What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?
Mechanical Designer in Dallas:
"Good to know."
Be well versed in data management and be familiar with a variety of mechanical systems. Learn to represent yourself as an independent contractor. This prepares you for confident communication.
Mechanical Designer in Cleveland:
"Career opportunities, health care, retirement."
Reach companies and the position that you are inquiring about.
Mechanical Designer in Tucson:
"Designer to Engineer, consider it."
Consider continuing your education and obtaining a mechanical engineering degree from an accredited institution. The designer positions are slowly decreasing to be replaced by engineers...if you can't fight 'em, join 'em.
Mechanical Designer in Houston:
"Even Cost Of Living Increases Are Hard To Get."
Get all you ever want to make up front, you will not see more than cost of living increases and they are rare and disguised as promotion or merit raises.
Mechanical Designer in Columbia:
"Dirty Office Environment, Air Is Stale."
Good product, but corporate infrastructure is very cumbersome.
Seems the place likes it when people appear unhappy in their job.
A very "emotionally cool" place.