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 »

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 »

Signs Your Tech Project Isn’t Successful  

Nearly one–quarter of all IT projects fail. But those numbers don’t have to be so high. Sometimes better pre-planning can prevent failure, but knowing the signs that a project is going sideways can help the team regroup to prevent a crash-and-burn scenario. Here are signs you should watch for that will signal your tech project isn’t successful.  … Read more »

How to Build a Team of Engineers with Great Culture 

To attract and retain top engineering talent, it is necessary to foster a culture where those engineers will thrive. While every engineer will have unique priorities and preferences, here are several areas that help foster a culture that nearly every engineer will thrive in.   Eliminate Micromanagement   One of the fastest ways to kill morale and employee engagement is to… Read more »

5 of the Most In-Demand Programming Languages of 2020

Thousands of new developer jobs have been opening each year as more of our world becomes connected via computers and the internet. Whether we are talking about aerospace or tiny computers in our appliances, almost every industry has a growing need for programmers and developers.    And while developers are in high demand, we are facing… Read more »

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