Converting Career Envy Into Forward Mobility

January 13th, 2017

Sometimes, when looking at a friend’s IT career, you may feel a pang of professional envy. The same thing probably occurs when parsing through your professional network connections on LinkedIn – “How do they get to work on all those cool projects while I’m stuck doing maintenance code?” Don’t let jealously adversely impact your technology… Read More

Fifteen Tips to Help You Find a Great Engineering Job in 2017

January 6th, 2017

With the new year soon upon us, some advice always helps when planning to look for a new engineering job in 2017. Here are fifteen tips for engineers searching for a great position in their field over the next year. Good luck on the hunt!

Ten Phrases Killing Your Résumé (and Ten Great Alternatives)

December 24th, 2016

A quality résumé remains a big factor in earning you a first interview, and the technology industry is no exception. You need to ensure the language in your CV is up to date, with no tired clichés or meaningless verbiage causing the hiring manager to overlook your potential candidacy. Here are ten vague and generally… Read More

Engineer? Six Reasons to Be Certified in CAD.

December 16th, 2016

Computer-aided design remains an important skill for many engineers, no matter their specific discipline. Producing electric circuit designs, architectural documents, 3D product drawings, and more requires a deft touch with CAD software. Earning a certification in CAD helps to boost your chances of quickly finding a new position when the time comes. With a successful… Read More

Don’t Let Overanalysis Cripple Your Career Prospects

December 9th, 2016

While it is important to take a detailed and measured approach whenever you are looking for a new technology position, don’t let this extra prep time actually delay you when applying for a position. In a competitive job market, the “early bird gets the worm” in many cases. This kind of unintentional procrastination may be… Read More