Underrated Tips for the Job Seeking Engineer

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The job hunt is a gauntlet of rejection and anticipation. Time is more than likely of the essence, and no matter what you do you can’t seem to make the most of it. So how do you make the most of your time, while it’s not being valued by an hourly rate? While there may…

Interviewing After Being Fired for Engineers

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Interviews can be stressful enough without something looming over you that you can’t do anything about, like being fired from a previous engineering job. Of course this isn’t ideal, but the key is to persevere and come back better than ever. After all, Steve Jobs was fired from Apple, and we think he came back…

Contract Engineering: 3 Benefits You May Be Overlooking

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The allure of a full-time, consistent engineering job is compelling. Signing on with a company that believes in what you believe in and that has made a spot for you sounds sublime, right? In that case, why would anyone want to take a contract engineering position? In actuality, there are several reasons that a job-seeking…

How to Turn Down an Engineering Job without Burning Bridges

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As a job seeker, you have grown accustomed to rejection, but you are probably less seasoned on how to turn down a job offer. Companies get turned down plenty, but if you aren’t careful when you close the door, they may change the locks and advise their affiliates to do the same. We’ve gathered up…

The 5 Best 2016 Resolutions for Job Seeking Engineers

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Have you given any thought to your New Year’s resolution for 2016? Amid pledged changes in fitness, cleanliness, timeliness, sociality, and beyond, many people turn to their careers as the focus of change. Engineers looking for work may be no different, seeing the job search itself as a place to make profitable and impactful changes…

The Red Flag Trifecta: You Need a New Engineering Job

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Remember why you became an engineer. You had a passion for mathematics, science, technology, or mechanics. Something about the field sparked a desire for you to succeed through rigorous schooling and to move through all of your work experiences to get where you are. Once upon a time, you decided to embark on a journey…

Five Steps to Scoring Your Dream Manufacturing Job Long-Distance

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The job search can be a gauntlet of Dos and Don’ts, self-promotion, and right and wrong ways to network. The struggle is amplified when your ideal job is downstate or across the country. It isn’t as easy to pull strings, get recommended, or walk into a plant and make connections when you’re hundreds or thousands…

Three Ways to Tactfully Address Employment Gaps in an Interview

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You know it’s there and so do they. You’re dreading the moment the elephant in the room is addressed. You have a gap in your employment history which spans months, maybe even a year or more. You’re sure the interviewer will ask, and if they don’t, it will be worse. You want the chance to…

What It Takes to Become an Auto Plant Manager

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Your passion for cars and automotive design is outweighed only by your passion for working with and leading groups of people. Maybe you have worked in manufacturing and you feel ready to move up to a more managerial role. Perhaps you’ve been on a business administration path for a while, and you’re looking to move…

Six Stand-Out Tips for Sales Manager Hopefuls in 2016

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You’ve been in sales for a while, and you’re ready to move up in your career. Your background is stacked with solid work experience. You have your references listed out and you’ve written a pitch-worthy cover letter. You should be taking your pick of sales manager jobs, but the phone just isn’t ringing. Most companies…