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Just Starting Out—Part 1

Where do you go after you’ve marched?

Another schoolyear has ended, meaning about four million people are completing degrees and potentially entering the workforce.

What’s next for these graduates—how do you navigate the ins and outs of looking for work?

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It’s one thing to get a degree and learn the technical skills required for a job, but how do you get started on a career path when you’re fresh out of college or university? What if you’ve been out of school for some time and you’re changing careers?

It can be a discouraging time. It’s true that everyone had to start somewhere, but that can be small comfort when you’re searching for work yourself. What can help is to do your research and to remember that, just as with studying, there are steps you can follow to make the process easier.

KTM Solutions President Paul Kumler dives into some of those steps. In this first article of a two-part series for South Carolina Manufacturing, Paul shares advice on job searching and preparing a resume, based on his many years of experience interviewing, hiring, and training employees in the engineering world. Read more below to see his full explanation.



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KTM utilizes a staff of registered mechanical engineers (PE) that are qualified in the design and analysis of advanced machines, fixtures, lifting systems, and mechanical structures. We design and analyze for sufficient strength, optimal mechanical performance, and safety in accordance with industry standards and governmental regulations.

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