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Engineering Job Options: Maintenance Technician

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The job of a maintenance technician can be varied, but they are typically tasked with the routine maintenance and troubleshooting of mechanical equipment. In regulated industries like medical devices, they must keep detailed documentation of their work to ensure compliance. Maintenance technicians are required to keep machinery operational and ensure that a business is achieving… Read more »

What Are Employers Looking for in Top Talent?

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Based on the requirements listed in a job description, you will always have a good idea of how well you align with an employer’s skill-based needs. However, today’s companies are looking for more than just technical skills when hiring engineers. They are also looking for a wide set of less-tangible traits that impact success, and… Read more »

Engineering Job Options: Civil Engineer

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Civil engineering is a vast field that covers all manner of infrastructure. Civil engineers work on things like roads, buildings, dams, bridges, tunnels, airports, sewer infrastructure and water infrastructure.  These professionals work in a traditional office setting but spend plenty of time visiting their project sites. In some cases, they may work remotely on-site depending… Read more »

Are You Losing Great Candidates to Your Competitors?

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Losing candidates to competitors is frustrating – and expensive. Investing time and resources in someone who accepts a job elsewhere can set back your search by weeks, or even months. If this has happened to your team on more than a few occasions, the problem likely rests with your hiring process. These are the most… Read more »

Preparing for Situational Interview Questions as an Engineer

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Situational interviews are very similar to behavioral interviews in the sense the hiring manager will ask you to address specific situations you have previously experienced on the job. Interviewers like situational questions because they provide a window into the way you approach challenges on the job. Use these tips to prepare for a situational interview… Read more »

Questions You Should Ask During Every Interview

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During every interview, you will be given the floor to ask your own questions of the hiring manager. The questions you choose can reinforce the idea you are the ideal candidate for the job – if you do it right. But your questions really serve two purposes. Yes, they should impress the hiring manager, but… Read more »

Time-Management Strategies to Improve Your Personal Efficiency

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As an engineer, you’ve probably mastered the art of time management and efficiency on the job. Wasted time can set projects back and can cost thousands of dollars – if not more. When you’re conducting a job search in addition to working full time, it’s easy for your professional time-management skills to fly out the… Read more »

Post-Interview Follow-Up Tips

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Professionals understand the value of following up after an interview, but there is often confusion about just how and when follow-up should occur. Following up shows you are persistent and passionate about a position, but you must walk a fine line. Following up overzealously can make you look pushy, but lack of follow-up makes you… Read more »

Strategies to Boost Productivity on Your Team

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Everyone on your team is extremely busy, but how often does that “business” translate into true “productivity”? Engineers have a lot on their plates, but they can also be hampered by some common roadblocks to productivity, impeding your firm’s ability to complete projects on time and on budget. Use these strategies to start boosting productivity… Read more »

Not Hearing Back After Applying?

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  Job searches are incredibly frustrating because you put so many hours into improving your resume, writing a cover letter, researching companies and finding opportunities – and you rarely get much in return. While you realistically can’t expect to hear back from every employer, most job seekers should get a few calls. If you’re not… Read more »