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Ive had over 30 interviews for engineering position and havent gotten a single offer

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  1. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Take the CDL pill.

  2. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    you need to contact them and ask for tips little zoom

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      They said I wasnt enthusiastic enough which is code for bullshit. Improving interview skills is as useless as learning how make a firm handshake

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        interview skills and a firm handshake are important
        but you can never know what they are looking for
        sometimes they just need to keep a position open to not get their budget cut when in reality they aren't really looking for anyone

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        >Be autisticlly tuned person with zero emotion
        >Surpised people don't like your low enthusiasm.
        Seems like you don't deserve a job.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Are you ugly? Try to looksmax for the interview

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          I looked much better than most of the incel/bug men coworkers tbh. I think socially i come off too serious and not smiley enough idk

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            I think it's my dry humor coupled with the fact I can't force my self to smile

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Learn to do the wagie dance. Read their website, just choose something that sticks out, do some background reading and start asking questions about it. I usually even make up some LARP about why I know so much about a certain topic. Showing you are motivated and somewhat know your shit is more effective than telling them so. Added benefit is the more you talk about this the less time they have for their typical autism detector questions.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        It means you're too ugly and not diverse enough

  3. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    hr here, I see a white or european, I immediately put it in the bin. don't care what your qualifications are.

  4. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    What type of engineering and what country? Software Engineering in the US is pretty much dead right now thanks to IRS Section 174 and general VC pullback. Most people I know with more traditional engineering (Mech, EE, etc.) either don't make shit or ended up doing something else.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >IRS Section 174
      This means companies cannot writeoff software engineer salaries or something right?

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Yeah it forces them to amortize it over 5 years (or 15 if it's a Poojeet). Essentially the normal expectation of a business is that you're only taxed on profit which is (revenue - expenses). So in the past (oversimplified example):
        >software company makes $1,000,000
        >software company spends $1,000,000 on salaries
        >profit is $0, tax is $0

        Now, assuming the devs are on-shore (because it's a graded amortization, it's only 10% deductible in the first year, because the IRS hates you):
        >$1,000,000 revenue
        >$1,000,000 spent on dev salaries
        >lol the IRS says you owe taxes on $900,000 in profit, get fricked nerd

        It means only big software companies can afford to play the game. It's also the big reason for the layoffs as the law didn't go into effect into tax year 2022 and most got a nice surprise bill in 2023. The AI shit was just gaslighting.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          Wtf, thanks for the explanation. Is there any legitimate reason they would do this other than to crash tech companies except big tech?

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            In 2017 Trump passed tax cuts. Congress has strict fiduciary guidelines they have to play within. When you cut somewhere the frickwits in Congress have to make it up somewhere else. Some walnut came up with this back in 2017, not to take effect until 2022 and everyone forgot about it (my vague understanding is it was never supposed to pass in the first place but the Congressional bill stuffing shuffle happened and it went through).

            It could have very well been a conspiracy from Big Tech but what's odd is even big tech sounded the alarm about it, so I'm not sure.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            Well they better get rid of it

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Chemical im honestly considering something else. Getting this degree is not a golden ticket as advertised

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        >did engineering as a meal ticket but not because they love it
        I'm not mocking you because that's why I went into software (and am now trying to exit), but understand this is a blessing. Do something you enjoy with your life. Engineering is a stressful, miserable career you will despise unless you were meant to be an engineer, aka a weird autist. You should be confident that you were somehow smart and tenacious enough to get a degree in something that brutal and use that to propel yourself.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        have you looked at defense contractors? My company is hurting for engineers, mostly electrical though.
        You can start around 90k or so

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          Where would you go to apply for those positions? Also can you get a clearance just by applying for one or does the job do that?

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            Look at their websites and apply there. Also try to find some of their recruiters and talk to them (linkden or job fairs).
            You'll get hired without a clearance and they'll pay for you to get it.

  5. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Last time I read the news the labor market was so tight
    Now it seems to be... I guess "loose"
    What a bullshit
    One more reason to finally make it

  6. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Hire a lawyer and sue for racist hiring practices. Or join an already existing class action.

  7. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I know that feel bro.

  8. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Hey OP, I went to school for Industrial Design and Mechanical Engineering, somehow ended up working in Civil Engineering
    How are you getting these interviews, through a service/LinkedIn? What's the size of the companies you're talking to? How much experience have you got?
    Out of college I did the opposite of my friends who all went to NYC just to get rejected by bigger firms. I found small, local engineering firms and spoke to them directly, managed to get a couple interviews together before the place I'm at now but it wasn't this crazy search like I've been seeing people online stressing out about. Even if the interview didn't go anywhere, none of them felt like corpo bullshit

  9. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I got so fricking lucky. Got a WGU degree for Cloud Computing and really tried to learn as much as possible. Got a spot working for a startup type place as a “release tech” doing Linux scripting/packaging and some maintenance for legacy modules (learned Perl, Python, ruby) and was immediately looking for a new job. It sucked in so many intangible ways. Horrible management. Got hired at a smaller, more established place as their sole cloud engineer. I told them I had little or no experience outside of school and they didn’t even care, they loved my personality and said they’d work with me to learn it. I’m kicking ass now with my own office and set my own schedule. 3 years ago I was pulling cable and installing security cameras making 30% of what I make now.

    Anyway OP there are great spots out there. I applied 500 times, got three calls, two interviews and 1 offer. It’s supposed to get a lot better throughout Q1 according to a recruiter I know. Everything will be okay, don’t get discouraged. Try to smile and laugh more and don’t be afraid to be a little self-deprecating and honest. They want to know you are someone that can be chill and take stress and not be some autistic savant. These people hire for personality first and skills second

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