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Preparing for Situational Interview Questions as an Engineer

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Situational interviews are very similar to behavioral interviews in the sense the hiring manager will ask you to address specific situations you have previously experienced on the job. Interviewers like situational questions because they provide a window into the way you approach challenges on the job. Use these tips to prepare for a situational interview… Read more »

How to Take Ownership of Your Engineering Career

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Here’s an engineering career gut-check: The only person in charge of your career success is you. If you’re feeling stagnant, feel your current boss is holding you back or you aren’t moving up as fast as you’d like, it’s time to sit down and take ownership of your career. Here are three things you can… Read more »

Questions You Should Ask During Every Interview

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During every interview, you will be given the floor to ask your own questions of the hiring manager. The questions you choose can reinforce the idea you are the ideal candidate for the job – if you do it right. But your questions really serve two purposes. Yes, they should impress the hiring manager, but… Read more »

Engineering Job Options: Structural Engineer

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Structural engineering is a branch of civil engineering and as the name suggests, focuses on the design of large structures. Engineers must create a structure like a building or a piece of infrastructure that can withstand the pressures of their environment and stay stable and safe throughout that structure’s lifetime. Structural engineers work alongside other… Read more »

Engineering Job Options: Electrical Designer

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The field of electrical engineering is vast. There are opportunities to design, develop and test all manner of electrical systems in fields ranging from computing and manufacturing to government and utilities. As the job title suggests, however, electrical designers and electrical design engineers specialize in the design phase of electrical projects. Engineers interested in design… Read more »

Time-Management Strategies to Improve Your Personal Efficiency

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As an engineer, you’ve probably mastered the art of time management and efficiency on the job. Wasted time can set projects back and can cost thousands of dollars – if not more. When you’re conducting a job search in addition to working full time, it’s easy for your professional time-management skills to fly out the… Read more »

What is the Best Way to Job Search in 2018?

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The new year is a great time to kick-off a job search. Not only are you in the right frame of mind to set and achieve goals, but businesses are returning from the holiday break in full swing and ready to tackle their own goals by finding talented engineers for their projects. Use these tips… Read more »

Post-Interview Follow-Up Tips

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Professionals understand the value of following up after an interview, but there is often confusion about just how and when follow-up should occur. Following up shows you are persistent and passionate about a position, but you must walk a fine line. Following up overzealously can make you look pushy, but lack of follow-up makes you… Read more »

Engineering Job Options: Civil Designer

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Civil designers work for engineering firms, construction firms, private industry and government agencies. Under the supervision of engineers, they are responsible for creating the plans that crews will use to build infrastructure projects that can include roads, bridges, dams and waterway structures and more. Designers must have strong mathematical skills, excellent interpersonal skills and a… Read more »

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 »