Barbara Wood | Is #OpenToWork Useful for Mechanical Engineers on LinkedIn?

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Who is Barbara Wood?

Barbara Wood is a mechanical engineer and product manager, PMP certified, (project management professional) with heavy CAD mechanical design skills and passionate about creating innovative design solutions. With a background in manufacturing and automotive/on-highway vehicle design. Barbara wears many different hats, her portfolio on LinkedIn consists of sheet metal design, fire truck design, plumbing, BIW (Body in White), CIW (Cab in White), hydraulics, full chassis design, plastic design, train gangway development, medical bed design, and much more.

You don’t want to miss this episode because we cover a lot like how to use #OpenToWork on LinkedIn while searching for a job as a mechanical engineer, and how Barbara went viral on LinkedIn while sharing her job-search journey. We also discuss top-down modeling, designing fire trucks on SolidWorks, as well as PMP certification and journaling for mechanical engineers.

Barbara’s mechanical design portfolio
Barbara’s viral Linkedin post

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