Though I do not get to use my license at work or elsewhere(Other than for presenting valid ID's hehehe) I still strongly beleive that if your a registered engineer you still have an advantage, given a circumstance wherein an employer chooses between two employees of the same caliber(knowledge and capability) but differ only in being licensed or not. BUT being licensed does not give you any right to underestimate others who are not, Along with your privilege of being licensed comes your responsibility to prove your worth the title of being an engineer. IMHO if an unlicensed person gets chosen over someone who is licensed maybe the later deserves it because the employee may see something in him that he doesn't see in the other. A job position doesn't just depend on your title or educational background, there is more to that, experience and skills are valued too.
SKILLS! Give me SKILLS or give me death hehe
I have a question that needs an honest answer. If you acquire your skills by teaching yourself through google, forums like this, and experimenting on your own, would companies consider this when evaluating you for a job? Will the DIY hobby projects you do on your free time have the same effect as portfolios graphic artists/web designers do to get jobs?Because I honestly need to find a way to make myself eligible for an Electronics job. Puro data processing trabaho ko since graduating. cheers.