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Questions to Ask Your Engineering Candidates

Your engineering interviews should cover questions that speak to the specific skills and experience required for the job, but they should also include questions that help you get a feel for the type of engineer the candidate is and the way they approach their work. For a more well-rounded conversation, incorporate these questions into your interviews… Read more »

How to Run an Effective Performance Review for Engineers 

It’s that time of year again – time for performance reviews. Both managers and employees stress over reviews. They take up a lot of time, cause anxiety and have actually been shown to de-motivate employees. So, what can you do to run an effective performance review for your engineers?   Performance Review Do’s and Don’ts  If you want to run effective performance… 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 »

How to Improve Cybersecurity for Remote Employees 

With millions of Americans working from home, cybersecurity has become a top priority for employers. Data breaches have always been a threat, but with employees working outside the office, and many on their own devices, threats have multiplied. It’s never too late to get risks under control to protect company and customer data.    Improve Cybersecurity for Remote Employees Keep Network… 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 »

3 Things All Successful Engineering Managers Have in Common

Between managing people and juggling a plethora of deadlines and goals, engineering managers have a lot on their plates. The wrong manager can have a negative impact on teams, projects and the company at large. So, how do you define the hallmarks of a successful engineering manager?   Here are three things you should always look for when promoting or hiring engineering managers.   They Build And Give… 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 »

How to Find Passive Candidates for Your Engineering Position

Whether the job market is in a state of boom or bust, it is challenging to recruit, hire and retain exceptional engineers. There is a well-documented shortage of engineering talent in the market which often makes it difficult to find your ideal candidates for open roles. If you are relying on traditional, reactionary methods of sourcing talent, you will… Read more »

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