The Definitive Guide for Choosing the Best Drafter Jobs
There are many drafter jobs to choose from. When applying for cad drafter jobs, it is often hard to know where to start. This guide will give you the best tips on what to do and how to get the best drafter job.
Identify your skill set
A good place to start would be to identify your skill set. Identify all the programs that you can use, such as AutoCAD, Photoshop, Solidworks etc. With this you can start looking at the range of different drafter jobs you can apply for. Remember, just because your last job may have been in one industry, it doesn’t mean your new job can’t be in another one. Remember, many different industries use the same drafting programs. You could use your expertness in AutoCAD for product designing and look into structural, civil or electrical drafter jobs.
Identify where and who you could work with
Now that you have identified the different areas you could work in, the next step would be to identify where and who you could work with. Do you want to work locally, or could you move? There are many drafter jobs that are available abroad, so this could be a good consideration. Do some research and you might be able to find better paying cad drafting jobs elsewhere on the globe that may give you the experience you need.
Pay, benefits, professional development
Look at different pay scales, benefits and what the different drafting jobs may be able to offer you in terms of professional development. Sometimes you can get ‘lost in the storm’ when working for a larger company, so often working for a smaller company may give you more responsibility and a chance to develop professionally. See how long people have worked in that company for and what they are doing. You know a company does not give much room for movement if someone who has been working there for 10 years is still doing the same thing since day one.
Is reputation everything?
Another big thing is often the ‘name’ of the company. Does the company have reputation? A more reputable design or drafting company will look good on your C.V. and may be good for your future. But as stated before, some people in these larger companies get shoe-boxed into doing tasks that may not necessarily give them much in terms of professional and personal development. A place with more reputation may not be as good as you think, if they do not allow professional development.
To conclude, these steps should help you get the perfect drafter job that will suit both your personal and professional development. Some companies may not always be as good as they seem, so take the above steps and make sure you do your research to ensure you get the perfect job every time.