time of your life to be prepare for future, make yourself prepared for the result of being ‘graduated’.
  3. When you pass half of the time of final year, it’s the time to find your strength, weakness, opportunities and threats (do a SWOT analysis of yourself). For example, you have good result (may be CGPA 3.75 or up) focus on that & u can easily prepared yourself for teaching profession; you have middle range CGPA and want to work for a bank or multinational company in future, focus on that; you are in low range CGPA, don’t get upset, look at your strength & opportunities. May be you are good at AutoCAD, may be you completed a course on lean manufacturing, may be you know a lot about practical implementation of courses, then why this fear! Don’t waste your time & focus on thesis/ internship/ project which will work as a ladder to reach your desired interest area
  4. You just finished your final exam, continuing your thesis/ project/ internship, now it is your time to select your career!

Career Path Selection

  1. You were so busy with your courses that didn’t get time to make a curriculum vitae or resume! If not, don’t be sad, you can make it now! Take help from google, get templates and make you own CV, may be you can get advice from your teachers or seniors. You are not competing to be a CEO, so no need to write your CV from professional CV writer. By writing your CV may be way to know yourself well & it is the first time a fresher can understand his/her strength well.
  2. You know your seniors; you are a member of your university career hunt team, try to interact with them often. You will get so many job information suited for your career. You start to open profile in several job portals. Some of favorite job portals are Bdjobs.com, Chakri.com, Jagojobs.com, CVlinked.com, Chakrir Khobor, Job Tips, Protom Alo jobs etc. Don’t forget to take a suitable photograph for your CV. Make template cover letter for yourself, it is necessary for applying some category jobs. Get yourself fully prepared.
  3. Consult yourself, your family, your seniors, your teachers or you can take help from google which type of job or career path matches your qualification. Once you set, then go for it. Apply job portal, take job circulation from seniors & apply. Oh yes, you didn’t complete your graduation yet! So what, you are ready to apply for jobs from now. If you are planning to do earlier two steps after graduation your goals are intangible yet!
  4. You can complete some small timeline professional courses, get Microsoft (Excel, Power point, Word) lessons and make yourself an attractive package that anybody would like to grab. By this time, you complete your thesis/ project/ internship. Forget your fear, remove your shyness, erase your tag whether you are from private university or public university. you know yourself, you already made your CV, did SWOT of yours, set up career goals, applied for jobs, most importantly you are graduated now. Hurrah!

Get Into Career

  1. For textile engineer or industrial engineer (who want to choose textile or garments sector) it is necessary to fix if you want to work in garments or textile or spinning. Then decide whether it is woven, knit, denim, lingerie or sweater section you want to establish your career. Then divide your thoughts into several subsections like, whether you want to work in knitting, weaving, dyeing, washing, cutting, printing, sewing, finishing, quality, logistics etc. Then draw a decision tree of several departments like Quality Management, Industrial Engineering, Planning & Co-ordination, Marketing & Merchandising, Supply Chain, Production, Operation, Procurement etc. Do analysis from job portal JD (Job description), google & take information from seniors. Match which fields suits your potential most & which you have interest. Oh yes, by this time you got interview calls, Congratulations!
  2. You know your preference area. So you are going to be ready for this competitive world. Make a self-analysis before interview, google on company which is interested in you, take a print of your CV, read JD properly, know basic question which may be interrogated or asked, have a fresh look, be on time & yes after 5 minutes it will be your call to attend the interview!
  3. Sometimes it may be 2 or 3 steps of interview for fresher. Logical analysis, departmental questionaries’ & verbal interview. Complete first two steps confidently with proper time management. When you are on verbal interview board, be confident again, be honest, be straight forward, be proper goal oriented, try to focus them towards you by your answers, hey, it’s you, an Engineer!
  4. May be you will fail; may be you will get a job offer! In first case, focus on your goal & ready to repeat the same cycle. You are experienced & more confident than before, Congratulations! In second case, you got the job offer, Congratulations! You are on the first step of unbound steps of your stair. Learn, learn & learn how to reach the tangible goals! Good luck!

Graduation will be a blessing, if you follow mentioned three steps & twelve sub-steps. In developed countries so many colleges & universities have counseling department where they help students to choose their career path. As in our country this system is not available yet, we have to make our initiatives by own. Choosing the best career can change your whole life. So, it is necessary to work for this from the early stage of university life. Anyone can continue his/her higher education such as M.Sc., MBA, PGD etc. as per choice which will add value in career. Hope Bangladesh will get her sun-child by soon who will be confident, educated, honest, leader & can compete with the people of other developed countries.

Written by

Sharmin Akther Diba

Industrial & Production Engineer

Rajshahi University of Engineering & Technology

Email: [email protected]

LinkedIn: Sharmin Akther Diba

How to Get a Merchandiser Job

How to Get a Merchandiser Job

Many people ask how to Get a Merchandiser Job, to answer their question I am sharing my own experience so that you can have some idea.

General thinking about getting a job as a merchandiser

For getting a job in as merchandiser we must have a special reference, thinking so is not true. Definitely, you are thinking why am I saying this so confidently? I am saying this so confidently from my experience.

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How I got my first job as a trainee merchandiser?

After passing BSc engineering from textile I have been also disappointed, I was scared of thinking about my career. Most of my friends already joined on the job but I did not have a job yet.

I also wanted to get help from anybody. But in reality, I have found nothing is going well for seeking my job. Then I have taken a decision that I will not go to anybody for getting a job. I started to prepare myself by meaning that if any interview call will come; I will not let the chance to go. And I started an online application for a job and continue my study for the interview preparation.

After a few days, I have got an interview call from a company for trainee merchandiser. I present myself so confidently in the interview board and answered all questions so confidently. And I found they were so satisfied with my answers. Although there was a long list of candidates I was confident to get that job. And happens also so.

How I got my job in buying house as assistant merchandiser?

I was always eager to do the job as a merchandiser in a buying house. I told to my senior person about this. He told me don’t worry; you can apply for buying house only through this is your dream. Then I have started for applying for buying house job. And in a few days, I have got a call for assistant merchandiser job in a buying house. I never stopped my study and acquiring knowledge.

On the day of the interview, I found a lot of candidates for this post only. Female & male both were there for one post only. Whatever after finishing my interview I was so happy because I was able to answer all questions in a good manner. I was satisfied with my interview and confident also to get this job. Next day I got a call from this office for re-interview next week.

In such a way I faced three times interview for this job and I was doing well confidently. On the last day from four candidates, I was selected and got a confirmation letter. After joining here I heard that there were more than eighty candidates for this post and they found me the best one. This word makes me feel someone special for my sector.

This is my story about my job getting experience. Believe me, there is nothing better than knowledge and smartness in own sector for profession carrier. If anybody can start his/her professional carrier with his/her own way it brings so much satisfaction and confidence which happens to me.

What should you need to do to get a job as a merchandiser?

So, don’t worry if you don’t have any special reference. Avoiding wasting time to find out a reference, try to learn more and more. Read newspaper & magazine, follow up renowned blog & website and try to solve out your problem by exploring. And those are the student now; you should try to prepare your assignment very attentively. And don’t forget to practice frequently speaking English. No competition in the job sector is very high. So make yourself prepare for this competition in a proper way.

how to achieve your dream

I am sharing my story of getting a job as a merchandiser for making you motivated for study. If you have any alternative idea about getting a job then please do not hesitate to share with us. If you have any question please put your question as a comment below the post. In future will try to write about which types of question you will face on the interview board for the post of merchandiser from my experience.

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Written By

Engineer Sheikh Nurja

B.Sc engineer of textile