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Wanderer

Name:

M P

Website/Blog:

http://mistressofthedorkness.blogspot.com

Bio:

Facilities Management CAD and Freelance Writer/Proofreader. I eat/drink/sleep CAD/BIM/FM/CAFM. I am the AUGI Salary Survey Manager and have been a contributing writer/editor to four industry publications and two books in the past four years.

Interests:

CAD, CAFM, Autodesk, Writing

Recent Forum Topics & Comments (27)
Forum Discussion Posted
Job > CAD Designer Drafter

What are typical cad designer drafter salaries?

[QUOTE who="Wanderer in Saint Louis, Missouri"]sorry, I mucked up that second link... www.salary.com[/QUOTE]

okay, no I didn't muck up the link... I'm typing indeed ...

6 years ago
Job > CAD Designer Drafter

What are typical cad designer drafter salaries?

[QUOTE who="Wanderer in Saint Louis, Missouri"]check multiple resources, such as the following

www.salary.com
www.indeed.com/salary
www.augi.com ...

6 years ago
Job > CAD Designer Drafter

What are typical cad designer drafter salaries?

check multiple resources, such as the following

www.salary.com
www.indeed.com/salary
http://www.augi.com/surveys/default.asp?page=1016 (look for 2008 results ...

6 years ago
Job > AutoCAD Drafter

Show me the money...

[QUOTE who="Will in Jarrell, Texas"]I'm new here. I wanted to get some opinions about salaries. I have about 12 yrs of architectural drafting experience in the (high end ...

6 years ago
Job > AutoCAD Drafter

How to converte PDF to DWG?

Oraxis has a good point, please make sure you're allowed to do this conversion by the file originator (if it is not you for some reason) and you are not breaking any agreements ...

6 years ago
Job > Interior Designer

Boom or bust?

$100,000+ in Frisco, Tx,

I know it's slanted toward CAD/Design applications, but, there is a listing available through an organization called AUGI that shows highest paying ...

6 years ago
Job > Electrical Engineer

Starting out...

I'm afraid I can't help you out with leads; I don't work with an Engineering firm, I work with a Facility, so three Engineers is a full staff for us (we actually got by on two for ...

7 years ago
Job > Interior Designer

Boom or bust?

Cortnie,

There are probably a few options out there, but, some stuff can be sort of obscure. Have you just tried random job posting searches to see what types of hits you ...

7 years ago
Job > Mechanical Engineer

Getting ahead...

Sorry Will, that wasn't precisely directed at you so much as the clarifying the 'host' topic; as Mechanical is a term used to describe both HVAC/R and Manufacturing disciplines. I ...

7 years ago
Job > Facilities Coordinator

CAFM Specialist

I've been conducting a survey of CAD techs across multiple fields for 3 years now. I notice that Facilities Management has experienced steady increase in response every year. I'm ...

7 years ago
Job > Electrical Engineer

Starting out...

Shahzad,

I work in St. Louis. But, I won't give you my name or business because I know I can't use you being in Illinois. We have certain schools that HR organizes with and ...

7 years ago
Job > AutoCAD Designer

The best part is...

What do I like most?
The variety of work and the constant change.

Dislike the most?
My peers being stuck in the stone age and refusing to accept that they're ...

7 years ago
Job > Tool and Die Maker

Boom or bust?

Looking from a purely CAD Tech perspective, they're not reporting very high levels of job satisfaction or job security or good benefits. :-( But, over 11% of the T/D/M workforce is ...

7 years ago
Job > Architect

The best part is...

The thing I've heard most from my friends who go into Architecture is that they're expecting to be able to be creative and freethinking.

The reality is that they're ...

7 years ago
Job > Interior Designer

Boom or bust?

Looking purely from a CAD perspective, at a survey on www.augi.com, I don't see Interior Design as being one of the higher paid fields, unfortunately. But, it does look like they ...

7 years ago
Job > Electrical Engineer

Starting out...

Afshin,

Good advice. I am but a simple CADD Coordinator, but, I am trying to arrange to get an intern this summer to work with me and the Engineers in my office (Two ...

7 years ago
Job > AutoCAD Operator

What are typical autocad operator salaries?

Salaries can vary pretty widely. From 20k a year to 60k a year. It all depends on your employer, your education, your years of experience, your proven ability to learn, your grasp ...

7 years ago
Job > Electrical Designer

Getting Started in Electric Design

I don't know if you have to be an Engineer, I wouldn't think so. I'd try posting questions like this in places where designers hang out...
I'd personally recommend the ...

7 years ago
Job > Land Surveyor

Show me the money...

If you are a Land Surveyor who does CAD, a resource you might add is the AUGI.com/Surveys (annual salary survey results... 2005/2006 you can download a pdf with profiles of age ...

7 years ago
Job > Writer

Getting a writer job.

I agree with the previous posters. I would also add, a good way to break into writing would be to find a niche and fill it. Write about odd topics, or write within an odd field ...

7 years ago
Job > Building Engineer

Building engineering degree

I don't know how your degree would translate, but, you should probably look into the requirement for getting an Engineering License (issued by states).

I am not an engineer ...

7 years ago
Job > Restaurant Worker

What are the best restaurant worker qualifications and training to get ahead?

I second what Elisa said, but, I will also add 'must be able to occasionally accept verbal abuse from insecure bottom-feeders who have the innate need to feel superior to someone. :-)

7 years ago
Job > Electrical Designer

Where to find a good electrical engineer?

I would suggest posting your job opening on an AutoCAD-based discussion group.
I would personally recommend the Job Corner on for the Autodesk Users Group International ...

7 years ago
Job > Technical Writer

What do you want from a boss?

Perfect boss and perfect work environment?
~rubbing hands together eagerly~

Well, ideally, when setting up a project the following would occur:

1. A meeting ...

7 years ago
Job > Technical Writer

To be the best...

Art,
Your 1 & 3 answers are great and most technical people would easily see them, but, I'll admit I was a little surprised to see your #2. I don't typically think of ...

7 years ago
Job > Mechanical Engineer

Getting ahead...

Mechanical as in HVAC, I'm assuming?

I have to throw in on non-traditional careers. I work in Facilities Management (for a medical facility), so the Mechanical Engineer(s) I ...

7 years ago
Job > Architectural Drafter

Tips for architectural drafter interviews.

Common interview questions for a drafter would be about specialized classes you took (pertaining to the discipline of the company you're interviewing with) in college or training ...

7 years ago