My student Harry from China asks: (edited)
Could you please tell me which kind of certification is the most popular for Electrical Engineers in the US? Also, which certification can be got through examination useful all over the world.
Thank you for your kind help.
I don't know :) I'm not an expert on electrical engineering (EE) and the only electrical engineers I know are in China, but I've done a little searching on the web and I'll give the results here.
As examples, I'll give some links in this article to job advertisments on US jobs websites, but links to specific jobs might stop working once the employer finds an employee. If so, try making new searches for "electrical engineer" at these websites:
Bachelor's of Science in Electrical Engineering (BSEE / BSc)
It seems the basic qualification in the US is a BSEE (Bachelor's of Science in Electrical Engineering) from an accredited university (usually the university must be accredited by ABET ).
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Update 2017-01-08: Fixed a few links.
Update: 2015-09-25: Fixed a few links.
The UK & Europe
In the UK, Europe and other parts of the world, you send a CV (or curriculum vitae) when you apply for a job.
In the US and some other places, you send a resume (or résumé or resumé) when you apply for most jobs.
In the US and some other places, you send a CV (or curriculum vitae or sometimes vita) when you apply for a job in fields like science and education.
Difference between CV & resume
So what's the difference between a CV and a resume?
Tencent won't let me log in, so I can't access my Tencent microblog at all.
Even though I'm putting in the right password, I get an error about "restricted account access".
I clicked on the link, and it all changes to Chinese. So much for the international version in English. As soon as there's a problem, it all reverts to Chinese, with a lot of important text (e.g. action buttons) actually presented in image format, so I can't use translation software to help me understand it.
I tried guessing and various things but eventually got stuck here:
I tried googling and tried one piece of advice on the web, which didn't work but I did end up with the e-mail address for QQ International help.
I emailed them, and they sent me back a link to a blog post with instructions in case of a lost password. I didn't lose my password, but I'm trying it anyways.
That post explains in English how to get a new password (the whole process in Chinese again) using annotated screenshots.
I've managed to complete the first couple of steps, but then comes one that's not explained. It asks for 3 "Friend's Account Numbers". Which is fine if you use QQ instant messenger and have those numbers saved or written down somewhere.
But I don't use QQ messenger, I only use Tencent for microblogging. So I don't have any such numbers. I can't even access the IDs of my microblog followers (to try using those instead of QQ numbers) because I have to sign in to see those.
I've posted a comment on that blog article about this problem, and I await an answer. If there isn't one, I'll try writing QQ International support again.
The irony? When I have a China-related tech problem, I tell people and ask for help using Tencent Weibo. But this problem means I can't even do that.
I'll post about any future developments.
G.A.L.E.S.L. / joe3
Some tips and links on learning English.