Jul 30, 2021 - 08:34 PM
Also, try doing Google searches with search terms that could possibly turn up the types of jobs you are after. For example, type something like "engineering jobs that require computer programming skills" or "engineering jobs with computer programming skills" to see if either turn up job titles that you could explore and then use to search job boards (like Indeed or LinkedIn).
Back to resumes: If you apply for an engineer position, you can note in one of your resume summary sentences that you also have entry-level computer programmer skills (but only do that if the job description mentions the need for an applicant to have computer programmer skills). Or you could list in the skills section of your resume something like "entry-level computer programming skills" or "basic computer programming skills."
If you choose to not mention your computer programmer skills on your resume, make mention of them in your cover letter. Add a sentence into the body of your cover letter that notes you went back to school to earn a computer programming degree to strengthen and expand your set of skills and further your education. This will show a recruiter or hiring manager that you have drive and passion and that you care about improving yourself in both intellectual and professional senses.
And don't forget to trumpet both skill sets on LinkedIn! You can use the title section under your name on your Linkedin profile to note you have both skill sets, or use the About section on your LinkedIn profile to note both skill sets. Learn how to network on LinkedIn as well, and do searches for in-person engineering or computer programming networking events in your geographic region.