Looking for drafting jobs can be a daunting challenge. There are many different drafting jobs to choose from. CAD drafting is a skill that can be implemented across many different industries. So while you may have training in architectural type drafting, you could easily jump into electrical or structural drafting jobs. This article will give you some handy tips for getting the best job out there.
First, look into a wide variety of sources to decide where you can get a drafting job. Try different professional networks or directories. Ask around and see what you can get through ‘word of mouth’. Many jobs become available at different times of the year, so keeping in touch with different companies may ensure you could be the one next in line when that job opening comes up.
Do your research and find out what specific programs you may need to be familiar with. These drafting services can include programs such as AutoCAD, Concepts Unlimited, Maya, Solidworks, and Rhino etc. Being an expert and knowing these programs inside-out will definitely give you the edge above other candidates. Combine this with real experience and projects using these programs and you will be well on your way to landing a job specific to your skills.
Decide how you want to work and then find out where these jobs are available. You may want to work full-time, part-time, for a company, an individual or you may be a contractor for an outsourcer. Once you have figured this out, it is easy to narrow down on where you may find a job. For full time work try as many companies as possible, local and possibly abroad. For part time, you may be able to do the same as a contractor for a company that just needs that extra hand. If you are looking to do fulfill some outsourcing orders, there are many websites that can help you out.