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Make Your Engineering Resume Stand out From Your Competition

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Competition for engineering jobs is fierce, and hiring managers are inundated with resumes for a single open role. Giving stacks of resumes a close read simply isn’t practical, and many hiring managers make snap decisions about whether to put a resume on the “yes” pile or toss it into the circular file. Here are some… Read more »

How to Prepare Your Team for Temporary Engineering Hires

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Temporary engineers help keep projects on track and ensure the organization achieves its goals. While management may understand the value of these professionals, team members may be a bit more resistant to the idea. Permanent employees can be wary of temporary engineers, wondering if those people are there to steal their jobs. That wariness and… Read more »

Engineering Job Options: Structural Engineer

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A branch of civil engineering, structural engineering involves the design and development of large structures. They can range from buildings to bridges to sports arenas and more. These professionals are responsible for designing structures that meet client specifications and can withstand constant exposure to environmental pressures for decades to come. Structural engineers have a host… Read more »

Career Lessons to Learn From

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Growing your engineering career is all about learning important lessons and building on them. However, many lessons are learned the hard way. Here are a few important career lessons to learn from today, so you don’t make mistakes as you move up. Fail Forward Failure is one of the best teachers you’ll ever encounter. Failure… Read more »

Four Types of Interviewers You Should Be Prepared to Meet

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No two hiring managers or job interviews will ever be the same, but there are some things you can count on and prepare for. Typically, the people who conduct interviews fall into four major categories. These are the four types of interviewers you’re most likely to encounter on your job search and tips for handling… Read more »

Embracing Teamwork as an Engineering Pro

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Engineers rarely work in isolation. Complex projects require collaboration and teamwork; therefore, you must be able to showcase your ability to work well as part of a group in every interview. Hiring managers may ask you directly about teamwork, but it is much more likely they will make inferences based on the anecdotes you share… 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 »

What Does It Take to Become a Successful Engineer?

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To become a successful engineer you must maintain your skills, stay on the cutting edge of trends and innovate. But it’s also much more than that. If you want to grow your career, it pays to focus on some less-obvious factors that can help you advance. Work Harder Than Anyone Else As Thomas Edison said,… Read more »

Highlight Your Ability to Embrace Change

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If there is one thing you can count on in any engineering job, at any level, with any company, it’s change. You can expect changes in management, staff, technology, procedures, best practices, company culture, project scope and budgets, and more. However, most people naturally resist change, which can stymie productivity, progress and growth. As you… Read more »

Engineering Job Options: Software Engineer

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Software engineers design and develop all types of programs from applications to software for operating systems and network distribution to, software for compilers. While they must be adept at coding, engineers are much more involved in the development of algorithms and analyzing and solving problems than with writing code. Software engineering roles vary greatly, but… Read more »