Feb 20, 2019 - 02:40 PM
To get an entry level BIM job you should start by completing formal studies in the area. The building information modeling field is growing and attracting entry-level and more experienced candidates. Many schools offer programs/courses in which you can pursue the necessary formal studies. BIM coursework typically includes civil/surveying CAD, architectural building information modeling, and commercial construction technology.
If you already have relevant building experience, you can pursue self-study programs that will allow you to build on your knowledge. One of the things that is important when pursuing a BIM role is AutoCAD. AutoCAD is a computer-aided design program used for 2-D and 3-D design and drafting. If you are not familiar with AutoCAD, pursue hands-on training in the program. It will take some time to develop a level of proficiency in AutoCAD, but once completed, you will be one step closer to securing an entry-level BIM position.
As you prepare your resume and cover letter, share information that is related to your BIM training and background. Think about the transferrable engineering or other skills that you have that are relevant to the role. This position is in demand for carrying out projects and operations at various construction firms. Look at entry-level positions and boost your experience through coursework that will allow you to strengthen your BIM skillset.
Aug 23, 2018 - 09:23 PM
One route to a BIM job is to pursue formal studies in this area. Many universities offer undergraduate and graduate courses of study subjects that let you focus on this area. This sample resume of an engineering student focusing on BIM demonstrates some techniques for showcasing your knowledge of BIM.
Many also acquire BIM proficiency through self-study. These people tend to already have some relevant building experience as architects, engineers, or other specialists. They typically have AutoCAD proficiency. If this is you, you need to show employers a tangible level of BIM proficiency. You can get training certifications. You can also describe BIM projects you completed.
Some companies offer entry-level BIM jobs that you can do based on software proficiency, without hands-on building experience. Startups may offer more entry-level opportunities than large, established companies.