Dear Kesab, I feel for your situation and I commend your effort to come out and tell your story while asking for help and feedback. I am sure that you are not alone. It can be extremely hard for the graduands to find opportunities in the current state of economy. I also appreciate your point about not always receiving adequate feedback about your applications, however keep trying and I trust that a phone call is always better than an email when following up with someone. In my experience before I graduated, I was always looking for networking and meeting people with a view on exploring employment opportunities. I was also involved in several engineering institutions and societies which gave me additional options to network and allowed me to increase my professional knowledge and also helped me to develop personally. I also volunteered my time in order to gain knowledge and experience and to make vital contacts. A lot of opportunities are often offered and found through networking rather than through general advertising. Another thing I recommend is perhaps revisiting your resume with attention to 'transferrable skills' which I believe are equally, if not more important, than your engineering degrees. In my opinion, engineering is a very fast paced, competitive and diverse field and more and more often we are asked to develop and apply transferrable skills alongside our engineering knowledge. Try to learn/improve and explore some of these skills if you have not done so already. Finally, don't give up searching for opportunities. I believe that the difference between those who are looking and those who find jobs is that the latter works harder and simply do more to succeed. Good luck!
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