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Engineering job searches are stressful because you cannot control what hiring managers do. Once you send your resume and application into the ether or when you walk out of an interview, the process is completely out of your hands. While you can’t control a company’s hiring process you can control your actions and attitudes throughout… Read more »

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Every engineer knows that preparedness is the key to success for a project. It’s also the key to success for every job interview. It’s impossible to know every single question a hiring manager will ask you, but there are many common questions you can bank on hearing almost every time. Here are five of the… Read more »

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Now that you’ve finally gotten a handle on managing the Millennial generation, Generation Z is entering the workforce in droves. While this new generation of professionals is similar to Millennials in some ways, they cannot be lumped together. Born after 1995, here is what you can expect from Gen Z and the next generation of… Read more »

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Any product that is produced in any industry must be tested for quality to ensure those products meet standards and comply with local, state and federal regulations. Quality inspectors are integral to this process, examining raw materials and material goods on a production line, testing the end product and maintaining all documentation and reporting. Required… Read more »

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Are you thinking about making a change in your engineering career? If you’re looking for something more, don’t box yourself into a traditional, full-time, permanent position. Think outside the box. Engineering contracting is a great way to grow your career and earn a great living while achieving more flexibility. Have you considered engineering contracting? Gain… Read more »

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Engineering is a diverse field with a near-endless array of specializations and paths. If you are thinking about a career in engineering, it pays to know which fields are expected to experience the most growth over the next several years and which engineering specializations will be the most in-demand. Civil Engineering Civil engineering is a… Read more »

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It is easy to verify a candidate’s skills and qualifications before making a job offer, but how do you evaluate qualities that are not quantifiable like reliability? It’s not enough to have the talent to do a job, an employee must be able to be counted upon to show up, make valuable contributions and be… Read more »

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Structural detailers play a critical role on an engineering team. They are responsible for creating the detailed drawings and models that are used to create the end product, typically for buildings, bridges and other large structures. Structural detailers may also be referred to as structural designers or drafters. They work with CAD technology to create… Read more »

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Congratulations, you landed a phone interview for a great new engineering job! However, you don’t want to make the mistake many professionals make by blowing off a phone interview as a formality. Far from it. Phone interviews determine whether you get called in for a personal interview, so you want to knock it out of the park. Follow these three… Read more »

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In most interviews, you will be asked, “What did you learn at your last job?” It is important to understand that the hiring manager isn’t asking what you did at your last job. Instead, they want to learn how you developed during your time in your previous role and how those lessons could be applied to their job…. Read more »