How to get a job using your skills from Autodesk: Part 1

Whether you’re graduating or making a career move, these tips can help you land your dream job using Autodesk products and resources.

Autodesk makes software for people who make things. With Autodesk Fusion 360, 3ds Max, Inventor, Maya, Revit and Format 360, you can pretty much create anything across the manufacturing, architecture, and construction industries. The possibilities are endless--and you can use them to advance your career. Here are 14 examples of how to do so.

1. Keep learning with Design Academy.

Our self-guided courses help you stay sharp and up to date while challenging yourself to take your skills to another level. You might have graduated from school, but you don't ever want to stop learning -- continuing to learn means continuing to progress in your career.

2. Become an Autodesk Student Expert.

If you're looking to grow your skills and gain recognition for your expertise, becoming an Autodesk Student Expert will help you gain clout in your field. It's a great way to show future employers that you’re dedicated, knowledgeable, and responsible.

Show off your designs and get feedback from students and educators.

3. Add to the Fusion 360 Gallery or create a portfolio on Design Academy.

If Fusion 360 is your forte, share your favorite designs and present them to potential employers in the Autodesk Fusion 360 Gallery. When people explore the online gallery, they can share your work on social media or leverage your design files as a CAD sharing resource. It's a great way to get maximum exposure for your work and get it in front of the right eyes.

With Design Academy, you can create a portfolio to share your work with students and educators for constructive criticism or kudos. It's a great way to test out and show off your designs while getting feedback from other designers.

4. Create short video tutorials using Autodesk products.

People are always searching the phrase "how do I ..." on YouTube. Short videos that tackle the execution of one part of an Autodesk task can be very helpful to viewers. YouTube titles that begin with “how do I…”  tend to earn more views. Create a video, post it on YouTube, and then share it on Facebook and LinkedIn Groups for people who are interested in the tool you're using.

5. Join upcoming Design Now webinars.

Join one of our live Autodesk Design Now webinars or watch a recording at any time. Taking part in these can help you learn more about a certain topic or tools like Fusion 360. These are great because you can attend virtually alongside people from all around the world.


Design for Industry challenges allow you to earn recognition and grow your skills.

6. Submit designs to Design for Industry challenges.

Autodesk hosts Design for Industry challenges that will push you to grow your skills and compete against your peers to earn recognition from judges that come from industry-leading companies. Placing in one of these competitions will also help increase your worth in the eyes of competitive companies that are hiring for your skill set. Plus, it's a good way to have your work noticed and achieve name recognition.

7. Create your own Udemy course to show off your knowledge.

Udemy is an online learning platform for those who want to learn new skills or explore their passions. Have a project, skill, or knowledge you’d like to teach to others? Creating a course on Udemy is a great way to show an employer that you are serious about your skills. Who wants an employee who simply uses a tool when you can have one with the know-how to teach others? Plus, it's fun and a great way to connect with other people in your industry.

Want to find out more ways to land a job with the help of Autodesk products? Check out Part 2 of this article for more ideas about how to advance your career.