How To Land Your Dream Job As Computer Engineer

There is a lot of pressure on young computer engineers to get a job at one of the big tech companies, but this doesn’t have to be your only dream. 

With a little bit of hard work and luck, you can land your dream job doing something that doesn’t necessarily fit into one specific category. To help you find your ideal career path, here are some tips:

Be Passionate

You should be passionate about what you do, the company that is employing you, the work that you are doing, and the people whom you are working with.

Passionate people are more likely to achieve their goals and make a difference in their lives and others.

Being passionate about everything means that it will always be fun for them – why work if it isn’t?

Be Optimistic

As a computer engineer, your job is to make the impossible possible. The job allows you to use your creativity and ingenuity to solve problems and create solutions. While it can be challenging at times, this is also one of the most rewarding careers out there!

If you want yours to be as successful as possible, then you must adopt an optimistic mindset. Be positive about everything your knowledge, skills, experience, and future career prospects, and believe in yourself from day one. 

It might take some time before things go well for you but don’t give up on yourself or anything else just yet because there are plenty of great opportunities all around us waiting for people like us who will fight hard for them!

Be The Best Communicator In The Room

As a computer engineer, you’re going to be talking with people all day long. So you must know how to listen and speak so that people can understand what you’re trying to say.

Here are some tips:

Listen carefully when someone else is speaking by using active listening techniques such as nodding your head, making eye contact, and asking questions like “What do you think?” or “Can you tell me more about that?”.

Use good body language (no slouching!), good eye contact (no staring off into space!), good facial expressions (smiling!), a pleasant tone of voice (not too loud or too soft), good volume control, and proper grammar.

Have A Killer Portfolio & Github Profile

You have been working on your computer engineer portfolio for months, and it’s finally time to make it public. To keep things simple when showing off your work, use GitHub as the hub for all of your projects. 

This will allow you to organize them better and easily show off what skills you have through each project’s README file (a document that explains how to install and use the project).

These files must be written in such a way that anyone can read them without having any prior knowledge of coding. So make sure they are clear, simple, and easy to follow!

Build Relationships Like Your Life Depends On It…Because It Does

First and foremost, you can’t do it alone. You need to build relationships with everyone around you. It’s not just about being a “great” communicator; you need to be a great listener and collaborator too.

To get ahead in the workplace, you’ll need to be known as someone trustworthy, supportive, and willing to go above and beyond for others (which is why building strong personal relationships will come in handy in your day-to-day work). 

More importantly, if any issues arise at work, and believe me there will be many! it’s important that co-workers feel comfortable approaching you so they can get advice or feedback from another perspective (which again goes back to having strong personal relationships).

Networking And Building Relationships Is Not Selling Yourself. It’s Making Friends, Helping People, And Sharing Ideas

This is a common mistake that most people make when they are trying to land their dream job. Networking and building relationships are not selling yourself, it’s making friends, helping people, and sharing ideas.

I am sure you have seen the commercials where someone who lives in a cave is waiting for other people to come over and talk about their product or service. 

They are always standing there like someone just told them that they were elected president of the United States (or maybe vice-president).

You want to be the guy at the party who everyone knows because he is friendly and helpful while being himself at all times!

Work On A Fun Side Project

There’s no better way to demonstrate your coding skills than by working on a fun side project.

What Kind Of Project?

Start with something you enjoy doing and that interests you. For example, if you love writing code, then making a blog or an app might be the best choice. 

If you like solving problems and building things that others can use, then take on some open source projects (like contributing to core WordPress) or create your website with an educational component. 

If your passion is data science or machine learning, there are plenty of opportunities out there for those who want to learn more about those areas. The possibilities are endless!

Be sure that whatever project you select will showcase both your creativity and coding skills in terms of design as well as problem-solving ability when it comes time for interviews.

Have At Least 5 Dream Companies To Work For And Share Them With All Your Friends/Mentors/Anyone That Will Listen

Dream companies are not just big companies. Dream companies aren’t just the ones you think would be cool to work for, or that you think to pay well. They are also not necessarily your dream company because they do something that interests you (software development).

Instead, it’s more important to have a list of dream companies that can fulfill several criteria:

The product or service the company provides has the potential for making a difference in the world

You could learn something new about yourself by working there — and this learning experience might come from any number of places including culture, management style, etc.

Keep Your Resume Short And Sweet

Your resume should be short and sweet. Don’t waste space on a cover letter, references, skill lists, or other information that some hiring managers may consider irrelevant. 

If you want to include a list of skills or hobbies (and there’s nothing wrong with this), save it for the end of your resume so that it doesn’t take up valuable real estate at the top. 

And don’t list past employment outside of professional experience that’s what your LinkedIn profile is for!

If you have awards or accolades from school projects or competitions, feel free to include them in an “Additional Information” section at the bottom as well just remember: keep it concise!

Sell Yourself On Linkedin (And Don’t Ask To Connect With Somebody You Don’t Know)

Once you’ve got a good-looking resume, it’s time to put it out there on LinkedIn. You’ll want to make sure that your profile is set up properly so that recruiters can find you and see what kind of person they’re getting. Here are some tips:

Don’t ask someone to connect with you unless they have specifically asked for the connection. If somebody says “Hey, let’s connect!” just say “Sure!” and add them as a connection when you get home or in the office (if applicable). 

Don’t ask for this on LinkedIn it looks like begging for attention and jobs aren’t awarded because of how many people are begging for them.

Don’t just post a resume! Post some projects from school or work that show off your skills in different ways than just writing code all day long would allow; 

Also, describe why those projects mean something important to you personally so recruiters will understand why they matter more than just listing technical skills on paper every time somebody asks about them again later down the road…

Your Career Path Is Not Set In Stone; It’s Whatever You Want It To Be!

You may have been planning on going into computer engineering for years, but then you got a job offer and now you’re thinking about taking it. That’s a perfectly normal thing to do if your dream job is available but if that isn’t the case, don’t worry! 

You can still get what you want out of life. Many people change their career paths at some point during their lives. Even if they’re already working in their field, they might decide they want something different after all. 

So don’t be afraid to make changes along your journey as long as they’re right for you and know that even though things may seem uncertain right now, everything will turn out just fine!


And that’s it! With these tips, you’ll be on your way to landing your dream job as a computer engineer. We know it can be intimidating at times, but remember that this is all about showing off who you are and what you bring to the table. So go out there and do just that!