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What Resume Style is Best for Engineers?

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Resume trends are constantly changing, and it can be difficult for professional engineers to keep up with those trends, especially if design isn’t one of your passions. However, you want to get noticed by hiring managers and you don’t want them to think you’re completely out of touch by sending an outdated resume design. Use… Read more »

Not Hearing Back After Applying?

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  Job searches are incredibly frustrating because you put so many hours into improving your resume, writing a cover letter, researching companies and finding opportunities – and you rarely get much in return. While you realistically can’t expect to hear back from every employer, most job seekers should get a few calls. If you’re not… Read more »

Four Strategies to Make Your Job Search More Effective

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Engineering job searches can be time-consuming and often a bit frustrating. It would be nice if you found your ideal job the moment you started searching and after taking one look at your resume, the hiring manager wrote you a lucrative offer. Unfortunately, the world doesn’t work that way and it can take weeks or… Read more »

Engineering Job Options: Mechanical Engineer

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Mechanical engineering is a vast discipline, with professionals working in fields ranging from electronics to manufacturing to environmental fields and everything in between. Mechanical engineers are responsible for designing, building and testing mechanical devices, sensors, engines, tools and machinery. Mechanical engineers can work in office environments, labs and work sites. Travel is often required if… Read more »

Engineering Job Options: CAD Drafter

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CAD designers and CAD drafters work in manufacturing, engineering and industrial fields. They are responsible for creating the drawings and plans for structures that have not been built yet. Under the supervision of engineers, CAD designers work to produce accurate and usable plans that adhere to the codes and requirements of the industry in which… Read more »

Nervous? Try These Tips for Controlling Your Fear.

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Getting a call for an interview is exhilarating and thrilling – until your nerves set in. Knowing your future success relies on one meeting is enough to strike fear into the hearts of the most confident people in the world. However, if you let your nerves get the best of you, it can spell disaster… Read more »

Tips for Effectively Working With Challenging Co-Workers

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In a perfect world, we’d get along with everyone we ever work with. Unfortunately, challenging co-workers are a fact of life. There will be people in your professional life whose personalities clash with yours, people who actively sabotage you, and you’ll have the occasional co-worker you just don’t like. Working effectively with challenging co-workers isn’t… Read more »

Engineering Job Options: Architectural Drafter

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Architectural drafters are key members of an architectural team. The drafter is responsible for preparing the architect’s plans for construction through accurate scale drawings. Architectural drafters work in a variety of settings including engineering firms, construction companies, manufacturing companies, private architectural firms or the government. Drafters must have absolute attention to detail, as precision matters… Read more »

How Can You Achieve Balance in Your Career?

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Work and life balance can feel elusive in today’s constantly connected world. When you feel pulled in several directions at once, it creates a constant state of stress that can be difficult to break. While at work, it’s easy to worry you’re neglecting family responsibilities, and guilt can also creep in when you’re focused on… Read more »

How Should You Select the Right Professional References?

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Throughout a job search, engineers put so much time and effort into resumes, cover letters and interview preparation they often forget one of the most important aspects of the job search – choosing the right professional references. Your references can make or break your chances of landing the job. If you think employers don’t check… Read more »