News

Category: Engineering Candidates

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 »

5 Soft Skills That Will Help You Land That Engineering Position

As an engineer, potential employers weigh your technical skills and experience heavily. They want to know that you have the chops to handle the job. However, you can meet all the technical requirements but not land the job. Why? Because employers are also looking for soft skills. These are the critical skills that have nothing to do with… Read more »

Reasons to Consider Working as a Contract Engineer 

Engineers have a lot of options in today’s market. Their skills are in serious demand and there are not enough qualified job seekers to fill every open role. In such a competitive market, many engineers are deciding to take the leap into contract work. Contract engineers sign on for specific projects and they may work anywhere from… Read more »

Maneuvering Your Job Search through COVID-19 

Right now, times are very uncertain, very stressful and even a bit frightening. The COVID-19 outbreak has not only caused a health crisis but an economic crisis, as well. In a matter of days, millions of people found themselves suddenly out of work. Millions more are weeks or even days away from losing their jobs, and millions more still are left… Read more »

All Testimonials

John understood the scope of my job and was able to manage my moving goal posts and did not get rattled when I pulled the carpet out from under him …Read More »

Bill M.

See All Testimonials

PEAK Careers!

Take control of your career! Join the team as a recruiter at PEAK and build the future of your dreams.