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Not Getting a Response? Here Are the Best Times to Apply to a Job in the Engineering Field

Have you ever noticed that (COVID-19 pandemic notwithstanding) our lives tend to follow a seasonal rhythm? From spring break to summer vacation to cozy fall sweaters, we know what each season will bring. Companies also have their own rhythms, and hiring seasons are reasonably predictable. If you’re not hearing back about your engineering applications, you… Read more »

Why Contract-to-Direct Engineering Jobs Might Be Your Best Option 

If you are searching for engineering jobs and you receive an offer for a contract-to-direct position, should you take it?  It can be scary for some people to explore this option, but contract-to-direct jobs can often be the right move for your career.   What is Contract-to-Direct?   Contract-to-direct hire roles can sound strange, but they are fairly… Read more »

5 Fastest-Growing Engineering Specialties

Engineering is a diverse field covering niches from computer production to nanoscale materials to aeronautics to green infrastructure and everything in between. However, not all fields of engineering are growing at the same rate. Here are the five fastest–growing engineering specialties.  Biomedical Engineering  Biomedical engineers design and develop things like medical equipment, devices, computer systems, and software for the healthcare field.… Read more »

How to Prepare for a Technical Engineering Interview

As part of the hiring process, many engineering firms and public agencies will incorporate a technical interview where you will be asked to solve specific problems or complete specific assignments. These can often feel more like exams, so it’s important to prepare well for a technical engineering interview.   Use These Tips to Prepare for a… Read more »

Everything You Need to Know About an AutoCAD Certification

Earning AutoCAD certification is important to prove your skills and expertise to potential employers and to command a higher salary. Not to mention, going through the formal process of earning a certification helps you work more efficiently and effectively on the job. Here are some important things you should know about pursuing AutoCAD certification.   What Is AutoCAD… Read more »

Everything You Need To Know About A Professional Engineering License

While a Professional Engineering (PE) license is not required to work as an engineer, it is highly recommended. As a PE, you become more marketable to employers because it signals a certain level of proficiency and the ability to take on a higher level of responsibility. It also gives clients peace of mind and helps build trust… Read more »

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