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Land a Great New Job by Showing Them How You Will Contribute

Congrats! You’ve researched the company and you’re a perfect match for this position. There’s only one hurdle standing in the way between you and your dream job … the actual interview! It’s normal to experience anxiety when walking into an interview, but the more you plan and prepare ahead of time, the more comfortable and… Read more »

How to Source Better Candidates Through Your MSP

The concept of a Managed Service Provider (MSP) makes a lot of sense in theory. One main staffing and recruiting partner manages the contingent labor force and works hand in hand with other approved staffing agencies. This helps drive efficiency and consistency in the temporary workforce. However, many department leaders and HR professionals report challenges—especially… Read more »

5 Outdated Recruiting Practices that Turn Off Top Engineers

By: Leslie Stevens-Huffman If you haven’t updated your hiring process in a while, you may be hanging on to antiquated habits and procedures that actually hurt your ability to attract top engineering talent. Today’s job seekers want a transparent, inclusive process that provides a realistic preview of the job and the environment. They also expect… Read more »

The Golden Rules of Contract Engineering

By: Leslie Stevens-Huffman Every profession has unwritten rules that can make or break a career. Unfortunately, engineering professionals usually have to figure them out on their own – or discover them through trial and error when they venture into the world of contract engineering. To make your job easier, here are seven rules you need… Read more »

Adapt or Fail: How to Tailor Your Hiring Process for the Contract Marketplace

By: Leslie Stevens-Huffman When it comes to running an effective hiring process, one size does not fit all. You may lose talented engineering contractors to competitors unless you adapt your full-time hiring regimen to fit the fast-moving, task-oriented world of contract staffing. The traditional hiring process for regular, full-time engineers is time-intensive and focused on… Read more »

Engineering a Successful Job Search in the Digital Age

By: Leslie Stevens-Huffman You’ll need more than great technical skills and experience to land a full-time or contract engineering job in the digital age. To execute an effective search, engineering professionals also need a healthy dose of expertise in marketing, social media, mobile technology and a little bit of showmanship. Here are some suggestions and… Read more »

Build a Compelling EVP to Attract Top Engineering Talent

By: Leslie Stevens-Huffman Having a strong employee value proposition, or EVP, is critical when it comes to attracting, motivating and retaining talented engineering professionals who can positively impact your organization’s success. In fact, recent research indicates that middle market companies with compelling employer brands and EVPs averaged nearly three times more revenue growth than those… Read more »

Interview Like a Pro: Tips from Professional Media Trainers

By: Leslie Stevens-Huffman  Although answering questions from an engineering manager is not exactly the same as fielding questions from members of the media, there are similarities. Being coached by a professional media trainer, who understands the nuances that can make or break an interview, can boost your poise, confidence and communication skills. After all, most… Read more »

Tips for Building a Deep Mentor Pool

By: Leslie Stevens-Huffman Being paired with a mentor can help new engineers navigate company processes, understand the culture and become productive more quickly. In fact, a study by Deloitte found that 80 percent of learning takes place informally, making interactions between mentors and mentees crucial for transferring knowledge. Having a deep pool of mentors makes… Read more »

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