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Managing a Burned-Out Team

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Burnout is a very real phenomenon that impacts overworked professionals and causes mental exhaustion, physical exhaustion and even depression. Research shows that burnout leads to decreased productivity and lack of engagement, and burnout can actually spread among a team. A single burned out employee can start a domino effect of stress and exhaustion. If you… Read more »

Red Flags to Watch out for During an Interview

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Hiring and retaining engineering talent is no easy feat. First, you must find someone with the right skills for each role, but you also have to be mindful of the candidate’s personality and their cultural alignment. While it’s necessary to focus on the positives, it’s equally important to watch out for red flags that could… Read more »

Finding a Work-Life Balance in Your Engineering Career

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Mobile technology has afforded modern professionals much more flexibility and connectivity when it comes to getting work done, but when you can carry your office around in your pocket and your boss and colleagues can reach you any time of day, work-life balance suffers. Use these tips to set boundaries and find better balance in… Read more »

Staying Motivated During Your Job Search

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No matter how anyone tries to spin it, the truth is, engineering job searches are stressful and time-consuming. The longer a search goes on, the more stressful it becomes. So, when you’re looking for new opportunities, how can you stay motivated during a job search? Remind Yourself This Is a Temporary Frustration When faced with… Read more »

Should You Reject a Candidate for Lack of Enthusiasm?

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There is an old adage that reminds us enthusiasm is the mother of effort and without it, nothing great was ever achieved. This is an important thought to keep in mind when searching for new engineers for your team. Enthusiastic people fuel positive energy, they boost creativity, spark new ideas and help improve productivity. Enthusiasm… Read more »

How to Take Ownership of Your Engineering Career

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If you’ve ever felt like you lack control of your career, you’re not alone. A lot of professionals wake up one day and wonder, “How did I get here?” Maybe they’ve stayed at a job they don’t enjoy for too long or they feel like they should have more responsibility or have advanced farther. Whatever… Read more »

How to Make Your Weaknesses Irrelevant

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Every engineering job interview you go on will be unique, but there are some questions you can almost always count on. Weaknesses are a topic that will likely be addressed by every hiring manager, but many engineers struggle when asked to talk about their weaknesses. Naturally, you don’t what to shoot yourself in the foot… 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 »