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Engineering Job Options: Structural Engineer

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Structural engineering is a specialized branch of the broader field of civil engineering. These professionals design buildings of all sizes from shopping malls to office complexes to skyscrapers, sports complexes and more. Design is a critical element of the job, as structural engineers are responsible for the structural integrity of a building. The structures they… Read more »

What to Do If You Feel Underqualified at Work

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Starting a new engineering job is exciting, but also stressful. That stress can be compounded when you settle in and think you may be underqualified for the new role. If you feel you are in over your head and suspect you might not be qualified for your job, here are some things to consider. Hiring… Read more »

Organizing Your Resume to Feature Contract Assignments

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If you’ve spent any amount of time contracting on short-term projects, you have probably asked yourself, “How should I organize my resume?” Resumes are supposed to be concise documents, but contracting assignments can cause your engineering resume to expand tenfold in just a few years. Use these strategies to organize your resume in a way… Read more »

How Do You Handle Stress?

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  This is a very common interview question. You might be tempted to say, “I never get stressed,” but everybody experiences stress from time to time, even the most laid-back among us. Interviewers ask this question to determine how stress impacts you and how you manage it when it occurs. How to Answer This Question… Read more »

Supplement Your Team with Temporary Help

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You know your team is missing a crucial component, but you don’t have the time, budget, or resources to recruit a full-time employee. What’s the solution? Hire a temporary or contract worker instead. This strategy is becoming increasingly common in technical disciplines, and employers are discovering that it provides a unique strategic advantage. Learn about… Read more »

Success From Day One on a New Job

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Your first day on the job isn’t a time to settle quietly into your new position. It’s a time to begin forming relationships with co-workers, learning the details of your job responsibilities, and laying the groundwork for your whole future with the company. To help you make the most of your first day, we’ve put… Read more »

Personal Branding: Managing Your Reputation

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Your online presence is both a liability and an opportunity. When managed correctly, it is a powerful tool for establishing and evolving your personal brand to help cultivate professional contacts. When managed incorrectly, it can be embarrassing, limit your job prospects, or even lead to your termination. If you are looking for a job, looking… Read more »