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Dealing With a Bad Boss

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Getting along with your boss is necessary in order to be happy at work and important to long-term career advancement. But when your boss is bad or even toxic, it negatively impacts your ability to perform. Whether your manager is a micromanager, an aggressive taskmaster or just a run-of-the-mill jerk, use these tips to navigate… Read more »

Should You Get Your PE?

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The Professional Engineer (PE) license is not required, for engineers but it helps them prove their skills and expertise, allows them to advance higher up the ladder, boosts marketability – and often boosts salary. But becoming a PE is no easy feat. It takes a great deal of time, money and resources, which leaves many… Read more »

Engineering Job Options: Quality Inspector

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The quality of any product depends on the quality of the materials used in its production. That’s what makes the work of a quality inspector so important. Quality inspectors examine the raw materials and material goods on a production line, approving or rejecting them based on specific criteria. They also are often responsible for testing… Read more »

Does Your Elevator Pitch Make You Shine?

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You never get a second chance to make a first impression, and a strong elevator pitch is critical for promoting yourself and setting the right tone in interviews and networking situations. An elevator pitch that makes you shine will help you maximize every professional introduction. What to Include in an Elevator Pitch You can take… Read more »

Engineering Job Options: CAD Designer

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CAD designers are an integral part of engineering teams in manufacturing, construction, industrial and civil projects. Typically, CAD designers and drafters are responsible for creating the plans that engineers and staff will use to build a project. They are given codes and requirements for the project and they use that information to bring the lead… 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 »

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 »