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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 »

Motivating Your Team to Go Above and Beyond

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It’s great when engineering teams meet expectations, carrying out their tasks and responsibilities and achieving their defined goals. When a team is clicking along and doing the minimum, everything runs smoothly, but in order for the company to gain a true competitive edge, employees need to go above and beyond. How do you motivate people… Read more »

How to Overcome a Mistake at a New Job

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Making a mistake when you’re new on the job can be a nerve-wracking experience. No one wants to let down their new team, and mistakes can be embarrassing and difficult to rise above. The good news? No one expects you to be perfect when you’re new to a team, and one mistake won’t derail your… Read more »

Should Your Company Focus on Employee Wellness?

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According to data from the Kaiser Family Foundation and the Health Research and Educational Trust, 98 percent of large companies and 73 percent of small businesses offer their employees a wellness program. From gym memberships to medical screening, health coaching and more, companies are taking a greater interest in the health and wellness of their… Read more »

How Should You Select the Right Professional References?

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Throughout a job search, engineers put so much time and effort into resumes, cover letters and interview preparation they often forget one of the most important aspects of the job search – choosing the right professional references. Your references can make or break your chances of landing the job. If you think employers don’t check… Read more »

What Resume Format Will Wow a Recruiter?

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There are hundreds, if not thousands of ways to format a resume, and recruiters have seen nearly every type of resume possible, from video resumes to illustrated resumes to the standard chronological resume. So what type of format will actually get you noticed and will truly “wow” a recruiter? Stick to Your ABC’s: Always Be… Read more »

Are You Losing Candidates to Other Offers?

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If you uncover a strong candidate for an open role, odds are your competitors have their eyes on that person, as well. Skilled technical and engineering talent is in high demand and throughout the hiring process, candidates are evaluating you, just as you are evaluating them. They will compare their experience with potential employers, and… Read more »

Starting a New Assignment?

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The first day of a new assignment can be rather stressful. Even when you are eager to sink your teeth into something new, it’s common to feel a mixed bag of emotions ranging from excitement to fear. It’s never easy to be the new person on the team, especially as a consultant or contractor. Despite… Read more »

Not Hearing Back When You Submit Applications?

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Job searches can do a real number on your self-esteem and your ego if you’re not hearing back when you submit an application. If it feels like you are sending your resumes down black holes, it’s time to take a good look at your approach. You’re Not a Match You will not be a good… Read more »